Tag: mental health

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Suicidal children forced to wait months for a mental health referral

Suicidal children forced to wait months for a mental health referral

Ms Rughoobeer said she had worked with a 13-year-old boy who told her he planned to kill himself who was given just just three sessions of CBT bef ...
Kids’ teeth can help identify those at risk of mental health problems

Kids’ teeth can help identify those at risk of mental health problems

KIDS’ teeth can be used to identify those at risk of developing mental health problems, a study suggests. Boffins also found a link between the con ...
Home Office funding top London mental health clinic to treat returning jihadists and their children

Home Office funding top London mental health clinic to treat returning jihadists and their children

The returning families unit run by the Tavistock is funded by the Home Office and provides “local authorities with expert support”, according to a ...
‘They thought it was contagious’: Teenage mothers at risk from postnatal depression

‘They thought it was contagious’: Teenage mothers at risk from postnatal depression

“The real worry is that when the girls are too depressed to breastfeed their children, their families can’t afford to buy formula milk and the bab ...
Smoking cannabis as a teen ‘increases risk of depression and TRIPLES suicide risk’

Smoking cannabis as a teen ‘increases risk of depression and TRIPLES suicide risk’

TEEN cannabis use is to blame for 60,000 people suffering depression in the UK, research reveals. Scientists claim seven per cent of cases in youn ...
Smoking cannabis as a teen ‘increases risk of depression and TRIPLES suicide risk’

Smoking cannabis as a teen ‘increases risk of depression and TRIPLES suicide risk’

TEEN cannabis use is to blame for 60,000 people suffering depression in the UK, research reveals. Scientists claim seven per cent of cases in youn ...
Smoking cannabis as teenager increases risk of depression by 40 per cent, Oxford study finds

Smoking cannabis as teenager increases risk of depression by 40 per cent, Oxford study finds

The studies were observational, meaning they could not prove that use of the drugs triggered the later depression, researchers said.  It it possib ...
If social media companies want to be a force for good, responsibility must become core to their business

If social media companies want to be a force for good, responsibility must become core to their business

A report by the Royal Society for Public Health suggested that social media can be more addictive than alcohol or cigarettes. Cyber‑bullying and g ...
Alexa-like bots will listen out for suicidal patients under NHS technology revolution 

Alexa-like bots will listen out for suicidal patients under NHS technology revolution 

Using phones or Skype for diagnoses and treatment has the potential for significant savings, and free up 5.7 million hours of GPs' time across Eng ...
Drop in suicide rate in China fuels global fall in deaths

Drop in suicide rate in China fuels global fall in deaths

The country with the highest suicide rate in the world was Lesotho, with a rate of 39 deaths per 100,000 people, followed by Lithuania (31 per 100 ...
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