Results: 168

For: vulnerable people

Can hip-hop music help to prevent suicide?

The findings open new pathways for research to deepen our understanding of promoting positive mental health through music and mitigating the risks of sharing lived experiences in the lyrics.

Olufemi Talabi reviews a recent study exploring the association between Logic’s hip-hop song “1-800-273-8255” with Lifeline calls and suicides in the United States.

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Why don’t people receive a psychosocial assessment in emergency departments after self-harm?

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Amelia Talbot looks at a recent qualitative study of patient and carer perspectives, which explores the reasons why some patients do not receive a psychosocial assessment in emergency departments following self-harm.

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Childhood trauma, bullying-victimisation and the mental health of LGBTQ+ individuals

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou review a study from the Netherlands that looks at the links between childhood trauma, bullying-victimization and mental illness in people from sexual minority groups.

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How are loneliness, social isolation and frailty linked with age?

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Clarissa Giebel explores a recent prospective study using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), which looks at the longitudinal relationship between loneliness, social isolation, and frailty in older adults in England.

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Supporting the mental health of refugees: further evidence highlights the need for cultural awareness and competence

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Zuva Dengu reviews a German cross-sectional representative study exploring the psychological distress of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea and other countries, which focuses on the individual and contextual risk factors and potential consequences for integration of refugees into German society.

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Mental healthcare for young immigrants and refugees should involve collaboration between schools, communities and families

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Sadhbh Byrne summarises a timely scoping review on mental health interventions for immigrant and refugee children and youth living in Canada.

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It’s time to CATCH on: supporting health practitioners to recognise and help victims of domestic violence and abuse

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In her debut blog, KCL student Melisa Eyuboglu summarises a meta-synthesis, which investigates the CATCH model (Commitment, Advocacy, Trust, Collaboration and Health) for addressing domestic violence and abuse.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is harming our mental health, and it’s affecting some more than others

When interpreting the results from this study, the recruitment method and representativeness of the sample need to be considered.

In his debut blog, Christian Dalton-Locke reviews a recent longitudinal (online survey) study, which looks at mental health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research finds that women, young adults, those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, and people with pre-existing mental health problems were affected worse than others.

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Can therapy dogs lead more people into research?

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Georgie Parker summarises a qualitative study which finds that therapy dogs may help to improve research engagement in “hard to reach” populations.

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