Mental health is often referred to as the Cinderella service of the NHS. Professionals working in the sphere have long called for parity of esteem between mental and physical health. Services are under strain and at the same time, stigma still surrounds mental health problems. With this in mind, the Guardian’s Healthcare Professionals Network will host a new series dedicated to mental health and we want to hear what you’d like it to cover. Are you a healthcare professional working in mental health?
A member of the medical team that helped treat Charlie Gard has derided ill-informed politicians and religious leaders for stoking abuse of Great Ormond Street hospital and undermining confidence in the treatment of its young patients. The clinician said the furore over Charlie’s case had already led some “nervous parents” of other children to start questioning the judgments of doctors in the hospital’s intensive care unit, fearing “they might not do the right thing for their child”.
Martin Brooks* has been in and out of prison several times over the years. When he was released previously, he deliberately breached the terms of his probation so he could end up behind bars again. Before his most recent release, Brooks, an alcoholic in his 40s who also lives with depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, attempted suicide in his cell because he couldn’t face trying to rebuild his life. “I tried to hang myself because I thought, ‘I can’t do this anymore’,” he says.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".