Friday, November 26, 2010

Police Ask For Help To Find lost Man

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department asked for help from the public to find a lost 31-year-old man. Nathan Howard left his home in the 10000 block of Cornell Avenue at about 11 p.m. Thursday.

Police said Howard suffers from mental illness and isn't currently delightful his medication. Howard is about 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He has light brown hair and greenish-blue eyes. Howard was last seen tiring blue jeans and a blue University of Michigan windbreaker.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

NHS chart defines health variations across England

An Atlas showing variations of health expenses and outcomes across England has been published by the Department of Health. The Atlas containing amongst it, 34 maps, shows some clear variations between the 152 primary care trusts along with local authorities and strategic health authories.

Varied topics of the Atlas variety from mental health disorders to hip replacements across the country and have been mapped to show which PCTs, LAs and SHAs record the highest and lowest results. The publication states: "In the recent White Paper, justice and Excellence: Liberating the NHS, there is a commitment to increasing value from the resources allocated to the NHS. This requires us to address variations and reduce unnecessary variations in activity and expenditure."

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pillowcases Tell Stories Of Mental Illness

Art in any form is an expression, and expression on any canvas can be helpful. Through a program at the Fulton State Hospital, individuals dealing with mental illness use their pillowcases to express struggles that whirl in their minds. In the program, called "Pillows of Unrest," coordinators give patients a white pillowcase and sharpies and ask the patients to represent their struggle and improvement."If their pillows could talk, they would talk and they would tell their story of trouble," says Peggy Reed-Lohmeyer, Assistant Director of Social Services at the hospital.

"One that begins within but is often fed by an environment that lacks understanding."Reed-Lohmeyer says the program allows patients and the hospital to raise awareness in the community about mental illness."Pillows of Unrest is about educating the community; educating those persons so there is less stigma about mental illness," Reed-Lohmeyer says. The Pillows of Unrest display travels to different businesses around the area, in hopes of making the hospital's clients "real to people who can't meet our clients," Reed-Lohmeyer adds.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ministers 'continuing to focus on mental health of armed forces organization'

Further steps are being taken by members of the coalition government to try and enhance the mental health services which are on offer to workers who operate within the nation's armed forces division. Recommendations which were included in Andrew Murrison MP's Fighting Fit report will continue to be developed through partnership work between the Department for Health, Ministry of Defence and Combat Stress, it has been exposed.

Simon Burns, health minister for the government, has highlighted one step which is being taken already to help armed forces staff. He stated: "Work is already underway on delivering a dedicated 24-hour support line for veterans, and we are working closely with Combat pressure and other service charities to ensure that veterans receive the care that they deserve."Andrew Robathan, the coalition's minister for defence personnel, welfare and veterans, recently confirmed that the UK's armed forces are among the world's best at the moment.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mansfield Mental Health Court graduating

The Mansfield Municipal Mental Health Court will mark off seven in a ceremony at 11 a.m. Mansfield’s Mental Health Court started in 2004, the result of a teamwork among Mansfield Muni Court, The Center for Individual and Family Services, ichland County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board and the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Richland County. It was the third of its kind in Ohio. It was developed to coordinate court supervision services with treatment providers to divert non-violent wrong offenders with severe mental illness from repeated encounters with law enforcement and the jails by increasing treatment compliance and access to services.

Services include medication, housing, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, education and employment. The project has required no additional backing from Mansfield or Richland County residents. The voluntary diversion program provides strong supervision of offenders involving home visits, curfew checks, drug and alcohol testing and increased communication with the treatment providers. The length of a participant’s involvement in the program is determined by their individual needs and growth and by community safety needs. The court has served over 300 participants; 69 have successfully completed the program.

Friday, November 19, 2010

School district gets mental health contribution

The State College Area School District was awarded about $374,000 through the U.S. Department of Education’s Grants for the addition of Schools and Mental Health Systems Program, administered by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools.

