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Director’s Messages about Prevention

Suicide Deaths Are a Major Component of the Opioid Crisis that Must Be Addressed

By Joshua Gordon , Nora Volkow on

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In observance, Dr. Gordon has partnered with Dr. Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), to highlight a dimension of the opioid crisis that receives too little attention—the links between opioid use, opioid use disorder, and suicide.

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NIMH and the NIH HEAL Initiative: Collaborating to address the opioid epidemic

By Joshua Gordon on

Dr. Gordon discusses NIMH’s role in The Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM Initiative, or NIH HEAL InitiativeSM, the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) all-in, coordinated response to the opioid epidemic.

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