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Cohabiting better for men's mental health; marriage better for women's
Serial relationships are good for men's mental health, but bad for women's, suggest the results of national survey in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. And cohabiting is better for men's mental health, but marriage is better for women's, the data show. The researchers base their findings on the responses to a validated mental health questionnaire from 4,430 men and women under... View News Article (2003-12-18)

A viewpoint article in this week's issue of THE LANCET comments that technological and pharmacological advances in psychiatry are widening the gap in mental-health services between developed and less-developed countries. Norman Sartorius from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and Robin Emsley from Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa, outline five areas where attention needs to... View News Article (2000-12-13)

The crime of mental illness
Canada needs to change its approach to mentally ill prisoners as correctional facilities worldwide contain a higher percentage of people with mental illness than the general population. View News Article (2010-06-01)

Most suicidal adolescents receive follow-up care after ER visits
For suicidal adolescents, the emergency department (ED) is most often the chosen portal to mental health services. View News Article (2010-10-01)

Schools may help close gap to mental health services for adolescents with mental disorders
A study published in the May 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that mental health resources provided by schools are significantly associated with whether adolescents with mental disorders receive needed mental health services. View News Article (2013-05-07)

Mental health inequalities in detection of breast cancer
Women with a mental illness (including depression, anxiety and serious mental illnesses) are less likely to be screened for breast cancer. View News Article (2014-12-01)

Debt linked to mental health problems
New research, led by the University of Southampton, has shown that people in debt are three times more likely to have a mental health problem than those not in debt.  View News Article (2013-09-27)

Gaps in mental health infrastructure for youth identified in many US communities
Mental health facilities that provide outpatient specialty services for youth are a critical element of the mental health care infrastructure, especially for youth who are uninsured or publically insured.  View News Article (2013-02-13)

Does the ambulance service need more training in mental health issues?
Ruth Elliot, Senior Lecturer in the department of Mental Health and Learning Disability at the University of Huddersfield, has published an article discussing the need for a national 'Mental Health Pathway' to enable paramedics to provide the appropriate care for people who present mental health issues.  View News Article (2013-08-01)

Reports of Mental Health Disability Increase in U.S.
The prevalence of self-reported mental health disabilities increased in the U.S. among non-elderly adults during the last decade, according to a study by Ramin Mojtabai, MD, PhD, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. View News Article (2011-09-26)

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