With help from the funds, the district will try to improve student access to mental health services. The district will be partnering with Penn State’s Psychology Clinic, Centre County Mental Health and Mental Retardation office, and Centre County audition and Parole office. The grant is for two years, from July 2010 through June 2012. Nationally, only 16 applicants established funds.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gov't review: 1 in 5 adults suffered mental illness last year

The government says 1 in 5 American adults suffered from mental illness through the past year. Most didn't receive treatment. A survey being released Thursday by the Substance ill-treatment and Mental Health services.

Administration found that 45 million experienced some form of mental illness in 2009, from major depression to more serious problems such as suicide attempts. Fewer than 4 in 10 received treatment for their mental health condition. the review found a strong link between mental health problems and alcoholism and drug abuse. Mental illness was also more likely among the out of a job, young adults and women. Overall, more than 8 million had serious thoughts of suicide, and 1 million tried to carry them out.

Oestrogen connected to Mental Performance

Researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine are reported to have linked the hormone estrogen with mental presentation. They have claimed that oestrogen making physically works in brain cells causing mental performance to boost. Oestrogen, an elixir for the brain causes the mental performance in humans and animals to increase. The team outlined that oestrogen boosts the number of synapses for the development of nerve cells in the brain thereby raising mental performance.

The link is witnessed to work as a treatment for brain disorders in humans like Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. Besides, the team is hailing to have discovered out the way to fetch all the benefits linked to oestrogen, escaping the risks of cancer, heart disease and stroke. It is reported that researchers have developed a special compound that poses similar effects as of oestrogen on cortical brain cells. Researchers found that the compound worked to activate the estrogen receptors on brain neurons causing a reaction attach inside the cells thereby boosting the number of dendritic spines on the neurons.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Man killed by Spokane police was spiritually ill

A man killed in a shootout with Spokane police last week had a history of mental illness and suicide attempts. The Spokesman-Review reports that a 2008 details from Eastern State Hospital found that Ethan A. Corporon saw drug-induced images of aliens, dreamed of killing himself with a shotgun and had deep mood swings that made him dangerous. The 29-year-old was killed after firing a shotgun at officers.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Improving Access To Hospital Services In Waterloo section

Ontario is expanding services at Grand River hospital to make certain that residents of Waterloo Region can get better access to the quality care they need, close to home. The province is providing $4,967,300 in additional operating money to help the hospital provide services in the space created through its recently-completed redevelopment project.

The money will help the hospital provide more services in the following areas: For the Patient Care Development and the Long Term Mental Health Project Grand River hospital is one of 32 newly-redeveloped hospitals across the region expanding services. Investing in front line health care is part of the province’s Open Ontario Plan to provide more access to health care services and improve quality and responsibility for patients.

Man accused For Raping Young Girl

An Elk Point man accused of raping a child has been sentenced to hand round 30 years in prison. Union County State's Attorney Jerry Miller says 37-year-old Trent Hemmingsen was sentenced on charges of sexual contact with a child under 16 and first-degree rape. He'll be eligible for parole in about 20 years.

Hemmingsen initially pleaded at fault but mentally ill. Miller says the judge reserved accepting the plea until Hemmingsen completed a mental health evaluation. Hemmingsen later changed his plea to guilty based upon the results of the evaluation. Court documents show Hemmingsen raped the girl, who is younger than 10, in his home during the summers of 2008 and 2009. He was ordered to pay the girl's medical and analysis costs.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Appeal - Hospital escapee

Latvian-born 39-year-old Kiril Jakusevics went missing from the Gordon Hospital in Bloomberg Street, Westminster. He absconded from the grounds on 5 November. Westminster Magistrates' Court issued a warrant for his arrest yesterday (11 November) after he failed to appear at the court where he was owed to appear on doubt of a common assault against an elderly woman last month.

Mr Jakusevics is described as thin, six foot two inches tall, with shoulder-length 'shaggy' brown hair and brown eyes. He is known to sometimes wear glasses. He had been living as a homeless person, sleeping bumpy in various parts of London, earlier to being arrested and charged on suspicion of assaulting an 86-year-old woman in Luxbury Street, SW1, on 2 October. Following his arrest he was remanded in custody to appear at court the next day. On 14 October he was remanded on the condition that he resided at Gordon Hospital until his next court emergence. Westminster police have issued his photograph today, 12 November in an effort to suggestion him.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Glenn Close opens up on the subject of mental health

Hollywood actress Glenn Close will open up about her family's history with mental illness at a future meeting. The star, who is famous for films such as 101 Dalmatians and TV series such as Damages, will speak at the upcoming Neuroscience 2010 episode. Close's sister suffers from bipolar disorder and her nephew Calen has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder.

