Department Of Psychology To Celebrate Mental Health Week

World Health Organisation (WHO) every year celebrates Mental Health Day on October 10 worldwide to spread awareness about mental health. In keeping with this spirit, university’s department of psychology, part of Faculty of Education and Psychology will be celebrating the Mental Health Week through a series of initiatives including rally, flash mob, street-plays and visits to rural areas to spread awareness. “Given today’s stressful times and the alarming number of suicides being committed, we aim to spread awareness about positive mental health to a much larger audience of Baroda,” a faculty official told TOI, adding that programmes including fund raising event, psychological testing, on-the-spot counseling, talent show, drawing competition, outreach community awareness, quiz competition, hypnosis workshop and movie screening among others will be held during the week. “We are going to conduct several educative and fun loving activities through which people will understand the importance of mental health,” said the official, adding that these activities are not just for students but also targeting communities.
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Mental Health, Autism Spectrum Patients Struggle To Get Health Care Coverage

I feel like I have a child now. I have to tell someone what to do tell him when to shower, when to get dressed. I have somebody asking me whats for lunch? Whats for dinner? Now I am taking care of someone else. I am a graduate student in psychology, that is already like a full-time job in itself. Mental health Its been a similarly difficult path for many who have tried to obtain assistance for mental health disorders, which up until recently have been ignored by many health insurance companies that have simply refused coverage to those suffering from a range of diseases, including depression, schizophrenia and substance abuse issues. Our best understanding is that about 1 in 5 people will have behavioral disorder in any given year, including substance abuse disorders. Included in there are substance use conditions.
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Why Maternal Mental Health Should be a Priority

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Part of the problem with treating maternal depression is that it can be difficult to detect, especially in resource-poor countries. Core symptoms of depression such as fatigue and poor sleep are also effects of motherhood and often go unnoticed in new mothers. Screening for depression should be an integral component of antenatal visits and health care professionals who do not specialize in mental health should be trained to recognize symptoms of depression in pregnant women and new mothers. Over the last decade, interventions by non-mental health specialists have produced promising results , and efforts are being expanded to low- and middle-income countries with encouraging outcomes.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://blogs.plos.org/speakingofmedicine/2013/09/11/why-maternal-mental-health-should-be-a-priority/

Secret James Holmes Mental Health Report Completed, Given To Court

(Photo credit: AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Police are pictured outside of a Century 16 movie theatre where as many as 12 people were killed and many injured at a shooting during the showing of a movie at the in Aurora, Colo., Friday, July 20, 2012. (Photo credit: AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates talks to media at Aurora Mall where as many as 12 people were killed and many injured at a shooting at the Century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colo., Friday, July 20, 2012. (Photo credit: AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates talks to media at the Aurora Mall where as many as 14 people were killed and many injured at a shooting at the Century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colo., Friday, July 20, 2012. (Photo credit: AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Police are pictured outside of a Century 16 movie theatre where as many as 12 people were killed and many injured at a shooting during the showing of a movie at the in Aurora, Colo., Friday, July 20, 2012.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/09/secret-james-holmes-mental-report_n_3895534.html

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