Does mental health matter?

The World Health Organization defines mental health as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. Mental health has featured in a lot of news stories recently. It is alarming to learn about murderous attacks carried out by people with mental illness but thankfully such outrages are very rare. What really concerns me are headlines like these, from the last few months: Veterans' mental health: Referrals rise by 26% (BBC News) Children bullied by peers ‘at greater mental health risk’ - Study argues that bullying c

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Catherine Winchester Reg. MBACP (Accred.), BSc (Hons), Postgrad. Diploma (counselling), Postgrad. Diploma (clinical supervision) 

Counselling adults, children and young people in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire since 2014

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