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THE CRIPPLING MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM.

THE CRIPPLING MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM.

BY BERCHIE ANTWI ISAAC

The Colonial American Society referred to those suffering from mental illnesses as “lunatics” which interestingly enough was derived from the root word “lunar” meaning, “moon”. Through astrological reasoning it was believed that insanity was caused by a full moon at the time of a baby’s birth or a baby sleeping under the light of a full moon.

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SPEECH DELIVERED BY DR. PINAMAN APAU ON BEHALF OF THE CHIEF PSYCHIATRIST/MEDICAL DIRECTOR, ACCRA PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

SPEECH DELIVERED BY DR. PINAMAN APAU ON BEHALF OF THE CHIEF PSYCHIATRIST/MEDICAL DIRECTOR, ACCRA PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL ON THE OCCASION OF THE VISIT OF THE HON. MINISTER OF HEALTH ON TUESDAY 19TH FEBRUARY, 2013.

 Honorable Minister of Health, the Hon. Deputy Minister Of Health, the Chief Director of the Ministry of Health, the Director General of Ghana Health Service, and Members of the Hon. Minister’s entourage, Members of Hospital Management, .....

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Ministry of Health donates bus to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital

Ministry of Health donates bus to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital

The Ministry of Health on Friday presented a Nissan mini-bus to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to aid in transporting Hospital staff.

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Mental Health practitioners will receive Insurance cover

Mental Health practitioners will receive Insurance cover –Madam Sherry Ayitey

All personals working in every mental Health facility across the country may soon be enjoying an insurance cover amongst other benefits to encourage the mental health practice.

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PSYCHIATRIC NURSES GROUP FETE OUT-GOING DDNS

The Psychiatric Nurses Group and the local Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA) branch of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital on saturday night held a farewell dinner in honour of Mrs. Alice Darkoa Asare-Allotey,the immediate past national president of the GRNA and the out-going Deputy Director of Nursing Services (In-Charge) (DDNS, I/C) at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital,(APH).

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CHIEF PSYCHIATRIST ATTENDS ADABRAKA HOMOWO FESTIVAL

Dr.Akwasi Osei,Chief Psychiatrist, Ministry Of Health/Ghana Health Service, who is also the Medical Director of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital and a delegation from the Hospital on saturday,August 18,2012 joined the Adabraka Mantse,Nii Tetteh Adjabeng II and the people of Adabraka in Accra to celebrate their Homowo Festival.

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CHIEF PSYCHIATRIST'S TRIBUTE TO THE LATE PRESIDENT, PROF. J.E.A.MILLS

Bad news is often broken to us when we wake up.This time round ,however, the bad news broke out in broad dayligth of the demise of our President, His Excellency  Prof. J.E.A.Mills.That was the Black Tuesday,July 24,2012,the first time a Ghanaian President had died while in office.

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DEP.HEALTH MINISTER VISITS ACCRA PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

The Mental Health and Psychiatry-friendly Deputy Minister of Health,Hon. Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo on Monday,July 16, 2012, paid a visit to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.

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Procession on Mental Health Bill Passage

It all began at 10:00am from the Accra Psychiatric Hospital premises through the main street of Adabraka to Kwame Nkrumah Circle, through the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue ...

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Teens’ Lack of Sleep Linked With Health-Risk Behaviors

More than two-thirds of adolescent students receive too little sleep on a regular basis, a condition associated with many health-risk behaviors...

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