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APH holds maiden workshop on Cognitive Distortions

APH holds maiden workshop on Cognitive Distortions

The In Service Training in collaboration with the Psychology Unit of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital has held their first workshop in a series on thinking errors with the specific theme ‘Identifying Cognitive Distortions : A Window for Optimum Wellbeing.

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ACCRA PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL HOLDS ITS SECOND FUNDRAISING DINNER 2018

The Accra Psychiatric Hospital held its second Fundraising Dinner on Friday, 6th July 2018 at the Police social and fitness Centre, Accra. This year’s fundraising was in AID OF RENOVATING THE HOSPITAL’S FORENSIC WARD KNOWN AS THE SPECIAL WARD and was well patronized by the public and staff of the facility.

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Maintaining Sustainable Mental Health at the Workplace

Maintaining Sustainable Mental Health at the Workplace

The demands of modern life and the global economy dictate that many people are increasingly spending more time at the workplace. Research shows that work is a positive influence on the state of mind but finding oneself in an unfavourable working environment can potentially be challenging to mental health and consequently, productivity. 

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GOODWILL AMBASSADOR FOR THE ACCRA PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

It will interest you to note that Nine Thousand, five hundred and twenty-three (9,523) cases of mood disorders were recorded in 2016 at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital alone, not to mention the figures from the other psychiatric hospitals, community mental health units, the general hospitals and those who do not report to any of the facilities.

This calls for a concerted effort in improving the quality and access to mental healthcare delivery in the country, and the Accra Psychiatric hospital for that matter. It is in this light that I consider it heart-warming, the commitment from a treasured personality with well-known presence taking up the mantle of Goodwill Ambassador for the hospital.

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Preventing or reducing suicides; a psychiatric nurse’s viewpoint

BY: ALBERTA PUPLAMPU

Relatives should look out for these warning signs (verbal /non-verbal) from persons contemplating suicide. The person may make comments such as;

  • “Life is not even worthwhile”.
  • “This world has nothing to offer me”
  • “People are better off without me”

 

 

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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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Human Development and Drug Use among the Youth

Human Development and Drug Use among the Youth

By Samuel Cudjoe Hanu. Fellow; WACON GCNM.

Adolescents go through a lot of stress manoeuvring between youth and adulthood. There are obvious age-related increases in social behaviour and risk-taking/novelty-seeking behaviour in adolescents.

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LET US COUNT THE COST

 LET US COUNT THE COST

BY SAMUEL C.D. HANU
Ghana is one of the countries which are hard hit by the global economic crunch. Countries that have laid good economic foundations over the years were cushioned against these difficult times. 

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The Plight of a Psychiatric Nurse

BY SAMUEL C.D.HANU (FWACON & GCONM)

The 10th of October every year is set aside by the WHO to celebrate and draw attention to Mental Health issues and the need to direct policy maker’s attention to the appalling conditions in which suffers of mental conditions are made to live in. The results of these public awareness and other factors has culminated in the promulgation of the Mental Health Law, Act 846 of 2012. 

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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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