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“1 in 2 cancer patients significantly distressed”? Fake news from Psycho-Oncology

Study in Wiley journal Psycho-Oncology generates fake facts to promote cancer as a mental health problem and portray cancer patients in need of mandatory screening for distress.

Is it raining on the suicide prevention parade to point out that promising interventions are not effective?

Why we should try to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible when getting excited about ambitious programs to prevent suicide.

David Cameron’s call for “more mature” conversation about mental health should get more evidence-based

Focusing on reducing suicide in pregnancy suggests a serious misdirection of scarce funds. UK Prime Minister’s plans may make a dysfunctional system of depression care even more dysfunctional. UK Prime Minister Cameron will pledge extra mental health support [http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-35276854 ] with a call for a “more mature” conversation about mental health. The BBC News coverage […]