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2014-06-28 12:03:19

St. Michael's Hospital Women with chronic physical illnesses are more likely to use mental health services than men with similar illnesses; they also seek out mental health services six months earlier than those same men, according to new study from St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). "Chronic physical illness can lead to depression," said Dr. Flora Matheson, a scientist in the hospital's Centre for Research on Inner City Health. "We want...

2014-03-05 12:26:36

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS SERVICES TO HELP WITH INVISIBLE WOUNDS OF WAR SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego military community joined local mental health advocates last night for "Serving Those Who Serve," an event designed to break down the barriers that prevent service members and veterans from seeking mental health services, specifically the stigma associated with mental illness. More than 200 veterans, active duty and their family members attended the event at the San...

2013-10-03 23:24:51

Already burdened with the highest cost of living in the nation, San Francisco Bay Area residents who seek mental health services have limited options for quality affordable treatment. But the barrier to access quality treatment has been softened by changes which will allow individuals to receive counseling for a newly reduced rate of $20 per hour at The Holos Institute, a nonprofit mental health clinic with offices in San Francisco, Oakland and Marin County. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB)...

2013-08-21 10:53:05

Mental health conditions contribute to approximately 14% of the total global burden of disease but there is a substantial treatment gap in both developed and developing countries. Treatment of mental health conditions in low resource settings such as Nigeria, one of Africa's most populous countries, is particularly challenging where that are few mental health professionals. For example Nigeria has a population of ~150 million but only 0.06 psychiatrists and 0.02 psychologists per 100,000...

2013-07-26 23:19:58

Guardian Behavioral Health Foundation implements its plan to expand mental health services in South Florida. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 Guardian Behavioral Health Foundation, a nonprofit behavioral health services provider in South Florida, is hosting a variety of community and professional workshops on mental health services and treatment. Starting in July 2013, the Foundation will host quarterly professional events as well as regular community education workshops...

2013-07-16 10:50:23

Individual ethnic groups use psychiatric and mental health services in Scotland very differently, a study suggests. Researchers have found that there is a significant difference in the rates of hospitalizations for mental health problems according to ethnic group. The study also revealed that there are widely differing patterns of hospitalization for mental health problems among non-White groups. It is the first study of its kind to be carried out in Scotland. Researchers say that...

2013-06-13 23:14:48

Miami VA Healthcare System Hires 9 New Mental Health Professionals, meets local hiring goal. MIAMI (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama´s August 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families. The Miami VA Healthcare System has hired 9 new mental health professionals toward this...

2013-06-03 23:17:25

MedMark Services, Inc. has been awarded the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMSHA) 2013 Science and Service Award for the treatment of Opioid-Related Disorders. Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 MedMark Services, Inc. has been awarded the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMSHA) 2013 Science and Service Award for the treatment of Opioid-Related Disorders. SAMSHA is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This national award recognizes...

2013-04-05 13:10:17

Experts from The University of Manchester have revealed their findings from the most in-depth study ever to take place in the UK into the tragic instances of child killing by parents, known as filicide. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, found 37 per cent of parents and step-parents who killed their children were suffering from some form of mental illness and 12% had been in contact with mental health services within a year of the offense. Academics from the University's...


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