This post is part of a weekly series, Best in Mental Health, featuring some of the best posts of the week, in social work, psychology, evidence-based practice/healthcare, non-profit and private practice concerns on Social Work Career Development.
To get a quick idea of the topics covered in this week's round-up, please see the above word cloud :)
Evidence Based Practice/Healthcare:
Open Notes: Is Sharing Mental Health Notes With Patients A Good Idea?
The Health Care Blog (Michael Kahn, MD)
"accuracy would be enhanced by allowing patients to cross-check what their clinicians say about their symptoms, medication doses... patients... clinician sees them more as a complete person, rather than as a collection of symptoms..."
The Mental Elf (Ian Cummins)
"76% of patients who died by suicide were male – the median age was 45... 63% who died by suicide had a mental health diagnosis... most common diagnosis was depression, but only 8% had been referred..."
3 Ideas for What People Who Work With Boys and Men Can Do to Help Them Challenge Sexism
N.A.H. (Relando Thompkins, MSW, LMSW)
"Help them to Recognize their role in Perpetuating it...Talk with them about sexism. Talk about male privilege... other forms of advantage, discrimination, or abuse...How do these things play out in our relationships?..."Adoption breakdowns
Child Protection Lessons (Peter Choate)
"The UK study looked at over 37,000 adoptions over a 12 year period. The rate of breakdown was actually low - just over 3%. The breakdowns tend to occur more often in the teenage years... "