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Under 16s 'refused access to mental health safe havens'

By BBC News

Children suffering a mental health crisis are forced into police custody because 35% of NHS "places of safety" in England ban under 16s, figures show.

The Care Quality Commission found 56 out of 161 facilities, including hospitals, will not admit people under the age of 16 and half ban under 17s.

 
The watchdog said it was worried about the "routine" use of police cells in England for troubled children.
 
Care minister Norman Lamb called the situation "unacceptable".
 
The CQC said people who suffer a mental health crisis in a public place - and are
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17 | 04 | 2014
Samaritans to study link between the internet and suicide

By Ross Lydall, Evening Standard

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18 | 02 | 2014
Test 'predicts' teen depression risk

By James Gallagher, BBC News
A tool for predicting the risk of clinical depression in teenage boys has been developed by researchers.
 

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18 | 02 | 2014
Better care for mentally ill urged

By South Port Visitor, Photograph: Peter Brooker/Rex Features
It is "unacceptable" that children suffering a mental health crisis are being locked up in

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18 | 02 | 2014
The Rise of Superhero Therapy: Comic Books as Psychological Treatment

By Alex Suskind, The Daily Beast
A band of renegade therapists has been treating patients with something a bit unorthodox: superheroes. Just think of them as the

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17 | 02 | 2014
Frank Bruno celebrates victory with Sunday Mirror in mental health campaign

By Nck Owens, Mirror

Radical changes to NHS treatment of vulnerable patients will be announced by the Government this week.

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17 | 02 | 2014
MentalHealthCop blogger's Twitter account suspended

The Guardian

West Midlands police say aspects of Insp Michael Brown's social media communications are being investigated.

The Twitter account of an

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17 | 02 | 2014
Autoimmune attack behind some cases of schizophrenia

By Clare Wilson, New Scientist
As many as 1 in 10 cases of schizophrenia may be triggered by an autoimmune reaction against brain cells, according to early trial

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14 | 02 | 2014
First large-scale study of stock market volatility and mental disorders

By Medical Express

Falling stock prices lead to increased hospitalisations for mental disorders, according to new research published today in the journal Health

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14 | 02 | 2014
Adam Ant on mental health struggles: 'I've been lucky'

By Mayer Nissim, Digital Spy
Adam Ant has said that he has been "lucky" in his struggles with mental health problems.
 
The

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14 | 02 | 2014
Quitting smoking ‘can help mental health’

By Rob Waugh, Yahoo! News

Cutting out smoking, or cutting down on the number of cigarettes smoked led patients to be less likely to have psychiatric problems or

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13 | 02 | 2014