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Mental Health News for August 2007

Depression News, Polls and Quotes

As part of the main Information Centre, this section of the website is intended to provide month-by-month news about depression, anxiety and other related health concerns. Archives from previous months are available, and all polls from previous months remain active if you should wish to vote.

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Quotes and Philosophical Thoughts for August 2007:

> "Suspense is worst than disappointment."  - Burns, Robert

> "Depression is melancholy minus its charms -- the animation, the fits."  - Sontag, Susan

> "Nothing else is needed to make you depressed, than to fancy you are so." - Unknown

> "Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed." - Jampolsky, Gerald G.

> "That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward." - Hemingway, Ernest

> "Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future." - Sivananda, Sri Swami

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Mind Comments On Healthcare Commission Report Into Adult Mental Healthcare Services, UK

"These figures reveal the patchy state of people's experiences of mental health care. Service user involvement shouldn't be seen as an option in delivering treatment, but a necessity...  Read More   |   Discuss   |   Suggest An Article

House Approves Omnibus Spending Bill With Funds For Veterans' Health; GAO To Study Veterans' Mental Health

The House on Monday by voice vote passed an omnibus bill (HR 2874) on health care for veterans, CQ Today reports (Yoest, CQ Today, 7/30). The legislation would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide... Read More   |   Discuss   |   Suggest An Article 

Mental Health Network Welcomes New Talking Therapy Pilot Schemes

Commenting on the announcement by Ivan Lewis MP, Steve Shrubb, the director of the NHS Confederation's Mental Health Network which represents the majority of mental health trusts, said... Read More   |   Discuss   |   Suggest An Article

36 Million Dollars For Australia's Medical Researchers

The Commonwealth Government's $36 million Australia Fellowships, through the National Health and Medical Research Council, have been awarded to researchers in cancer, infectious diseases and mental health... Read More   |   Discuss   |   Suggest An Article

Mental Health 101 - American Psychiatric Association

Across the country, students are preparing to start or return to college. This is an exciting time, though for some it's overwhelming and stressful. Depression, substance use and eating disorders are increasingly common mental health issues on college campuses... Read More   |   Discuss   |   Suggest An Article

Overstretched Armed Forces Leading To Mental Health Problems, UK

Prolonged periods of deployment among Britain's armed forces is associated with mental health problems, finds a study published on bmj.com... Read More   |   Discuss   |   Suggest An Article

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Announces Winners Of National Sidney Berman Award

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), is pleased to announce the winners of the 2007 AACAP Sidney Berman Award for the School-Based Study and Intervention for Learning Disorders: Michael E. Faran, M.D., Ph.D., and Albert Saito, M.D... Read More   |   Discuss   |   Suggest An Article

Farmers Have Lowest Levels Of Happiness Among Self-employed People

According to a new report published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, farmers fare badly on every measure of health and quality of life, despite the fact that self-employment has been shown to be advantageous for productivity... Read More   |   Discuss   |   Suggest An Article

Double Trouble: Hopelessness Key Component Of Mood Disorder

There's depression, and then there's double depression. Sound bad? It is, according to Thomas Joiner, Florida State University Distinguished Research Professor and the Bright-Burton Professor of Psychology, who has identified hopelessness as a distinguishing feature of double depression in a new paper published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The finding could help therapists diagnose and treat the mood disorder... Read More   |   Discuss   |   Suggest An Article

                                                                                                                                             

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