Mental Health News Pickup for 18 June 2007

Today's Mental Health News Pick Up

From New Zealand

There are a lot of Alchole and Dugs issues in Mental Health for the consumers and their families. I will be studying about it in my course; National Certificate in Mental Health, very soon.
Hon Jim Anderton: Community Taking Responsibility
Sunday, 17 June 2007, 6:33 pm (
Press Release: New Zealand Government
The community taking responsibility for itself
Whanau Hauora Day, Community Action on Youth Alcohol and Drugs (CAYAD)...

People in New Zealand love animals, especially cats and dogs as a pet. Hm...
Animal hoarding a mental illness - SPCA
Sunday, 17 June 2007 (
Cases of people who keep more animals than they can handle - animal hoarding - should be recognised as a mental illness, the Society for the Protection of Animals says...

From the World
Sunday June 17,2007 By James Murray (Daily Express)
FEARS were growing yesterday over the mental health of Michael Barry­more after his arrest on suspicion of murder...$1100630.htm
Mental health patients 'need extra anti-smoking support'
Monday, 18 Jun 2007 08:28 (
Mental health patients are more likely to smoke
Mental health patients need extra support from the government to help them quit smoking ahead of the ban, a leading charity has said today...
Better support for patients, victims and young people in Mental Health Bill
The rights of patients and the public will be strengthened by new amendments to the Mental Health Bill published by the UK Government...
Taking sides between competing Kennedy mental health bills
June 17, 2007 11:58 PM (Eyewitness News WPRI)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The son of a late-senator is taking sides on mental health bills proposed by Senator Edward Kennedy and his son, Congressman Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island...
Mental health need 'limitless'
La.’s system underfunded, understaffed and overloaded since the hurricanes
By MARSHA SHULER (Advocate Capitol News Bureau)
Published: Jun 17, 2007