Readers Write: Bullies Need Mental Health Help, Too; Peace Resonates; Good Ideas Are Contagious

We can each add to what I believe will be a “critical mass” who support an end to all war. If we don’t talk about alternatives to political gridlock, then there is no chance of inspiration or change.Ideas are contagious. By Lynne Crowley , Sally Lind , Betty Jo Mears ,Monitor readers / November 4, 2013 Larchmont, N.Y., Encinitas, Calif., and Reno, Nev. Bullies need mental-health services In Jonathan Zimmerman’s Oct. 7 commentary, ” Stand up to the bully of mental illness ,” he makes some interesting points about the possible overreach of anti-bullying laws that have recently been enacted around the United States . The Christian Science Monitor Weekly Digital Edition He further notes that some victims of bullying who go on to hurt themselves or others are most likely suffering from some underlying mental illness, and at the conclusion he asserts the “need to identify those kids, and offer them the help they deserve.” Three cheers!
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Researchers Identify Ways to Improve Mental Health Services

Researchers Identify Ways to Improve Mental Health Services

The initiatives included working with local community groups, the introduction of a new well-being service and improved training for primary care teams, in particular GP receptionists who are often the first point of contact for patients who have mental health needs. Professor Chris Dowrick, from the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, who led the research, said: “Many people with mental health problems don’t get the help and support they need. We wanted to understand why this was and explore different ways to address this. “Crucially, we found that there is a wealth of mental health expertise and knowledge in communities but it needs to be better nurtured and better coordinated. “Although GP surgeries are often the main point of access to mental health care services they are not the only point.
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