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    Mental health news this week

    Mind Management Newsletter : Positive Anger - September 2018 - Mind Management September Newsletter 2018 National Survivor User Network (NSUN) Bulletin - Monday 24 September 2018 - NSUN Bulletin Monday 24 September 2018 National Survivor User Network (NSUN) - Bulletin Monday 1 October 2018...
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    (Sorry for the delay in sending the next one of these) David Katz, the shooter who killed two people and wounded 10 others before taking his own life at an e-sports tournament in Jacksonville in Florida was in treatment for psychiatric issues at least as early as the age of 12. Katz, who was...
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    National Survivor User Network (NSUN) Bulletin - Monday 30 July 2018 - NSUN Bulletin Monday 30 July 2018 National Survivor User Network (NSUN) Bulletin - Monday 06 August 2018 - NSUN Bulletin Monday 06 August 2018 National Survivor User Network (NSUN) Bulletin - Monday 13 August 2018 -...
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    Hi Forum.

    Good morning and hello to all out there. Am new here. Male 43 in Glasgow. Trying hard not to make it sound like an intro from a dating site. Have been living with depression for most of my life. My current episode has been my worst. Started back in 2016. I have been self-harming and was...
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    Stuck with depression

    Hello all, Just joined up. So Ive been struggling with depression like symptoms since last October time. 2017 was a nightmare, I had to give up my home and job in london to come back and be carer for my parents, 4 weeks after that mum died... dad was ready to just fall apart so I had to keep up...
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    Mental health news this week

    Mental health staff in the UK are working in a "powder keg" environment, as assaults by patients soar. Figures show there were more than 42,000 reported attacks on staff in 2016-17 in the mental health trusts who responded. The figure is more than a quarter higher than for the corresponding...
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    The Lavinia Woodward stabbing case has stirred up controversy - We’re discussing Lavinia Woodward’s sentence for the wrong reasons | Oxford Law Faculty National Survivor User Network bulletin - Monday 25 September 2017 -...
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    A homeless man was jailed for sneaking into a hotel swimming pool to wash himself (yes really). Kyle Morgan, 30, of no fixed abode, pretended to be a paying guest at the Novotel hotel in Hanover Street and followed other residents into the bathing pool area, which could only be accessed by...
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    A man who has served 11 years in prison for what was a 10-month sentence is to be released, the Parole Board has said. James Ward was sentenced under Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP), after he set fire to his bed while in jail for actual bodily harm. The 33-year-old has mental health...
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    Mental health news this week

    ReQoL is a new Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) that has been developed to assess the quality of life for people with different mental health conditions. A PROM is a questionnaire that patients complete about their health. Questionnaires like this are important as they are used in...
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    Mental health news this week

    Nearly a third of fit notes issued by GPs are for psychiatric problems, says an NHS report - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41124238 ‘Putting on weight' – August 2017 Mind Management newsletter - Mind Management August Newsletter Job Fairs - in date order; Brighton - 6th September...
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    Mental health news this week

    Knives and drugs kits removed from north London house where 'schizophrenic son stabbed Bagel millionaire mother and sister to death' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4786178/Tributes-mum-daughter-killed-schizophrenic-son.html PM Theresa May says that mental health...
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    Mentally ill patients who dial 999 in the West Midlands are being taken to A & E instead of getting psychological support, a mental health specialist has said. Read more at - http://www.expressandstar.com/news/health/2016/10/08/999-callers-failed-over-mental-health/ Police are hunting thugs...
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    A student who killed an academic who had gone out to post cards announcing the birth of his daughter has been given an indefinite hospital order. Nigerian Femi Nandap, 23, stabbed Jeroen Ensink, 41, to death in Islington, north London, while in a psychotic rage last December. He attacked Dr...
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    Mental health news this week

    The former chief executive of a troubled mental health trust has been given a £190,000 payoff after she left her latest role. Katrina Percy faced repeated calls to resign over Southern Health NHS foundation trust’s failure to investigate more than 1,000 unexpected deaths of patients with mental...
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    Mental illness soars among young women in England - Mental illness soars among young women in England – survey | Society | The Guardian A man sent emails threatening to carry out a knife and axe attack on two BBC TV stars. Kristofer Jean Pierre Groot, 35, sent five ‘expressive and violent’...
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    Southern Health NHS Trust boss Katrina Percy resigns. A report published in December said the deaths of hundreds of mental health and learning-disability patients over four years were not properly examined, and blamed a "failure of leadership" - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37221250...
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    Mental health news this week

    The HULL arsonist now called Bruce Lee (originally `daft Peter' Dinsdale) is to remain locked up in a psychiatric unit. Families of his victims expressed fears that Lee could be released after he was spotted on escorted day release from a psychiatric unit run by the Priory Group in the Home...
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    Mental health news this week

    Detectives are trying to track down a violent registered sex offender who has absconded from a mental health unit, in connection with a spate of random attacks on the public. Scotland Yard said Vitalij Kovaliov, 35, may be linked to eight attacks in four days ranging from assaults, including one...
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    Mental health news this week

    A bungling NHS trust has been forced to apologise again after families of people killed by mentally ill patients under their care were not told their loved one’s cases were being reviewed. Serious questions were being asked about its handling of individuals linked to 10 killings. Sussex...