Tag - mental-health

 
 

MENTAL HEALTH

Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 22, 2019
U.S. psychoanalyst association apologizes for past labeling of homosexuality as an illness
The American Psychoanalytic Association apologized on Friday for previously treating homosexuality as a mental illness, saying its past errors contributed to discrimination and trauma for LGBT people.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 20, 2019
After record 16,927 dementia patients went missing in Japan in 2018, expert urges community support
Of the nearly 17,000 people who wandered off in 2018, 197 could not be found by the end of the year, according to police data.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 14, 2019
With diagnosis and treatment lacking, nonprofit strives to raise awareness of OCD in Japan
A peer-inspired dieting competition triggered the unhealthy lifestyle, but it wasn't only an eating disorder that haunted Sayaka Hashiba's late sister.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 10, 2019
Support groups deluged by inquiries after Kawasaki and Tokyo murders involving social recluses
Following recent stabbing incidents involving middle-aged hikikomori, or social recluses, and their parents, the number of inquiries received by support groups and similar organizations that support such individuals has surged.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 6, 2019
Woman arrested over slaying of elderly parents at Fukuoka apartment
A 59-year-old woman was arrested in Fukuoka on Thursday for allegedly stabbing her father and mother to death at their home, local police said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2019
After hearing concerns, Japan won't set target for cutting number of dementia patients after all
Health minister Takumi Nemoto said the decision was made because of concerns from patients and their families that they could blame themselves for failing to prevent the disease.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2019
Mourners continue to offer prayers and flowers one week after Kawasaki mass stabbing
A week after a mass stabbing in Kawasaki, mourners continued to offer prayers and flowers on Tuesday at the scene where a schoolgirl and 39-year-old father were killed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 3, 2019
Former top farm official says Kawasaki knife attack prompted him to kill his son
Hideaki Kumazawa reportedly tells police he believed his son could “harm others” after he found out about last week's stabbing rampage.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 3, 2019
Kawasaki knife attack suspect may have checked site four days before
Images of the man were captured May 24 by security cameras around the crime scene, as well as at nearby train stations.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 2, 2019
Japanese offices add more greenery in bid to reduce stress and recruit staff
An increasing number of offices in Japan are adding greenery, finding it a good way to reduce stress among employees and enhance their corporate image for potential recruits.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 31, 2019
Suspect's motive for Kawasaki knife attack still unclear even after police search alleged killer's house
The motive of the assailant who carried out a knife attack on Tuesday in Kawasaki that left two dead and a dozen others injured remains unclear even after police searched his home, investigative sources said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / FOCUS
May 31, 2019
After Kawasaki attack, support groups worry recluses might all be painted with the same brush
Ryuichi Iwasaki, the 51-year-old suspect in a stabbing spree in Kawasaki on Tuesday that left two dead and 17 injured, is believed to have lived like a recluse, resulting in very limited interactions with other people and the outside world.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 29, 2019
Following Kawasaki attack, attention turns to survivors' mental trauma
Even before a knife-wielding man attacked a group of elementary school students in Kawasaki on Tuesday, Japan had already seen news of children dragged into dreadful circumstances this year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 20, 2019
Man gets reduced sentence for 2016 murders after mental examination
A high court has scrapped a life prison term for a man and instead sentenced him to 25 years in prison for killing three of his relatives and attempting to murder a fourth in 2016.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 15, 2019
Japan aims to cut dementia cases among over-70s by 6% in next six years
The move by the government is aimed at curbing an anticipated rise in social security expenses, by promoting prevention and delaying the onset of the disease.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
May 9, 2019
After ballot, Denver set to become first U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms
Based on final unofficial results Wednesday of a ballot initiative about the hallucinogenic drug, Denver will become the first city in the United States to decriminalize magic mushrooms.
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 24, 2019
WHO recommends one-hour maximum screen time per day for under-5s
Children aged two to four should not be allowed more than one hour of "sedentary screen time" per day and infants less than one year old should not be exposed to electronic screens at all, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 19, 2019
Concerns rise in Japan over growing number of LGBT people being outed
People having their sexual orientation or gender identity revealed without their consent has become a deepening problem in Japan, a country known for its culture in which the "nail that sticks out gets hammered down."
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 10, 2019
Start up, burn out: Services support Japan entrepreneurs' mental health in ultracompetitive culture
Rising entrepreneurs are often treated like heroes, with the media lionizing the way their startups lure sizable investments and how their innovative products might change the world.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 9, 2019
Gatekeepers, listeners, tax money: How Akita, once the prefecture with highest rate, halved suicides
Taeko Watanabe awoke one cold March night and found a trail of blood in the hallway, a bloody cleaver on her son Yuki's bed and no trace of him in the house. Then police discovered a suicide note in his bedroom.

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