A MAN whose lifelong struggle with mental health issues led him to the brink of suicide has described coping with severe and debilitating anxiety and OCD - obsessive compulsive disorder.
By: Olivia Lerche Adam said he has suffered from anxiety and OCD for as long as he can remember Adam Shaw, who has written an account of his OCD, anxiety and depression, said the illness took over his life and he now wants to help other sufferers who haven’t sought help. Obsessive compulsive disorder […]
The MUN Reporter, offers this article up for you to debate in our comments section below ; Manchester has many fine physicians who are dedicated to medicine. However, Manchester urgently needs a Dr Mercola, a person willing to take forward the debate. Mental health needs to be politicised. We hope you will make your views clear in our comments section below. “It’s time to be heard” is the theme of our campaign.
He Murdered a Friend After Taking This Best-Selling Drug Story at-a-glance A Canadian judge has ruled that Prozac caused a teenage boy to murder his friend, as the drug caused him to overreact “in an impulsive, explosive and violent way” Many drugs, particularly antidepressants, are associated with violence, including suicidal and homicidal tendencies. Of the […]
By: Josh Garside Michael Patrick Martin (MISSING) Police have issued a £10,000 reward for any information leading to the discovery of a missing 25-year-old feared dead. Michael Patrick Martin was last seen on Sunday 7 August and his was car found dumped in Blackley. Acquaintances described Michael, 25, as “a nice lad to speak […]
"Young people felt less control over their own destinies," says the study.
By Sean Coughlan Education correspondent The rise of social media and smartphones is linked to rising psychological problems The mental well-being of teenage girls in England has worsened in recent years, says research for the Department for Education. Researchers highlighted the growing pressure of social media and the near-constant use of mobile phones. The study […]
An exclusive investigation by Granada Reports has revealed more than 40- thousand people with psychiatric issues went to A&E in the North West in the last three years - a rise of almost 70 per cent.
There has been an alarming rise in the number of people with mental health problems who feel they’ve got nowhere to go for treatment other than their local A&E. An exclusive investigation by Granada Reports has revealed more than 40- thousand people with psychiatric issues went to A&E in the North West in the last […]
"The phrase 'lessons learned' is used too much - it has to start to mean something", says sister.
BY CHARLOTTE COX Nicky Sullivan The family of a patient who died after the ‘gross failings’ of an A&E unit have slammed the hospital trust who let him down. A coroner ruled today that Nicky Sullivan, 44, from Harpurhey, had suffered from ‘serious and significant failings’ after waiting 80 minutes at North Manchester General Hospital […]
Austerity policies have damaging psychological costs. Mental health problems are being created in the present, and further problems are being stored for the future.
Jeremy Corbyn nailed the mental health crisis and what we need to do about it on 17 August. He and Owen Smith were taking part in the Victoria Derbyshire Labour leadership debate. Not only did he recognise the crisis which is currently engulfing mental health services, but he also acknowledged that there has to […]
A survey has been launched after a national report revealed 86pc of adults aren't happy with treatment
Bosses of Manchester’s mental health crisis care are appealing for people who have experience of their service to help them make important improvements. National research suggests more than 80 per cent of people who use crisis care are unhappy with their treatment. Manchester Mental Health Charter Alliance (MMHCA) say changes are urgently needed and they […]
“With an ever decreasing workforce and ever increasing pressure, our members are struggling to cope across all services. We find it inexplicable that Manchester City Council can find this level of funds to address senior officers pay.”
Manchester City Council has defended proposed pay rises for its senior managers despite accusations that the above-inflation increases come at a time of “savage cuts”. The council proposed that the changes to the Strategic Management Team (SMT) pay, which would cost just over £50,000, were due to role changes to support key priorities. The above-inflation […]
A report commissioned by NHS England suggested that hundreds of unexpected deaths at Southern Health were not investigated.
BY: Laura Donnelly, Health Editor Analysis suggests an “alarming” lack of investigation of some mental health deathsCREDIT: DOMINIC LIPINKSI Hundreds of patients who died while detained under the Mental Health Act may have been denied inquests, an investigation has found. All such deaths are supposed to be reported to a coroner so they can be […]