It is also thought she may touch on her own experiences with mental health issues, having admitted to suffering from mild depression in the past. The actress works with the contributions which aims to remove the stigma from mental health disorders. She appears in a public service announcement for the charity, along with her sister Jessie. Neuroscience 2010 will take place in San Diego, US, between November 13th and 17th. Neuroscientists from around the world will be in attendance to discuss cutting-edge research into the brain and anxious system.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Man lost from mental health hospital

Police warned the public not to approach a man accused of assaulting an elderly woman after he disappeared from a mental health hospital in London. Latvian-born Kiril Jakusevics, 39, is wanted by police in Westminster, central London, after a magistrate issued a deserve for his arrest. He went missing from the Gordon Hospital in Bloomberg Street where had been held under the Mental Health Act.

Homeless Jakusevics failed to appear in court on Thursday where he is charged with assaulting an 86-year-old woman in Luxbury Street on October 2.Police warned that he behaves erratically and could be dangerous, influence anyone who sees him to dial 999 and not to approach him. Jakusevics was described as thin, 6ft 2ins tall, with shoulder-length hairy brown hair and brown eyes. He may be sleeping rough at railway stations.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Program for Mentally Ill spotlight of FBI Investigation

It is not just smaller organizations closure right now, In Mecklenberg County, North Carolina the county’s mental health department has detached its ties with a $6 million-a-year program called Open Door and it is dissolving. Open Door is currently under investigation by the FBI for a string of clear misdeeds.

One problem that surfaced was the use of residents’ social security money, which was supposed to be put into custodial accounts for the organization’s in service budget. This money has since been replaced by the organization. Also HUD cited the 25-year-old agency for scarce record keeping and then an internal investigation at Open Door found that unauthorized advances and credit card expenses totaling $200,000 were taken from the organization by the executive director. Another organization will be adopting much of the work of Open Door.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Man who ill-treated children hospitalised

A 51-year-old man from Victoria has been sent to Mount Carmel hospital after he pleaded responsible to defiling six boys aged between eight and 15 and a girl, aged eight. In handing down judgment, the Court took into consideration that the man was himself sexually badly treated by adult men as a boy and this had affected his mental health.

After encouraging the children to take part in sexual action with him, he used to give them some money. The court heard that this had been going on for a number of years and during the Court process, he started receiving psychiatric care. At the recommendation of a psychiatric experts, he was being kept at the Psychiatric growth of the Gozo General Hospital. The accused has a long psychiatric history and he was certified to suffer from schizophrenic paranoia when he was in Australia in 1984. He had spent time at a psychiatric hospital over there. According to his psychiatrist, the man was delusional, even in his memories. His mental state was also touching his sexual thoughts.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Warming winter walks for people with a disability

A weekly walk in the picturesque background of Wolverhampton’s West Park is encouraging residents with a disability or mental health need to improve their health and well-being. The Flourish 2BU walk, which takes place every Friday, is intended at wheelchair users and people with a learning disability or mental health need. It is part of Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust’s award-winning walking for health scheme and is being run in combination with Wolverhampton City Council with the aim of encouraging more people with specific needs to take part.

And an extra motivation for would-be participants to brave the cold weather is free tea or coffee for everyone joining the Friday walk during November. Mark Evans, community walking developer with the walking for health team, said: “Taking part in regular exercise is vital to help people maintain their health and well-being. Sometimes this can be more difficult for people with a disability, and these weekly walks give them an opportunity which meets their needs.” The walks are fitting for all ages, although the under 14s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Playing with your kids 'improves their mental health'

A new study suggests that positive relations between parents and kids can discourage personality disorders later in life. The research said that spending time with a child by reading with them, helping with homework or teaching them organizational skills helps to foster better psychological health in adulthood.“The strong interpersonal connectedness and social skills that children learn from having active, healthy engagements with adults fosters positive psychological development. With it, a child develops his or her association system.

