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Robin Williams

In referring to the recent death of Robin Williams, Dr. Insel talks about the continuing need for research to develop better treatments for serious mental illness.

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A New Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention

Dr. Insel discusses the impetus behind a newly released prioritized agenda for research on suicide prevention, and what the task force that developed the agenda hopes to achieve in terms of reducing suicide rates.

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Healing Invisible Wounds: An Action Plan

In his blog, Dr. Insel talks about the National Research Action Plan, an effort announced by President Obama aimed at improving prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health conditions and traumatic brain injury in military personnel.

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Getting Serious About Mental Illnesses

Dr. Insel explains the nuances of the term, “serious mental illness.”

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Strategy on Suicide Prevention

Dr. Insel provides context for a new National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

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Preventing Suicide, One Employer at a Time

Dr. Insel discusses recent efforts made by the NFL and other employers to help prevent suicides, and the importance of suicide prevention research.

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Recognizing Those Who Have Served

For Veterans Day, Dr. Insel discusses meeting the mental health needs of those who have so honorably served our country.

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Bending the Curve on Suicide

Dr. Insel gives an update in our efforts to reduce suicide in America.

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NIMH Impact on Public Health

NIMH research can have a significant impact on public health through innovations and projects that cross the four objectives outlined in NIMH’s Strategic Plan.

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The Under-recognized Public Health Crisis of Suicide

Dr. Insel discusses various approaches to the prevention of suicide and what research has revealed on risk and treatment of related mental disorders. Also, HHS announces a new Alliance for Suicide Prevention, which will coordinate a full court press across Federal agencies.

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Army Suicide Study Kicks into Gear

Dr. Insel provides an update on NIMH's and the U.S. Army's efforts to reduce suicide in the military.

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Reducing Suicide in the Military

The U.S. Army recently released new suicide data  for December 2009. Last month, there were 10 potential suicides among active duty soldiers, nine of which are pending confirmation. When added to the data for the rest of the year, the total number of reported suicides for 2009 among active duty soldiers is 160, 114 of which have been confirmed. By comparison, in 2008 there were 140 suicides among active duty soldiers.

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