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Sharing – Harrowing film shows devastating and fatal impacts of cyberbullying and online abuse

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Under the heading of “reviews elsewhere” comes this review of a short film called “Rope”, a raw, honest depiction of online bullying.

““If you’re in your 40s or 50s and someone sends you a cruel message, you can probably brush it off, but if you’re 15 it is much more likely to affect you because you haven’t had the chance to build up that mental resilience.”… Read More

Sharing – Antidepressant use in England soars as pandemic cuts counselling access

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This is not great. Medication can be incredibly helpful, but it’s really not a “fix” for depression.

“Lucy Schonegevel, the deputy campaigns director at the mental health charity Rethink, said there was a “big risk of antidepressants being prescribed with no support”, adding that such medications should “go hand in hand” with therapy.

Her concerns were echoed by the mental health campaigner Natasha Devon, who said: “People are going to their GPs with symptoms of mental illness and being sent away with a bag of medication, having been put on an 18-month waiting list.””… Read More

Sharing – Mental health for all?

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The Commission report is, obviously, based on what was found in the UK. I have little doubt that similar realities exist in just about every country. And, just about every country can look not just at this overview, but also some of the more detailed information and recommendations from the PDF and find relevant information.

To be honest, this overview sounds a lot like what I’ve read from various sources about the US system as well, and it’s about time we started thinking about what support for mental health looks like in our own communities.… Read More

U.K. World Mental Health Day Rundown

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Top stories from the U.K. for World Mental Health Day. You may find more by searching Google News. https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/liverpool-lads-carry-39kg-over-26-miles-to-mark-world-mental-health-day/ https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/mental-health-day-england-football-070008697.html https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/october/world-mental-health-day-oli-jones–how-tennis-saved-my-life/ https://www.atvtoday.co.uk/160285-uktv/ (Dave and CALM Mental Health Day) https://www.qpr.co.uk/news/community-news/qpr-supports-world-mental-health-day/ https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/uk/harry-and-meghan-join-podcast-to-support-world-mental-health-day/ https://www.efl.com/-more/all-about-the-efl/official-charity/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/54418803 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/54477545 Tags: Charity, Mental Health, UK

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