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Mental health

When a statistic becomes a tragedy

Suicide awareness and intervention should be as fundamental to nursing as basic life support. A nurse's intervention could literally save a life.

Why we should prioritise the mental health of nurses

This year’s World Mental Health Day is bigger than ever, with more and more voices chiming in with all the right messages about the need to raise awareness, look after our own mental health and improve services and support

The male suicide scandal

Twelve men will die every day by suicide unless someone starts the conversation writes Mike Shallcross

Domestic abuse without the bruises

Emotional abuse is a common, yet difficult to identify form of domestic abuse. Mike Shallcross explores how a popular radio show tackling this issue is encouraging the public to reexamine the typical image of an abuser and his weapons

Men must speak up about mental health

When the Movember Foundation expanded the remit of its UK campaign last year to include men’s mental health issues, it shone a spotlight on an important and often overlooked issue, writes Stephen Buckley.

Asthma care: one death is one too many

The report by the National Review of Asthma Deaths supported findings from previous enquiries by providing further evidence that most asthma deaths are preventable and thus remedial. So are we failing in our care and management of asthma?

Mental health training for practice nurses

In Independent Nurse Sept 2013, we learnt that after a year-long enquiry, the Mental Health Foundation concluded that mental health services should be moved into primary care.

Addressing discrimination in GP services

Mental health problems affect one in four people and nine in 10 will be seen in primary care. But people still experience discrimination when using general practice.

All nurses need mental health training

Last month, the DH published a review on the future capability of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care services in England.

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