Rising Mental Health detentions: Have the ‘pressures’ of the Mental Health Act turned doctors too ‘risk-averse’?
March 20th, 2019
The 1983 Mental Health Act sets out a legal framework for the compulsory detention and treatment of the mentally ill.
In a speech to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Lady Hale mentioned the following statistic from an independent review of the Mental Health Act that was set up by the government.
‘Over the last 10 years, detentions in England have risen by 47% – from 43,000 in 2005/6 to 63,500 in 2015/16.’
Self-monitoring of the use of social media can help reduce a risk of mental health issue
March 11th, 2019
In recent months it has become more and more evident that social media has a huge impact on lives of many young people. Many teenagers have reported suicidal thoughts due to social media context. It seems to be an ongoing issue, but a study conducted by University of Pennsylvania, which was published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, showed that this can be prevented, or at least reduced!