Tag - mental-health



Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 22, 2014
Newtown massacre shooter indulged dark obsessions online: report
By the time Adam Lanza massacred 26 children and adults at a Connecticut school two years ago, he was living in nearly complete isolation, communicating with no one except an online network of people obsessed with mass murder, a report released on Friday said.
Aug 27, 2014
Special psychiatric assistance teams counsel Hiroshima landslide victims
The health ministry has dispatched mental health care teams to assist people left homeless by the Hiroshima landslides, making use of a new disaster program for the first time.
Japan Times
Events / Events In Tokyo
Aug 13, 2014
Art from the margins of society
A show of brilliant color combinations, unusual shapes and a creative use of materials, "Art as a Haven of Happiness" at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum showcases the work of artists with Down syndrome and other disabilities. Free of any fixed ideas or concepts that often limit the definition of art,...
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 8, 2014
Study paves way for Alzheimer's early detection
British scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's and call this an important step toward developing a test for the incurable brain-wasting disease.
Japan Times
Jul 7, 2014
Letters: adoption from Japan, book bores, returnees, workers' rights and fleeing U.S. guns
Some letters in response to recent articles in the Community section about a wide range of subjects.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2014
Early onset dementia poses special problems
Early onset dementia affects people younger than 65, but experts say the belief that dementia only strikes seniors obfuscates the plight suffered by younger patients.
Jun 28, 2014
Claims for work ills climb
Those who claimed workers' compensation for mental woes linked to their jobs in fiscal 2013 hit a record 1,409, up 152 from a year ago, the labor ministry reveals.
Jun 25, 2014
Is Japan a haven for expats with psychological problems? Readers discuss
Readers clash on the merits of William Bradbury's recent Foreign Agenda article, 'Japan: a haven for the psychologically troubled.'
Japan Times
May 28, 2014
Japan: a haven for the psychologically troubled
For the troubled Western expat in Japan, the reality of being on another continent can collide with normalized Japanese antisocialism to form a cocktail effective in tuning out a lot of the 'just be a normal adult' voices.
Japan Times
May 11, 2014
Families battling mental illness promote in-house therapy
An association of families with mentally ill kin has begun a project modeled after a British program to train therapists who can provide mental health services in people's homes.
Japan Times
Apr 10, 2014
Senile seniors challenge Japan Inc.
As businesses grapple with the social changes being brought about by the rapidly graying population, dealing with senility has become a fact of life at shops and banks.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 25, 2014
Health officials issue advice on getting right amount of sleep
Children until their midteens need more than eight hours of sleep a night, according to new guidelines for healthy sleep released by a health ministry study group.
Mar 1, 2014
Fukushima's appalling death toll
As the third anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake approaches, new studies show that more people have died of stress and other mental illnesses than from causes directly linked to the triple '3/11' disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant meltdown.
Japan Times
Nov 15, 2013
TELL vet helps cast net wider to reach kids, stop suicides
The Tokyo English Life Line has been providing support and counseling services to Japan's international community for 40 years. Vickie Skorji, the new director of the Lifeline hot line service, has played a pivotal role in its activities.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 9, 2013
U.S. insurers directed to treat mental health issues the same as physical ailments
The Obama administration issued a final rule Friday requiring insurers to treat mental health and substance-abuse problems the same way they do physical illnesses.
Oct 5, 2013
Gun-control advocates should listen to the NRA
U.S. gun-control advocates could find common ground with their National Rifle Association nemisis with regard to the need for mental health checks — if they would only listen.
Japan Times
Sep 22, 2013
Vetting firms 'rush' through security clearances
When Ileana Privetera started working for the contractor USIS, the firm that vetted National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, it sounded like the perfect job. A mother, she would have flexible hours for her family, and she would be helping the country...
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 22, 2013
Shooter's erratic, violent behavior overlooked
Aaron Alexis' erratic and violent behavior was ignored, overlooked or dismissed for nine years by police, the military, the Department of Veterans Affairs and his employer, creating a series of missed opportunities that might have stopped the Washington Navy Yard gunman, according to records and interviews...
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Sep 22, 2013
Alexis was atypical Buddhist
Aaron Alexis had a gold Buddha in his room, a regular meditation practice and a gun with him "at all times," according to a friend.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 19, 2013
Capitol Police were ordered to leave Navy Yard
U.S. Capitol Police officials are reviewing reports that tactical team members were ordered to leave the scene after they responded to Monday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.


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