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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Mental illness group to hold course for parents, caregivers

Mental illness group to hold course for parents, caregivers
 - Around 13 percent of children between the ages of 8 and 15 have experienced a mental disorder is just one year, local experts say.

Liverpool food banks at risk of becoming 'big business' like the USA

Liverpool food banks at risk of becoming 'big business' like the USA
 - Food banks are undermining the government's duty to tackle the causes of poverty, a Liverpool food bank manager has admitted. Nadine Daniel ...

Why Children Are Fleeing Guatemala

Why Children Are Fleeing Guatemala
 - These are the smells of poverty in Central America. ... least they know the statistics: roughly 50 percent of all Guatemalans live below the poverty line, ...

What's worse: Parents in jail or divorce?

What's worse: Parents in jail or divorce?
 - Prison isn't just bad for the emotional and physical health of inmates. ... Glen Elliott, a medical director and chief psychiatrist at the Children's Health ...

Students skip vaccines under religious exemption

Students skip vaccines under religious exemption
 - While the number of unvaccinated kids is a small percentage of all students, some Clark County school health officials worry about the risk of having ...

Parents Think Their Overweight Kids Are Healthy, Study Finds

Parents Think Their Overweight Kids Are Healthy, Study Finds
 - Between 2005 and 2008, parents—mostly mothers—were more likely to say they viewed their overweight child as healthy, compared to parents ...

Kids and food dyes: Should I be concerned?

Kids and food dyes: Should I be concerned?
 - hough the research may not show strong or conclusive evidence about the relationship between food dye and your child's health, many foods with ...

New school policies on anti-bullying that even parents and volunteers must follow

New school policies on anti-bullying that even parents and volunteers must follow
 - Governor Mike Pence signed new anti-bully legislation into law in the Spring. It requires schools to have specific anti-bully policies. Those schools are ...

After months of bullying I finally snapped

After months of bullying I finally snapped
 - I have come out of six months of bullying by a dedicated 'support' person. I haven't been bullied in a workplace ever before. I ended up in constant ...

New ads want your teen to get this ...

New ads want your teen to get this ...
 - A new survey released last year shows teen smoking rates have dropped to below 10 percent. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health's ...

Fewer Teen Girls Are Having Kids. But There Are Still Many (Older) Single Parents.

Fewer Teen Girls Are Having Kids. But There Are Still Many (Older) Single Parents.
 - Still, the steady drop in the teen birth rate is good news. Health-wise, children born to teen parents have a higher risk of low birth weight and preterm ...




Almost 1 year since Huntsville teen's suicide, Daniel Adamek pushes for better mental health care

Almost 1 year since Huntsville teen's suicide, Daniel Adamek pushes for better mental health care
 - Daniel Adamek was a first-year graduate student more than 15 years ago when he learned he would be the father of a little ...

Autism Affecting Synapses Study Leaves More Questions Than Answers

Autism Affecting Synapses Study Leaves More Questions Than Answers
 - One of the most controversial mental disorders is autism. Scientists have made a breakthrough in a newly conducted study that indicates that autism is ...

Are you suffering from sleep 'drunkenness' disorder?

Are you suffering from sleep 'drunkenness' disorder?
 - Participants were also asked about mental illness diagnoses and any ... Among those who had an episode, 37.4 percent also had a mental disorder.




Mental Health: Depression & Bipolar Disorder

Mental Health: Depression & Bipolar Disorder
 - As part of a week-long series about mental health in America, HuffPost Live today takes a deep dive into depression and bipolar disorder. We speak ...

Battling demons? When it comes to mental illness, language matters

Battling demons? When it comes to mental illness, language matters
 - For some reason, we tend to use mystical metaphors to describe the suffering of those with a mental illness, particularly depression. These images ...

Is narcissism a personality trait or mental disorder?

Is narcissism a personality trait or mental disorder?
 - It's a diagnosis, inscribed in "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition," or DSM. Narcissistic personality disorder belongs to ...

Mental illness in kids on the rise

Mental illness in kids on the rise
 - Most suffer from major psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Some are at risk for self-harm or harm to others," she said.

Gender-blind family sees rainbow of colours

Gender-blind family sees rainbow of colours
 - We recognize that we have work to do with our school community to ensure that our LGBTQ students feel their school environment is all of these ...

Berlin's first openly gay mayor to resign by end of year

Berlin's first openly gay mayor to resign by end of year
 - Charismatic Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit, whose reputation has taken a beating over struggles in the construction of the German capital's ...

Modern Family,' 'The Normal Heart,' Jim Parsons among Emmy winners

Modern Family,' 'The Normal Heart,' Jim Parsons among Emmy winners
 - LOS ANGELES — “Modern Family” and “Breaking Bad” triumphed at Monday’s Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable series retain the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series like “Orange Is the New Black.” The ceremony’s emotional high point came with Billy Crystal’s restrained and graceful remembrance of Robin Williams, who died Aug. 11 by suicide.

HBO's 'The Normal Heart' wins Emmy Award for best TV movie

HBO's 'The Normal Heart' wins Emmy Award for best TV movie
 - HBO's “The Normal Heart” has won the Emmy Award for best made-for-television movie. The critically acclaimed film depicts the rise of the HIV-AIDS ...




Jim Parsons wins fourth Emmy as best actor in comedy series

Jim Parsons wins fourth Emmy as best actor in comedy series
 - Jim Parsons, the lovable geek on “The Big Bang Theory,” is the winner of his fourth Emmy Award for best actor in a comedy series. Parsons, who is ...

HRC report examines World Congress of Families' anti-gay influence, extremism

HRC report examines World Congress of Families' anti-gay influence, extremism
 - The Human Rights Campaign on Monday released a new report examining what it calls one of the most influential groups in ...

Despite Gains in Social Acceptance, LGBT Americans Still Financial Struggle

Despite Gains in Social Acceptance, LGBT Americans Still Financial Struggle
 - The results of this survey are consistent with other widely respected research institutions who note that LGBTQ people continue to experience ...