Study finds texting may be more suitable than apps in treatment of mental illness

Study finds texting may be more suitable than apps in treatment of mental illness
Texting may be a more suitable treatment aid for those with mental illness than mobile applications.

This is the key finding of a new study led by researchers from Clemson University in collaboration with researchers from Indiana University and the Centerstone Research Institute. The study was published in the journal Personal and Ubiquitous Computing.

VIDEO: Mental health street scheme hailed a success

An innovative mental health street triage service for Dorset is reducing the number of times police have to detain mental health sufferers in custody.

Nearly half the number of people detained under Section 136 in Dorset have ended up in custody in 2014, compared with the previous year. Figures show 44% less people were placed in custody during 2014 as there were in 2013 as a result of displaying a mental health condition.

Award-winning charity worker found hanged on ward after being tormented by noisy neighbours, inquest hears

A young woman who was honoured by Princess Anne for her dedication to charity work was found hanged on a hospital ward after she complained of being intimidated by noisy neighbours.

Kimberley Lindfield, 27, a former youth volunteer for St John Ambulance, had filed a report to housing officials about loud music being played next to her rented flat.

Highgate mental health patient ‘hanged herself’ on hospital ward

Highgate mental health patient ‘hanged herself’ on hospital ward

A mental health patient hanged herself on a hospital ward in between checks by nurses, an inquest has heard.

Tanya Page, 41, was found lifeless at the Highgate Mental Health Centre in Dartmouth Park Hill on May 20 last year about an hour after being sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

A jury was told that her doctors did not think it was necessary to increase the number of times she was checked on by staff, despite her suicidal thoughts.

University of Manchester wins bid to continue work in mental health and safety

University of Manchester wins bid to continue work in mental health and safety

The University of Manchester’s National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH) has been awarded a three-year contract by the HealthCare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) to continue managing the Mental Health Clinical Outcome Review programme.

Rise in calls for help with mental health

MORE than 250,000 anti-depressants have been handed out to patients in Loughborough and the surrounding villages over the last five years.

And in Loughborough, over the same period of time, 136 people have been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

The figures have been supplied by West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WLCCG), which commissions local services on behalf on the NHS.

The NHS faces unrealistic expectations, says; Michele Moran

The NHS faces unrealistic expectations, says; Michele Moran
Michele Moran, chief executive of Manchester mental health and social care trust, says adapting resources to deliver services for vulnerable people is her biggest challenge

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