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What if we treat drug overdoses like suicide attempts?

September 21, 2017  |  Patrick Gauthier
blog

If we could take the best parts of successful civil commitment—immediate treatment, coordinated care and discharge planning—perhaps this may be another way to prevent future drug overdoses.

Prevent and treat the post-holiday blues

January 10, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

This early part of the year is when the suicide rate spikes, and when depression commonly increases. Indeed, divorce lawyers have deemed the Monday after Christmas as "Divorce Day."

Resolve to reduce suicide in 2017

December 9, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

As it turns out, risk seems to be reduced from Christmas Day to New Year's Day, but there are always ways to reduce the rate of suicide for the highest risk patients.

Number of young adults who have contemplated suicide rises

September 16, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

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
blog

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
blog

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
article

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
blog

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
article

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
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
news

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
news

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. 

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