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Number of young adults who have contemplated suicide rises

September 16, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

In 2015, 8.3% of U.S. adults between the ages of 18 and 25 had serious thoughts of suicide, a significantly higher percentage than any other age group, according to a study released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The least you need to know about Clinton’s mental health policy

August 30, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Hillary Clinton released a mental health policy proposal Monday that includes a few noteworthy investments, such as the expansion of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic program.

Consider the psychological state of our settings

July 11, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic

This would be a good time to check the state of our own mental healthcare unions: our clinics, hospitals and office practices. This time of year also dovetails with the annual turnover in our academic institutions.

What Works: Statewide crisis intervention initiative

May 10, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The Crisis Intervention Center brings statewide telephonic crisis intervention, care management and mobile response team activation/coordination to Louisiana with Crisis Response Network.

The least you need to know about new CDC suicide data

April 22, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

After several years of consistent decline in suicide rates, the 1999 to 2014 timeframe shows an increase of 24%, according to new CDC data.

Mental health first aid courses in demand

March 21, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom

As the National Council ramps up efforts to reach a goal of 1 million Americans receiving mental health first aid training, there is a growing need to increase the number of trainers offering the courses.

Suicide, addiction not the top causes of higher death rates

January 29, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News

Deaths from suicide and substance abuse explain about 40% of the “mortality gap,” while 60% is tied to chronic disease in middle-aged whites, a new report shows.

USPSTF says screen all adults for depression

January 28, 2016  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a recommendation this week that all adults, including pregnant and postpartum women, be screened for depression by a primary care physician.

Deeds sues Virginia for negligence

January 6, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Senator Creigh Deeds has filed a $6 million lawsuit against Virginia for negligence related to a mental-health crisis in 2013, in which his own son stabbed him before committing suicide. 

The least you need to know about the gun control executive order

January 5, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Part of today's gun-control rule announced by the White House aims to clarify that healthcare entities can identify certain individuals with behavioral health disorders for the FBI’s background-check system without HIPAA violation.

Study aims to identify genetics contributing to PTSD, substance use

November 4, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Identifying specific genetic factors that contribute to a higher risk of post-discharge conditions among could lead to better post-trauma treatment among National Guard members and Reservists.

FACT FILE: Youth suicide warning signs

September 10, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

A panel of experts recently crafted a consensus on the warning signs for youth suicide, released in conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10. 


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