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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
August 2014 HIV and Mental Healh in the News
With a Mandate for Change, a Longtime HIV/AIDS Leader Steps Up as Chief Officer for NYC's Massive Human Service Agency by (Julie "JD" Davids, theBody.com August 25, 2014)
"Tasked with managing all that HRA's 14,000 staff members do to provide
direct services to New Yorkers, Tietz now oversees a broad range of
programs, including Adult Protective Services; the HIV/AIDS Services
Administration; Domestic Violence; Shelters and Services; Disaster
Assistance and Crisis Management and Customized Assistance Services for
public assistance recipients."
Opinion: Shining a light on mental illness (Robert T. Foster, Edmonton Journal
"Almost five per cent of admissions to hospitals are related to mental
health issues, including anxiety, bipolar disorders, major depressive
disorders, low-grade depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders,
obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), impulse control, eating disorders,
substance abuse and suicidal behaviour. Such disorders comprise the
second highest cost of running a hospital in Canada."
responsible for about 25 per cent of all deaths among 15- to
24-year-olds and 16 per cent among 25- to 44-year-olds. It’s one of the
leading causes of death from adolescence to middle age"
"Research and Planning to Meet Health Needs of People Living with HIV"
"Large-scale HIV treatment and prevention programs have
substantially lowered the rates of HIV infection and deaths from
HIV/AIDS. Dr Narayan and coauthors write, "Today, with over 35 million
people living (and aging) with HIV and over two million becoming
infected every year, we are faced with a new challenge: addressing
morbidity and mortality from NCDs—heart disease, stroke, diabetes and
metabolic complications, renal disease, cancers, liver disease, and
mental illness—that increase with age and may be related to HIV and its