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drug overdose deaths, stigma

Research combats rise of drug overdose deaths by addressing stigma

Looking at rising cases of drug overdose deaths, researchers discuss how stigma correlates to poor health outcomes for those struggling with addiction.
suicide and overdose, automation

How have robots increased suicide and overdose in humans?

An increase in “deaths of despair” – suicide and overdose – across the US has been linked to robot manufacturing which is gradually replacing people in their jobs.
suicides drug overdose, intentional overdose

Suicide by intentional overdose increased in some communities

A study finds that suicides by intentional drug overdose has increased among young people, elderly people, and Black women across the US.
mental health conditions

A WHO perspective on mental health

Dr Florence Baingana, Regional Advisor, Mental Health and Substance Abuse at WHO African Region speaks about mental health and why it is so important today
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£5 million funding to services preventing suicide

To help meet the increased demand from the pandemic, the government has funded £5 million to services to prevent suicide, including charities, NHS and social care staff, and high-risk groups.
men's health

The importance of addressing men’s health in 2021

Men’s health, both physical and mental is a topic that often gets brushed under the carpet. Here we explore what is being done to ensure men are receiving the healthcare they need this ‘Movember’.
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Suicide prevention: How to talk to someone with suicidal thoughts

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September, Philip Adkins, National IAPT Clinical Lead at Vita Health Group, looks at suicide prevention in the workplace and addresses how an employee can talk to a colleague with suicidal thoughts.
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Study finds suicidal thoughts in veterans did not increase during pandemic

A study by Yale University, published in JAMA Psychiatry, says that suicidal thoughts in veterans remained stable throughout the isolation of the pandemic.
COVID-19 anxiety, mental health

Poll finds COVID-19 anxiety is key concern for US adults

Research by the University of Phoenix found that 41% of Americans are worried about COVID-19 anxiety levels, even more than concerns about paying bills and rent.
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Suicide prevention: A complex issue for the Canadian Government

In this mental health focus - we thoughtfully consider suicide prevention - a complex issue for the Canadian Government.
world of mental health, mental health

The world of mental health: Insights into suicide, stress and stigmas

Steph Hazlegreaves, Digital Editor at Open Access Government, delves into the world of mental health in this report that looks at suicide, stress and stigmas
adolescents in crisis

Adolescents in Crisis: Suicide, assault and elopement

Here, Wade Junek describes strategies for helping adolescents in crisis, specifically targeting suicide, assault and elopement.
suicide risk, adolescents

Cause of suicide risk in brain identified by researchers

Suicide is the cause of death for 800,000 people globally, with one person every 40 seconds: What have researchers identified about suicide risk in the brain?
self harm rate, middle aged men

Researchers find high self-harm rate for middle-aged men

Self-harm rates in middle-aged men increased significantly following the 2008 financial crisis, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Manchester.
approach to mental health, societal expectations men

Should employers take a gendered approach to mental health?

The 'masculinity' of men infringes on their access to psychological help: Read this to hear a helpful approach to mental health.
harmed by the internet, UK digital secretary

UK Digital Secretary meets those harmed by the internet

An upcoming White Paper will outline steps government will take to ensure the UK is a safer place to be online for those harmed by the internet
neurobiological research, treat mental illness

Neurobiological research drives the ability to treat mental illness

Jeffrey Borenstein, of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation argues that research drives the ability to treat mental illness and why funding innovative neurobiological research is a priority.
suicide prevention, cross-government

First ever cross-government suicide prevention plan published

The cross-government plan for suicide prevention has a focus on how social media and the latest technology can identify those most at risk.
workplace mental health

Good management is essential for positive mental health in the workplace

Mental Health Europe’s Director Maria Nyman shares insights on how to promote a positive work environment to improve workplace mental health The benefits of promoting positive workplace mental health, as well as the existing psychosocial risks linked to work and employment, are widely acknowledged. Most of us will also know...
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Suicide: A major public health concern

Dr Jane Pearson from NIMH highlights suicide as a public health concern and addresses how can be prevented and the contributing factors behind it

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