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Chief medical officer: Make mental health bigger priority

Source: BBC Health News

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Date of publication: Sept 2014

Publication type: News

In a nutshell: “Dame Sally Davies said there were signs funding was being cut at a time when the cost to the economy was rising.”  The article gives a number of statistics about the current picture of mental health problems and funding. 27 more words

Public Health

Overcoming Drug And Substance Addiction

Drug and substance abuse is a major cause of family as well as health problems. However, there is still hope for restoration to a normal life. 381 more words

Drug Rehab

U.S. Grants Aimed at Assisting Va. Schools, Students

RICHMOND, Va. — More than $13 million in federal funding is headed to Virginia to improve mental health services for students and to expand school safety programs. 125 more words


Tell Congress to Decriminalize Mental Illness

 This petition arrived in my email today.

Please sign it even if you think mental illness will never affect your life.  It will probably affect the lives of many of the people you love. 366 more words

Photography And Art

A Psychotic Episode Shouldn't End in a Jail Cell

The following blog post, entitled “A Psychotic Episode Shouldn’t End in a Jail Cell,” on mental health services in this country comes from the ACLU. 388 more words

Prison Reform

Mental Health Services in Ireland: Glass Half Full Version

After yesterday’s post I started feeling it would be remiss not to mention the very positive things that are happening in mental health charities run by the good people of Ireland at the moment – the sunnier side up of the story of our mental health services, if you will. 232 more words