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What is our clinical responsibility for suicide?

June 19, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
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A young woman was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after texting her boyfriend encouragement to commit suicide. Certainly, the case has legal implications, but are there psychiatric ones?

Depression more common for adolescents with diabetes, asthma

May 9, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Adolescents with common health conditions such as diabetes, asthma and obesity reported higher rates of major depressive episodes, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

NatCon17: Surgeon general advocates prevention efforts

April 6, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

While praising the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment and recovery services, prevention services are both cost-effective and currently under-utilized, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, told attendees at the National Council for...

Building Courage: Facility helps child sex trafficking victims reclaim lives

December 5, 2016  |  By Caren Cupp
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Courage House, a campus in Northern California, offers sex trafficking victims ranging in age from 11 through 17 an environment that fosters feelings of safety and comfort as they rebuild their lives.

Children’s mental health agencies missing opportunities

September 26, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study of state children’s mental agency directors finds inadequate structures and poor organization are inhibiting the ability to improve care.

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

August 30, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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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.

What Works: Alternatives to physical restraint

August 26, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Strained by the long-term use of restraint and seclusion as crisis management protocols, Grafton Integrated Health Network developed an alternative program that led to cost savings.

‘Harmless’ cannabis a dangerous misnomer for adolescents

August 18, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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With a THC concentration 10 times higher today than that which was found in marijuana in the 1960s, cannabis has been shown to have particularly damaging effects on brain development in adolescents.

Despite unknown long-term effects, vaping industry business booming

August 18, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

The vaping industry is projected to overtake tobacco sales within the next 10 years, but a lack of research about its side effects has clinicians concerned.

Research challenges perception of the addiction crisis

August 16, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Substance use disorders have very real effects on populations, but Rice University authors caution that policymakers should evaluate their beliefs and re-examine where resources would be put to best use.

Race, ethnicity affect kids’ access to mental health care, study finds

August 15, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News
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While young people in general aren’t likely to see mental health specialists, numbers plummet further when factoring in racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Opioid crisis plagues privately insured

August 5, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A striking 3,000% increase in opioid dependence among the privately insured is yet more evidence of the national crisis and its prevalence in middle-class demographic groups.

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