Christmas can be a very overwhelming time of year, especially for an individual who’s struggling with a mental health issue such as depression or anxiety. With approximately one in four people in the UK likely to experience a mental health problem every year, the widespread expectation that everyone should remain perpetually upbeat and sociable during the festive period can put a lot of pressure on the shoulders of those who feel unable to do so. "There's a massive build up to Christmas with the parties, and the Christmas songs, and the Christmas spirit that has everyone in a good mood," Abbas Kanani, pharmacist at Chemist Click, tells The Independent. "But the reality of the situation is that for many people, the whole experience can be dreaded for a number of reasons. Join Indpendent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent … [Read more...] about How to help someone suffering from a mental health issue at Christmas
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Bree Burkitt, Robert Anglen, Alden Woods and Michael Kiefer The Arizona Republic Published 4:12 p.m. UTC Jun 5, 2018 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — For almost a decade, it seems, Dwight Lamon Jones held onto a grudge. Jones, who police found dead Monday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a north Scottsdale hotel room, is suspected in a string of shootings in Phoenix and Scottsdale over the last week. But before he started shooting, Jones, 56, apparently created almost 10 hours of online video outlining what he saw as a conspiracy by his ex-wife, psychiatrists, lawyers and the Maricopa County judicial system to rig a divorce case and steal custody of his son. A YouTube channel titled "exposing lowlifes" housed 18 videos that included a taped interview between his ex-wife and a famous psychiatrist and a long letter to his estranged son. Steven Pitt was just one of the people named. The forensic psychiatrist was … [Read more...] about Phoenix-area shooting suspect left divorce full of discord, YouTube channel full of grudges
A JOURNALIST sparked outrage last year after calling for Nelson's Column to be removed, branding the Naval commander a "white supremacist". Afua Hirsch said the monument in London's Trafalgar Square should be torn down because the Admiral "defended slavery". We reveal all... Could Nelson's Column be torn down? Technically if a successful campaign was launched then yes, but the article was met with fury by Londoners and tourists who described the call as an "insult to our history". Brexit campaigner Daniel Hannan commented: “Now, it seems, #NelsonMustFall. This is where competitive virtue signalling leads.” Twitter user Andrew Graham said: “Toppling statues? Nelson’s column should be next.” These days someone’s offended by everything… #RewriteHistory”. Russell Lloyd added: “Tear down Nelson’s Column, what an insult, it’s part of our history, where in the world do these pathetic idiots come from?” Chris … [Read more...] about Was Admiral Horatio Nelson really a ‘white supremacist’ and could Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square be removed?
We ran street stalls, surveys and meetings asking local people what they wanted on the site. The first priority was to secure genuinely affordable, secure housing in perpetuity. No household should pay more than a third of its income on housing – but many people are shelling out well over half. A genuine index of “affordability” level, which might help prevent people being plunged into in-work poverty, would therefore be based on local median gross household income. We also wanted a development in keeping with the the environmental features, and securing the health legacy of a site which has housed a hospital since the 19th century. People overwhelmingly felt StART should own or control the land. We crowd-funded £25,000 to pay our architects (6a and Maccreanor Lavington) to produce a master plan based on all the feedback. The NHS Trust made it clear from the beginning they would not sell the land to us and intended putting it out to tender – a … [Read more...] about Can people power beat the gentrifiers?
Family & Education By Judith Burns Education reporter 19 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/education-43703222 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel By 16 Hati Sparey-South had already tried to kill herself. And she would have tried again and maybe succeeded if it hadn't been for a teacher who noticed how unhappy she looked. … [Read more...] about ‘My teacher saved me from suicide’