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Half of teenage boys would not talk to fathers about mental health

Half of teenage boys would not talk to fathers about mental health

Fathers are being encouraged to openly discuss mental health with their sons following a survey which reveals many young men do not talk about their feelings. Roughly one third of the teenagers in the poll said they instead chose to “put a brave face on”, even though most of them wanted their fathers to talk to them about [...]

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Sons ‘fear talking to their fathers about mental health’

Sons ‘fear talking to their fathers about mental health’

When depression hit Keenan Atkins in early secondary school, he was scared to talk to his father about it. Men of his dad’s generation are afraid to talk about their feelings in case they are seen as “weak”, he says. And this seems a common experience for teenage boys, with 49% telling a survey they [...]

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DIT students with mental health issues up 700% in four years

DIT students with mental health issues up 700% in four years

The number of students registering with mental health issues at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has increased by 700 per cent in the past four years. The sharp rise is regarded as a positive indicator that efforts to address the stigma surrounding mental health issues among young people are paying off. “People wouldn’t have disclosed [...]

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Is Hillary Clinton Healthy? Conspiracy Theories And Facts About Her ‘Mental And Physical Stamina’

Is Hillary Clinton Healthy? Conspiracy Theories And Facts About Her ‘Mental And Physical Stamina’

In December 2012, Hillary Clinton sustained a concussion. The secretary of state had become so dehydrated she fainted, hit her head, and, as a result, was brought to New York-Presbyterian Hospital for a follow-up MRI scan of her brain. Doctors discovered a blood clot inside a vein inside her skull and promptly prescribed blood thinners — which became [...]

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Furore over naked patients in Bengal mental hospital

Furore over naked patients in Bengal mental hospital

Three women huddled on an iron cot, without any clothes. The mattress was removed to provide them respite from bed bugs. In the adjoining ward for male inmates, men crouched on the floor, naked, bereft of minimum basic living conditions. Three other men, also naked, were made to stand in a row as some members [...]

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Understanding mental health

Understanding mental health

Kathmandu Physical, social and mental health are important aspects of one’s life. If any one of these aspects is affected, then a person cannot be called a healthy being. Compared to physical health, mental aspect of health is often neglected by people. “This is because of stigma associated with mental illness in the general population [...]

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Duchess of Cambridge lends support to podcasts on children’s mental health

Duchess of Cambridge lends support to podcasts on children’s mental health

She issued a statement backing the initiative from The Anna Freud Centre National Centre for Children and Families, of which she is patron. Her statement said: “One in three adults still say they would be embarrassed to seek help for their child’s mental health. “No parent would fail to call the doctor if their child [...]

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Kate and William would get mental health support for their children if necessary

Kate and William would get mental health support for their children if necessary

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge “feel very strongly” about getting expert mental health support for their children if they needed it. Kate, patron of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families – a children’s mental health charity – said getting early support for a child who is struggling to cope is “the [...]

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Hispanic, Black Students Less Likely To Receive Help For Mental Health Problems

Hispanic, Black Students Less Likely To Receive Help For Mental Health Problems

Black and Hispanic students are less likely to get proper mental health treatment than their white counterparts despite having similar rates of mental health problems, a new study shows. Led by Dr. Lyndonna Marrast, of the Harvard Medical School, researchers examined data involving youngsters under 18 years old and young adults aged 18 to 34 [...]

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Black, Hispanic Students Less Likely To Receive Mental Health Treatment Than White Students: Study

Black, Hispanic Students Less Likely To Receive Mental Health Treatment Than White Students: Study

A new study has found that despite having a similar rate of mental health problems as white students, black and Hispanic students are less likely to receive proper mental health treatment, showcasing inherent racial inequalities that may be plaguing educational institutions. The research, led by Dr. Lyndonna Marrast, then of the Harvard Medical School, was [...]

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W.H.O. Weighs Dropping Transgender Identity From List of Mental Disorders

W.H.O. Weighs Dropping Transgender Identity From List of Mental Disorders

The World Health Organization is moving toward declassifying transgender identity as a mental disorder in its global list of medical conditions, with a new study lending additional support to a proposal that would delete the decades-old designation. The change, which has so far been approved by each committee that has considered it, is under review [...]

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Demi Lovato speaks on living with mental illness, performs at DNC

Demi Lovato speaks on living with mental illness, performs at DNC

– Demi Lovato called for greater access to mental health care while throwing her support behind presidential hopeful Hillary ClintonMonday during the Democratic National Convention. “Like millions of Americans, I am living with mental illness,” the singer opened her speech, referring to her struggles with bipolar disorder, eating disorders and substance abuse issues. “But I [...]

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