The increase in repeated disasters and associated social stressors linked to global warming is likely to affect the mental wellbeing of billions of persons in the 21st century.
Patients with severe mental illness (SMI) routinely have no access to adequate medication, psychological counseling, social support, and/or housing.
Although there is ongoing political crisis in Hong Kong, many people are confident that the crisis will resolve. However, the mental health crisis may last for decades.
Here we are—beginning a new day and a new decade—and, once again, we are filled with excitement, hope, anxiety, and fear.
This article discusses the return to work plan as a solution to the clinical and systemic problems arising from psychiatric disability.
RUMINATIONS OF A PSYCHIATRIST
To improve access to and quality of mental health care for individuals who identify as LGBTQ, it is important for clinicians to become allies to this marginalized community.
Mental illness accounts for a third of all years lived with disability and is associated with twice the relative risk of all-cause mortality. An estimated 8 million deaths are attributable to mental disorders every year, with two-thirds due to comorbid medical illness.
This article, the first of a three-part series, describes how hospital-based psychiatric EDs differ from community-based crisis centers.
No doubt the climate is changing dramatically, and the evidence of profound heat waves and their impacts confront us in large and small ways on a regular basis.