Evolution May Suggest a Way to Understand Mental Illness

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Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (Young People) Course

I have just completed my Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid Young People (SMHFA:YP) course. Launched in 2013, SMHFA:YP was developed to meet the increasing demand for a similar type approach for adults who support or care for young people aged between 11 and 17. SMHFA:YP is a three-part, 14-hour blended course which is designed to… Read More

MHFA England Launches Social Impact Report

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England has published its first ever Mental Health Impact Report, sharing 12 years of history, achievements over the year 2018-19, and their plans for the future. The report is a celebration of the whole community’s hard work and passion for improving the nation’s mental health. Some facts from the report:… Read More

Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) Course

I have now completed the Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) Course. The course takes 12 hours and is often run on two separate days, although sometimes it will be in shorter sessions over two, four or six weeks. It is an interesting course that includes different activities, films, discussions and even some fun and… Read More

Attending the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course

Day one of my Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course. MHFA is a training programme that teaches members of the public how to help a person: Developing a mental health problem (including a substance use problem); Experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem; or In a mental health crisis.

PTSD Symptoms & Functioning in US Veterans

Research Paper Title Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Functioning, and Suicidal Ideation in US Military Veterans: A Symptomics Approach. Background To examine the association between individual symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and measures of functioning, quality of life, and suicidal ideation given that previous research has focused on PTSD diagnosis and symptom clusters. Methods Data… Read More