Category: Mental Health

Crime Disability Japan Mental Health

Two men injured in separate stabbings in Yokohama; one suspect arrested

“Investigators said the suspect admitted to stabbing the public servant but has made nonsensical remarks in regard to a motive. The police will judge whether he can be held criminally responsible.”

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Disability Intellectual disabilities Japan Mental Health

Nearly half of adults in Japan with developmental disabilities suffer depression: Mainichi Shimbun poll

“More than 45 percent of respondents to a Mainichi Shimbun survey targeting people with developmental disorders aged 20 and older said they had depression…Of the respondents, 862 had been diagnosed with developmental disabilities, of which 45.5 percent, or 393 people, were diagnosed with depression.”

Disability Independent Living Japan Mental Health

Kids’ cafeteria serves up meals, smiles while helping mentally ill

“The group “Aoitori” (“Bluebird”) has been running a free meal service called “Kishiwada Kodomo Shokudo” every fourth Saturday of the month to help children and other people in need, supporting patients who are hospitalized for lengthy periods in psychiatric wards, and making radio appearances to address various concerns.”