How ARE you doing? A study of the mental health of men in the seduction community

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Dave Steele summarises and critiques an ethnographic study using interviews and observations of the mental health of men in the seduction community.

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Psychological resilience to suicidal thoughts and behaviours in people with schizophrenia

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Emily Hielscher reviews a recent qualitative study that examines factors that contribute to psychological resilience to suicidal thoughts and behaviours in people with schizophrenia or psychosis.

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Mental health scientists stand up to COVID-19

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Alexandra Pitman, Sonia Johnson and Michael Bloomfield respond to the mental health and COVID-19 research priorities set out in a new position paper published in The Lancet Psychiatry on 15th April 2020.

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Loneliness and the psychosis continuum: can loneliness be a target for mental health services?

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Laurie Hare-Duke writes his debut elf blog on a recent meta-analysis on loneliness and the psychosis continuum, which finds that loneliness is associated with both positive and negative psychotic symptoms, and is more strongly associated with paranoia than with hallucinations.

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Are high-rise residential buildings implicated in our social wellbeing and mental health?

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Molly Bird summarises and critically analyses a recent systematic review investigating the effects of high-rise buildings on our mental health and social wellbeing.

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Time to research wider community approaches to reducing social isolation?

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Heather McClelland writes her debut blog on a recent systematic review looking at the effectiveness of interventions aiming to reduce loneliness and social isolation.

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Loneliness and sedentary behaviour: time to take a stand?

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Tim Matthews, Molly Bird and Hannah Cocker mark #LonelinessAwarenessWeek with a blog looking at recent research into loneliness and sedentary behaviours in 12-15 year old children.

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Museums on prescription for socially isolated older adults #LetsTalkMentalHealthII

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Nuala Morse writes a #LetsTalkMentalHealthII blog about a museum-based social prescription intervention on quantitative measures of psychological wellbeing in older adults.

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Self-harm in older adults: a forgotten group?

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Karen Birnie, Haridha Pandian and Derek Tracy summarise a recent systematic review in the British Journal of Psychiatry on self-harm in older adults.

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Teenage depression linked to poor psychological and social outcomes in later life

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Maria Loades writes her debut elf blog on a recent systematic review and meta-analysis on the long-term psychosocial outcomes of teenage depression, which finds that depression as a youth is linked to poor academic outcomes, unemployment and problems with relationships in adult life.

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