• How Mental Health Can Affect Us Throughout Our Lifetime

    How Mental Health Can Affect Us Throughout Our Lifetime

    Mental Illnesses

    Mental Health Problems

    A new study shows that panic attacks, anxiety, and depression are on the rise among young adults in Germany.  Mental health issues in teenagers and young adults can cause them to make poor life decisions which can end up following them the rest of their lives. For instance, experimenting with prescription or recreational drugs and becoming addicted. Some teens feel lonely & depressed and look for love in the wrong places and then find out they a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or unwanted pregnancy.

    From 2005 to 2016 there was a 38% increase in mental disorders.  This is similar to the information for the US that a quarter of adults have some form of mental health disorder.

    Mental health is an issue … Read More

  • Tackling The Social Determinants Of Mental Health Through Proportionate Universalism Across The Life Stages

    Tackling The Social Determinants Of Mental Health Through Proportionate Universalism Across The Life Stages

    Mental Illnesses

     Mental Health Issues

    There is a clear link between social inequalities and the onset of mental health issues. We see this in both the social environment we live in, such as class and economic situations, and the physical environment. The wide range of social determinants and the impact across different societies, classes and countries is a big issue.

    How do we work to ensure that everyone gets the right amount of help to appropriately deal with key issues? The answer for many experts is to engage in a system of proportionate universalism that covers all life stages.

    Social Determinants Can Come In Many Forms

    Mental Health Issues

    Many social factors can have an impact on mental illness. Housing conditions, such as the quality of the home, … Read More

  • An Introduction To The 12th Symposium Of The AEP

    An Introduction To The 12th Symposium Of The AEP

    AEP

    AEP – The Association Of European Psychiatrists

    The AEP – The Association of European Psychiatrists – is a respected organization. It works to look into the causes and effects of mental health issues on the continent. In 2004, a group of experts in social psychiatry, psychiatric epidemiology, and mental health care took part in a symposium in Mannheim.

     There was a clear aim with this biannual AEP meeting of peers, students, and researchers. That was the chance to look at new ideas in the field for future development in mental illness treatment.

    Mannheim was the ideal location as the central European base for the continent’s leading researchers. This was a two-day program in late June that took place in both the Wartburg Hotel and … Read More

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