“Why Don’t More People See a Therapist?” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin!

1) Why Don’t More People See a Therapist?

Despite our best efforts stigma against those with mental illness persists. History reveals the roots of this and what we might do to address it.

2) We Are One

Tribalism divides us into small warring camps. But realizing we are ultimately a camp of one may guide us back to the big camp of humanity.

3) Workers calling in physically sick to mask mental ill-health

Two in five (42 per cent) UK employees who have called in sick and claimed they were physically unwell were covering up a mental health issue, research revealed yesterday.

Stress, anxiety and depression were the three most concealed issues according to the survey of more than 1,000 full-time UK employees by BHSF Occupational Health (formerly known as the Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund). A quarter (25 per cent) of those surveyed reported suffering from depression and a third (36 per cent) from anxiety. More than half (56 per cent) said they suffered from stress.

4) Paying attention to teen depression

Teens are known to be moody. For parents and doctors, it can be tricky to tell the difference between normal adolescent emotions and depression.

“I think it’s harder to detect depression in adolescents because it presents a different picture than in adults,” said Katie Anderson, a Spokane family therapist and licensed mental health counselor.

5) Autism Spectrum Disorders Associated With Depression in Young Adults

Investigators examined whether individuals with ASD were more likely to be diagnosed with depression in adulthood.

Thank you and see you tomorrow for more articles.

Best Regards,

Vikram


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