Tag - mental-health

 
 

MENTAL HEALTH

Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 8, 2020
How to be alone but not lonely in a distant coronavirus world
Coronavirus anxiety is real.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 6, 2020
No parties, no problem: Introverts don't mind sheltering at home
With her painting, baking and near-constant gardening, Stephanie Hollowell kept busy at home even before efforts to stem the coronavirus pandemic meant she had to stay inside the Dallas, Texas house she calls her little kingdom.
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2020
3/11 survivors face loneliness after moving into public housing for disaster victims
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Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 31, 2020
Death penalty finalized for 2016 Sagamihara care home mass murderer
The death sentence for a man who admitted to the 2016 mass murder of 19 mentally impaired people at a care home near Tokyo was finalized Tuesday after he withdrew his appeal the previous day.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Mar 28, 2020
Dealing with anxiety during a global pandemic
As coronavirus news floods our social feeds, it's important to take care of our mental well-being as well as our physical conditions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 27, 2020
In Shiga nurse's murder conviction, her disability was never an issue
Mika Nishiyama made a false confession and served 12 years. Then she was diagnosed as having an intellectual disability, ADHD and autism spectrum disorder.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 25, 2020
What pushed this Shiga assistant nurse to falsely confess to murder?
Why did Mika Nishiyama, a former assistant nurse who served 12 years in prison for murdering a male patient in 2003, falsely confess to killing him?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 22, 2020
Apparent false conviction brings Japan's justice system back into the spotlight
After already having served a 12-year prison sentence following her conviction for murdering a patient, former assistant nurse Mika Nishiyama, 40, is expected to finally be acquitted on March 31.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 13, 2020
How to keep calm in a pandemic: Education, information and communication
Fears over the pandemic can be managed and experts are calling for policymakers to be more transparent to help the public cope with distress.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2020
Osaka parents get 13 years for daughter's decadelong confinement and death
The Osaka District Court sentenced a couple to 13 years in prison Thursday for confining their eldest daughter, who had schizophrenia, for over 10 years and letting her freeze to death.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 3, 2020
Hong Kong virus fears stoke 'unprecedented' mental health issues
As Hong Kong tries to contain the coronavirus outbreak, medical experts say many people in the financial hub are reeling from increased anxiety and an unprecedented level of mental health issues.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 2, 2020
Almost 25% of those who died due to illness or stress after 3/11 had disabilities
Nearly a quarter of those who died of illness or stress linked to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in the hardest-hit prefectures were people with disabilities, a Kyodo News survey released Sunday showed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 19, 2020
Man on trial for killing 19 at Sagamihara care home says he won't appeal
A man on trial for murdering 19 residents and injuring 26 other people in 2016, at a knife rampage at a care home for the mentally disabled, said Wednesday he would not launch an appeal regardless of the ruling.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 17, 2020
Death penalty sought for man charged with killing 19 in Sagamihara rampage
Prosecutors on Monday demanded the death penalty for a man charged with murdering 19 residents and injuring 26 others at a care home for people with mental disabilities near Tokyo in a knife rampage in 2016.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Feb 8, 2020
Trial of Sagamihara massacre suspect spurs debate on what society may think about people with disabilities
The trial of Satoshi Uematsu, who is accused of killing 19 people with disabilities at a care facility in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, in 2016, began on Jan. 8 and is expected to end in March. Uematsu admits to the murders. His defense team is trying to convince the judges, who include lay judges,...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Feb 8, 2020
Examining the cold hard facts of dependency
Everybody's hooked on something. What's life without its little pleasures? Mere struggle for survival. Smokers crave nicotine, coffee-drinkers caffeine, gamers games. The pursuit of happiness takes many forms. Society approves of most, frowns on others. Some it bans outright.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Jan 25, 2020
Decline of social engagement may betray democracy
Japan's three leading newspapers, disagreeing on much, agree on this: Japan's democracy is in crisis.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 23, 2020
Cause of hair turning white 'overnight' found
Marie Antoinette's hair turned white overnight, according to folklore, before she was executed by guillotine in 1793 during the French Revolution. The ill-fated queen embodied an extreme example of the phenomenon of stress-induced graying of the hair.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 10, 2020
Sagamihara massacre suspect back in court after trying to bite off his finger
Two days after being removed for chomping his finger, accused mass murderer Satoshi Uematsu wore mittens on the second day of his trial at Yokohama District Court.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 26, 2019
Ex-top Japanese bureaucrat appeals sentence for killing son
The defense team of a former top bureaucrat appealed Wednesday a court ruling last week that sentenced him to six years in prison for murdering his socially reclusive son.

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