Archive for the 'Mental Health' Category

‘British troops face risk of massive mental health problems’

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

LONDON - British soldiers are faced with massive mental health problems due to drastic working conditions and out of date support techniques, a former Special Air Service soldier has revealed.

Federal probe faults NY juvenile detention system, says force routinely used against juveniles

Monday, August 24th, 2009

NY detention system faulted in juveniles’ injuries
ALBANY, N.Y. — Workers at four youth detention centers in New York caused dozens of serious injuries, including broken bones and teeth, when they routinely used force as a primary way to restrain juveniles and not just as a last resort, according to federal investigators.

Weight loss shows spark fears of child eating disorders

Monday, August 24th, 2009

MELBOURNE - In wake of the increasing number of eating disorder cases, experts have warned that kids should be banned from watching weight loss shows.

Prosecutor: Ex-counseling chief faces no charges for taking Va. Tech gunman’s mental records

Friday, August 21st, 2009

No charges in disappearance of Va. Tech records
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — The former director of Virginia Tech’s counseling center will not face criminal charges for taking the Virginia Tech gunman’s mental health records.

Experts: Va. Tech gunman’s care typical for campus centers that face increasing challenges

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Va. Tech gunman’s care typical for taxed centers
ROANOKE, Va. — As counselor Sherry Lynch Conrad said goodbye to Seung-Hui Cho after a 45-minute session, she urged him to return in January. He never made an appointment.

Relatives: 3 counselors could have communicated better about Va. Tech gunman’s mental troubles

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Va. Tech gunman talked to 3 separate counselors
ROANOKE, Va. — University counselors should have discussed and addressed the mental health troubles the Virginia Tech gunman told them he was having before the massacre, victims’ relatives said.

Newly released counseling records on gunman show few signs to predict Virginia Tech bloodshed

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

New Tech gunman records fail to predict bloodshed
ROANOKE, Va. — Recently discovered mental health records released on Wednesday contain no obvious indications that the Virginia Tech gunman was a year and a half away from committing the worst mass shootings in modern U.S. history.

Family of Virginia Tech mass shooter releases recently discovered mental health records

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Family releases mental records of Va. Tech shooter
ROANOKE, Va. — The family of the student responsible for mass shootings at Virginia Tech has released his recently discovered mental health records to the public.

40 years after Woodstock, some baby boomers still getting high, report says

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Some baby boomers still getting high, report says
WASHINGTON — Forty years after Woodstock, some baby boomers haven’t let go of one part of the 1960s: getting high on illicit drugs.

Extreme exercise ‘as addictive as drugs’

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Runners, beware. A new study on mice has found that excessive running shares similarities with drug-taking behavior.

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