Ever since our most ancient ancestors left Africa to populate the rest of the world the appearance of their descendants has changed. But continued gains would be possible by broadening the Medicaid expansion to additional states; by ensuring the viability of the insurance marketplaces by reaching out to a diverse population of enrollees; and by maintaining the law’s individual mandate.
These three varied examples illustrate clear advocacy for public mental health by public health practitioners, exploring; A mens mental health/suicide prevention project in Torbay; a project addressing mental wellbeing as part of flood response in Somerset; and social prescribing in Lanarkshire.
A year after the publication of Professor Lord Ara Darzi’s London Health Commission report Better Health for London, the new report show how – individually and through collaboration – partners in the NHS, local government and more widely are driving action to improve the health and wellbeing of Londoners.
As they are trying to maintain and have better health, senior citizens are becoming involved with home based businesses, often in the health and nutritional industry with nutritional supplements sold through network marketing (MLM or multi-level marketing where people are paid for the efforts of those they bring into the business).
While access to good quality mental health services and support must continue to improve and rapidly, it is essential that we also draw our attention to preventative approaches so that illness is a rarer event, both in recognition of the economic costs and also in the sometimes devastating personal impact resulting from poor mental health and mental health problems.