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Stigma is preventing young people from opening up about mental health issues, a youth charity has said. Almost one in four young people (24%) would not confide in someone if they were experiencing a mental health problem, a poll commissioned by The Prince's Trust found. More than a third (35%)…
Further education colleges are referring increasing numbers of students with mental health problems directly to A&E, according to new research. A poll of 105 colleges - almost a third of the total in England - found three-quarters have referred students directly to A&E in the past academic year (2015/16) due…
Young people with mental health problems who have contact with mental health services are significantly less likely to suffer from clinical depression later in their adolescence than those with equivalent difficulties who do not receive treatment, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. This comes as Prime Minister…
A type of depression may affect people who are genetically at risk of schizophrenia, a new study has suggested. The University of Edinburgh research team said its findings could help to shed light on the causes of depression, which affects about one in five people. It could also pave the…
More than two-thirds of adolescents who suffer from depression could see long-term benefits from receiving one of three psychological treatments – of which only one is currently recommended on the NHS – according to research published in The Lancet Psychiatry. Depression affects around one in twenty adolescents, causing considerable suffering…
An acclaimed author will give a guest lecture at the University of Wolverhampton next week, discussing issues around her latest book, which documents a year-long episode of manic depression. Jay Griffiths’ newest work, Tristimania: A Diary of Manic Depression, has received five-star reviews. It tells the story of a devastating…
Scotland's older generations can be left isolated if they experience mental health problems, according to a new project. Age in Mind is working to identify and reduce the discrimination faced by people over 50 who have experienced mental health problems. So far the research has found the older generations experiencing…
Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has said we must continue to work together across government and other sectors to reduce the suicide rate in Northern Ireland. The Minister was speaking after the thirteenth meeting of the Ministerial Co-ordination Group on Suicide Prevention, where Executive Ministers provided updates on action being taken…
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