"Without it, the way a child connects with other human beings can be harshly impaired. And as I found out, it is this impairment that predicts the appearance of schizoid personality disorder symptoms in emerging adulthood and beyond,” he added. The relationships foster a willingness to engage with others, which is the psychological foundation of the human experience but for some PD sufferers, this willingness to connect with other people is markedly absent. The study also suggests that the experience of a rich proximal process in early life foster the development of a strong affiliation system and healthier personality adjustment in maturity.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Elizabeth Smart: 2002 kidnap Trial

Elizabeth Smart went in face of the jurors Monday and told them about the 2002 kidnapping. This was the first day of testimonials in the federal trial of Brian David Mitchell, accused abducting a minor. Elizabeth Smart was 14 years old when she was kidnapped at knifepoint and was establish nine months after. Mitchell’s lawyer told the Slat Lake City jurors that his client’s actions were partial by a mental illness and, in addition to that, an extreme religious belief that he was doing God’s work at the moment of the kidnapping.

” His life here is marked by an intense idiosyncratic set of beliefs. This is, as you will see, a pattern with Brian, a search for a deep connection and a belief that he has found something that has given him a confidence and a meaning in life”, Mitchell’s lawyer argued. Elizabeth Smart’s mother remembers being awakened by her 9-year-old daughter Mary Katherine who told her what happened to Elizabeth that night:” She said a man has taken Elizabeth with a gun and that we won’t find her. He took her either for liberate or hostage” If found guilty, Mitchell will spend the rest of his life in jail.

Council panel wants state to let city supporters raise taxes for mental health

The City Council Finance Committee today voted to back a state compute that would allow Chicago voters to approve higher property taxes in their neighborhoods to boost spending for local mental health services. In November 2008, Northwest Side residents by a wide margin approved such a referendum for the North River Mental Health Clinic, but the question was just advisory and led to no action.

The Coalition to Save Our Mental Health Centers now wants to allow compulsory referendums that would allow higher taxes without aldermen having to vote on them.“My neighborhood understood the upsetting effect mental illness can have on people’s lives, quite possibly because most of us have a family member or friend who suffers from mental illness,” said Carole Spreitzer, a volunteer with the coalition. The idea is to fill a gap in funding created as the state has called back financial support for mental health services, including $91 million cut in the current budget, aldermen said. If the full council approves the measure Wednesday, it lets state legislators know that city leaders back the effort.

Boyle: 'Hyperactivity was misdiagnosed'

The star, who shot to renown after competing on TV show Britain's Got Talent last year (09), suffered minor brain damage after her mother was forced to have an emergency Caesarean section birth.

Doctors claimed Boyle would grow up with emotional and learning difficulties, but the 49 year old is immovable their predictions did her more harm than good. She tells broadcaster Piers Morgan, "Some people in the medical profession said to my mother when I was one years old, 'Don't expect too much of her.'

"How can they foretell that at that young age? They can't. Hyperactivity in the '60s was considered a mental illness. It's not; it's Attention debit Disorder, they call it now. I think with myself, it was the wrong misrepresentation. My mum and dad knew it was, (doctors were) professionals and they tended to think that doctors were God and they knew everything, but they don't know everything."

Mental illness stigma lingers despite organism known as brain disease

Public perception of mental illness and dependence has changed significantly - and for the good - in the past 15 years. That doesn't mean, however, people feel comfortable working or living near or being friends with someone with mental illness, according to a major new survey.

Ten years of research: The study compared people's responses to vignettes involving mental illness and addiction to gauge public understanding of the illness and feelings toward those who are ill or enthusiastic. The surveys took place in 1996 and 2006.
The idea, the researchers said, was to charge whether major efforts to improve the treatment of mental conditions and eliminate stigma in the United States is working. Several sweeping efforts have been made in the past two decades to educate Americans on mental illness. A major theme of these campaigns is that mental illnesses and addiction are biological, brain-based, sometimes-inherited illnesses that are each "a disease like any other."