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Vulnerable to radicalization: depressed & disaffected

Might Depression, Psychosocial Adversity, and Limited Social Assets Explain Vulnerability to and Resistance against Violent Radicalisation?

Professor Kam Bhui and Professor Edgar Jones defining study reveals the common characteristics of those most vulnerable to recruitment by terrorists. This study tests whether depression, psychosocial adversity, and limited social assets offer protection or suggest vulnerability to the process of radicalisation. Continue reading Vulnerable to radicalization: depressed & disaffected

careif Railway Suicides in the UK- risk factors and prevention strategies

New careif report on railway suicides calls for effective preventive strategies and ‘robust’ statistics on women and ethnic minorities

The lack of research on the gender and ethnicity of people who commit suicide on the UK railway system obscures an urgent need for more effective preventive strategies, from careif new report. Continue reading careif Railway Suicides in the UK- risk factors and prevention strategies

Public Health Impact and Mental Illness

There is a growing international interest in the popularity of Khat, a naturally recurring stimulant plant, which contains Cathinone. Cathinone can produce stimulant effects often likened to Amphetamine but quite distinct from Amphetamine. The chewing of Khat is a traditional habit in some African and Arab countries but is becoming popular amongst immigrant communities living in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Continue reading Public Health Impact and Mental Illness