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The majority of the world's population lives in low-income countries with extremely limited access to mental health care. This gap is largest in African nations, which have the world's lowest ratio of mental health professionals: just 1.4 per 100,000 people. For more than a decade, researchers have been exploring ways to close that gap for nearly 50 million orphans in Africa who are grieving the loss of one or both parents. HIV/AIDS and respiratory infections are the leading cause of death.
With the news this week of the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, reactions and commentary are pouring in on social media. People who never met them are grasping for answers as to why these icons could meet such a tragic end. Specifically they may be asking, "How could they do this?" It's a common question in the aftermath of a suicide that, though typically innocent in nature, is loaded with crucial misunderstandings about suicide and, in some cases, mental illness.
European mental health institutions fall "far below the standard," with no single institution meeting all of the standards for quality of care and human rights, according to a new World Health Organization report. Among the more severe transgressions documented in the report were the use of restraints to manage difficult behavior, sexual abuse of female patients, sleeping on floors, restrictions on communication and little access to "meaningful daily activities."
Kasey Moyer remembers feeling hopeful in 2004 as she watched then-Gov. Mike Johanns sign a mental health care reform bill that would shift the focus of treatment from state psychiatric hospitals to community care. "We were really excited about transformation," said Moyer, executive director of the Mental Health Association of Nebraska.
The plan was announced a week before Christmas 2014 and felt like a gift to a city that had been roiling for months. At last, Milwaukee would adopt a better way for police to handle people in the midst of a mental health crisis. No one wanted another Dontre Hamilton tragedy. Hamilton, 31, a roofer with a history of suicide attempts and schizophrenia, was sleeping on a bench in Red Arrow Park downtown at lunchtime on April 30, 2014.
A report with the Office of Inspector General found that the state of Florida failed to run mental health background checks for concealed weapon permit applicants for more than a year. The reported negligence affected running background checks for what the state calls non-criminal disqualifying conditions, meaning background checks into issues including whether people have been committed to mental institutions.
Hundreds of kids are awaiting mental health services in Maine and many are waiting months. The Bangor Daily News reports 336 young people are waiting for home- and community-based treatment under the state's Medicaid program. Over a quarter of those kids have been waiting longer than three months as of April 27.
The calls to Mitch Glaser's office became overwhelming. What used to be one or two patients a day seeking mental health services has rocketed to close to 20 daily in the past two months. Glaser, the chairman of child, adolescent and adult psychiatry at Presence Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center even had to cancel his practice's advertisement with Google AdWords.
Mental health services for women and girls will receive a $1 million boost from the Women's Fund of Central Indiana. Nearly $300,000 of that money will support the launch of Give an Hour in Indianapolis, a program offering individual mental health counseling for marginalized women and girls. An additional $750,000 grant that will be awarded to an as-yet-unidentified new mental health initiative, was made possible by money raised from Michelle Obama's appearance here in February.
The 41st Annual Wellness and Recovery Summit is here. This is the Annual Summit will attract approximately 500 like-minded individuals globally, who are part of the psychiatric rehabilitation community. Are you registered yet? Be a part of one of the most important gatherings for Psychiatric Rehabilitation professionals. Our 41st Wellness and Recovery Summit will provide you with in-depth education and networking opportunities to providers across all specialties. Attending the Summit is critical to professional growth and improved outcomes: discover cutting-edge research, and receive training on innovative and best practices, cost-effective strategies, and improved outcomes from leading experts and rising stars in the field, and leave with the tools, knowledge, and CE Credit required to advance as a Psych Rehab specialist. With all of this, you are making a well-worth investment in your profession! The Academy for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery is excited to offer exclusive access to three special events for a limited number of full Summit Registrants! You may either add one of these events during registration process, or add an event to your existing registration. A CPRP Prep Course and two Pre-Conference Institutes are available exclusively to full Summit Registrants. Limited space is available. Additional fee required. See YOU in Denver!
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It's not always easy for men to seek help, especially when it comes to mental health. Stereotypes about men not talking about their emotions and phrases like "man up" add even more stigma than what already surrounds mental health. Young men busy with their careers may not think they have time to see someone. Telehealth is emerging as an attractive solution to overcome these problems.