Mental Health News Pickup for 28 June 2007

Daily Mental Health News Pick Up

From the world
Therapy of writing helps mental health
This is Local London - UK
By Caron Kemp
A quarter of British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any one year, according to the Office for National Statistics. CARON KEMP speaks to Deborah Espect, who is trying to eliminate the taboos that come with it...
Deborah's debut novel, entitled Myself The Enemy (in UK) (in US), was published last year and there is no doubt that her own experiences have spilled into the book...
Heroes in mental health
Boston Globe - United States
By Jerrold F. Rosenbaum and Michael S. Jellinek | June 27, 2007
THE STORIES are heart-wrenching and painful. They come from tearful and desperate parents who describe children so intensely unstable in mood, so irritable, angry and violent, and so out of control that they are tormenting -- indeed, ripping apart -- themselves and their loved ones. Home is a living hell for these families...
...These physicians are heroes to families of children with serious mental illness...Success stories -- and there are many -- are heartwarming and inspiring...


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