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Mental Health News & Updates

Mental Health News & Updates

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Mental health: a state of well-being

Updated August 2014

Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.

The positive dimension of mental health is stressed in WHO’s definition of health as contained in its constitution: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

This fact file highlights the important aspects of mental health and disorders. The images include pictures drawn by children who participated in the WHO Global School Contest of Mental Health in 2001.

Mental Health

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Adam Lambert releases new track about his mental health struggle

Time to Talk Day: Health secretary pledges ‘focus’ on LGBT mental health

Health secretary Matt Hancock arrives in Downing Street on December 20, 2018 in London, England. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)

As the UK marks Time to Talk Day, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told PinkNews that he will ensure that there is a “specific focus” on LGBT+ mental health as part of the NHS Long Term Plan, which was unveiled in January.

Speaking to PinkNews, Hancock pledged to meet the needs of the LGBT+ community when it comes to treatment for mental health issues on the NHS.

“Where there are specific needs within the LGBT community then that must be a focus,” said the health secretary.

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/02/07/time-talk-hancock-lgbt-mental-health/

Rainbow Flag Torn To Raise Awareness of LGBTIQ+ Suicide

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Study highlights differences between gay, straight suicides

The study says it is one of the first to examine the unique characteristics of LGBTQ people who died from suicide.

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/study-highlights-differences-between-gay-straight-suicide-deaths-n978211

Half of British teenagers struggling with sexuality have self-harmed – report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Almost half of British teenagers who are LGBT or questioning their sexuality have self-harmed, according to a study released on Wednesday that found they have significantly lower life satisfaction than their peers.

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https://www.reuters.com/article/britain-lgbt-youth/half-of-british-teenagers-struggling-with-sexuality-have-self-harmed-report-idUSL2N1VK0HF 

NEW SURVEY FINDS MORE THAN 60 PER CENT OF YOUNG LGBT PEOPLE HAVE EXPERIENCED SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

Liam Hackett, CEO of Ditch the Label, said: “Unfortunately, bullying remains a real issue in the UK with anyone identifying as LGBT+ among the worst affected.

“LGBT+ young people are further affected by the impact of heteronormativity within wider society.”

The results also found that 31 per cent of LGBT+ people had attempted suicide and 51 per cent admitted to self-harming.

https://attitude.co.uk/article/new-survey-finds-more-than-60-per-cent-of-young-lgbt-people-have-experienced-suicidal-thoughts-1/18445/

World Health Organisation to Officially Remove Transgenderism From List Of Mental Disorders

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You are not crazy, you are not alone.

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