Mental Health Weekly News – October 31st 2014

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Drug use

A wide-reaching study by the Home Office has shown that decriminalising drugs results in a drop in drug use.

Alcohol

The high calorie content of alcohol is apparently not known to many and has been identified as a root cause of obesity.  The BBC reports that the Royal Society for Public Health has called for alcohol to be labelled with its calorie content to address this problem.

The level of alcohol abuse in the armed forces is higher than in the general population at large, this is partly as a result of PTSD and partly as abuse of alcohol is regarded as the ‘norm’.

Suicide

The Samaritans have this week launched an app to help monitor the mental health of young people using social media.  It has been met with a mixed response from experts.

Mental health

See Me a national campaigning body has reported that nine out of ten people suffering from mental health conditions suffer from discrimination.

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