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Quick hits for June 25: Interesting reads for counselors from around the Internet

Heather Rudow June 25, 2012


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  • According to the Continuity of Access research study, support for offenders with mental health problems “falls substantially short” of the treatment available for offenders with addictions. The most effective mental health initiatives were the ones that allowed offenders to get support they saw as relevant to their own situation, the study reported.
  • When it comes to the question of what leads military veterans to commit acts of violence upon returning home, many people assume that exposure to combat and struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are root causes. However, a survey published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry revealed that veterans who had problems with alcohol, a criminal background, social problems and the inability to financially cover basic needs were more likely to report aggressive behavior than veterans with PTSD.
  • Researchers are finding that many men are dealing with mental health problems, but instances of underreporting are still all too common due to social stigma and the belief that men are supposed to “tough it out,” especially among America’s military community.
  • Suicide is now the second most common cause of death among youth in India, according to The Lancet, and it is poised to soon beat out complications from pregnancy and childbirth as the leading cause of death among women between the ages of 15 to 29.

Heather Rudow is a staff writer for Counseling Today. Email her at hrudow@counseling.org.

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