“Mental illnesses, unlike broken bones, are invisible to everyone but those experiencing them. But their reality is no different and no less painful. Many will suffer in silence, unaware that helpful treatments are available. Our mental health hub is here to help you understand everything you need to know about mental illness and its management. Together we will champion the need for good mental health provision in a compassionate and caring society.”
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Childhood bullying is so common that it may not seem like a big deal. Up to 35% of people are estimated to have experienced it at some point. By adulthood, we are generally expected to have “got over” it. But the mental health effects of being bullied can be serious and last a lifetime. One study has even suggested that, when it comes to mental health, bullying is as harmful as child abuse, if not worse.
Approximately 20% of people who have been bullied experience some kind of mental health problems later in life, even at the age of 50. While some of these, such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), are easy to spot, others may be more difficult to recognise. These can range from inexplicable bouts of anger to a lifetime of feeling inferior to other people.
Although there has been an immense amount of research on bullying, most of it has focused on immediate effects, intervention and prevention. So we need more research on long-term effects and new forms of bullying, such as online abuse.
Source: Childhood bullying can cause lifelong psychological damage – here’s how to spot the signs and move on : The Conversation
Conduct disorder is a mental health condition that affects children and adolescents. It is characterized by a behavioral pattern in which the child breaks age-appropriate social norms and rules.
Along with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), conduct disorder is considered a disruptive behavior disorder and it is one of the most common mental health disorders diagnosed in young people.
Young people with this condition can be cruel and violent towards others, including pets and other animals. They may be destructive, breaking and damaging property.
The behavior associated with conduct disorder is not limited to occasional outbursts. It is consistent and repetitive, occurring frequently enough that it interferes with the child’s education, family life, and social life.
Fast facts on conduct disorder:
Source: Conduct disorder: Symptoms, treatment, and causes : Medical News Today
Social workers tell us the impact their work is having on their lives outside of work
Source: 50 ways social work affects your personal life | Community Care
The Tories have just admitted that the assessments for PIP are meaningless and nothing more than a charade. MP George Freeman the head of the Number 10 Policy Board has just admitted this today on …
Source: Tories admit PIP assessments are a meaningless charade
What are the signs and symptoms of anxiety and ADHD and what differences are there? Learn about treatments including medication, therapy, and relaxation.
Source: ADHD and Anxiety: What’s the Connection? – Medical News Today
Theresa May to pledge more help for people with depression and moves to reduce number of suicides Theresa May is set to announce major government action to improve support for people struggling with mental illness, including moves to help troubled young people and reduce the number of suicides. In a rare speech on domestic policy on Monday, the prime minister will promise that the whole of government will do more to improve the care received by the one in four people every year who develop anxiety, depression or other related conditions. She will detail how employers can play a much bigger role in helping staff who are forced to take time off work as a result of mental health problems. She is also finalising plans to outline steps schools can take to better identify and help the growing number of pupils who are becoming mentally vulnerable, sometimes as a result of sexting, bullying and pressure to do well in exams. May’s move will be the climax of a concerted attempt by the prime
Source: PM to unveil measures to improve mental healthcare | DisabledGo News and Blog
During downtime, some of us daydream while others might focus on a to-do list, or get stuck in a negative loop. Psychology has traditionally defined all these thought patterns as variations of “mind-wandering.”
Source: Does your mind jump around, stay on task or get stuck? Analysis of mind-wandering studies offers new perspective on mental disorders — ScienceDaily
There should more acceptance of others, for then the world would be a better place.