Mental Health News
Heads Together – A Right Royal Approach.
In a day and age when so much bad news, unrest and uncertainty, seems to fill our newspapers, television screens and indeed social media, it is a breath of fresh air when you see something special and positive in the news. Especially if, like me, you have a passion for mental health issues and if […]
Exciting Times and Changes to Membership
Hi all, I hope that this post finds you well? I just wanted to publish a quick post to let every one know about some exciting changes to our membership and how we have been doing things. As I hope you all know, and as has always been stated on our ‘About The Guild’ page, […]
“Facing” the Voices!
“Avatars may help control ‘voices’ in schizophrenia.” read the headline on the NHS Choices Health New Section on May 30th, 2013. It was an article looking at another article previously published in one of the UK’s Newspapers – The Guardian – and which looked at the idea of creating a computerized avatar in order to […]
Congratulations One And All – All 101 of You!
Just a quick post to say congratulations to each and every one of you! The Guild Membership reached 101 Members this morning! Here are just a few of the implications of that figure… It means that… There are at least 101 blogs or bloggers out there who are part of a Guild which is becoming […]
Wego Health Activist Award!
Hi all, I have today received an email concerning the Wego Health Activist award and I feel very strongly that Mental Health should be represented within this. Because of this I am copying that email here for anyone who is interested. Kind Regards and God bless you. Kevin. Announcing the 2012 Health Activist Awards! We’re […]
NCCAM and Tweeting For Improved Mental Health!
Hi All, I received an email from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) earlier today. As far as I know/can make out (apologies for my ignorance but I live in Ireland) NCCAM is part of America’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) Here is the main content of that letter, which I am […]
Asperger’s not in DSM-5 mental health manual – See full article
We have written quite a lot on this site about the DSM5 Mental Health Handbook, because it is such an important handbook in respect of Mental health and affects a lot of our members. So it is with huge concern that I wanted to post the following link to an article I read on NHS […]
Schizophrenia Sufferers Are Being Let Down
The Schizophrenia Commission, an independent group of experts, has released a report on a year-long inquiry it conducted which looked into schizophrenia care in England. The results of the report “The Abandoned Illness” make for extremely interesting reading. But as interesting as they are they will by no means come as a shock to anyone […]
Nocternal iPad Use & Depression – Questionionable Link!
In a recent article in The Daily Telegraph (one of the Uk’s leading tabloids) it was claimed that using an iPad at night could trigger depression. BUT is that true? I felt this was worth mentioning here for couple of reasons. Firstly because many people nowadays, especially many younger people, have iPads and other such […]
Brainwave Training – Positive Feedback
A recent article on Kurzweil.net has discussed how researchers from the University of Western Ontario and the Lawson Health Research Institute have found that… functional changes within a key brain network occur directly after a 30-minute session of noninvasive, neurofeedback training.1 The article explains how… Dysfunction of this cognitive-control network has previously been implicated in […]