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New Toolkit Offers Ways to Evaluate Suicide Prevention Efforts in Arctic Communities

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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in collaboration with the Mental Health Innovation Network and other federal partners, has released the RISING SUN toolkit to help clinicians, communities, policymakers, and researchers measure the impact and effectiveness of suicide prevention efforts in rural and tribal communities.

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Hubs Help Native American Communities Address Youth Suicide

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Three NIMH-funded collaborative research hubs are exploring the factors behind the high suicide rates among American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) youth and designing and testing approaches to preventing suicide.

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NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Initiative

This webinar presented an introduction to NIMH’s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative and provided an opportunity to discuss the use of RDoC principles in global mental health research. RDoC reorients research on mental disorders by incorporating a focus on dimensional characterizations of psychopathology and encouraging the use novel, valid methods for grouping patients and developing personalized treatments.

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Research Capacity Building: Nurturing and Strengthening Emerging Scientists

This webinar focused on some of the principles and effective practices to build individual and team level research capacity among early career mental health researchers in LMICs. Attendees learned about best practices; factors that contribute to building sustainable research capacity; how to embed capacity building into the fabric of research activity; and how to ensure that capacity building activities address clinical, contextual, and policy needs and serve as a catalyst for building a critical mass of scientists.

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Collaborative Hubs to Reduce the Burden of Suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Youth

This webinar described an NIMH initiative, entitled, Collaborative Hubs to Reduce the Burden of Suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Youth. The newly-funded AI/AN Collaborative Hubs will develop and test preventive strategies and interventions with potential to sustainably reduce suicide and increase resilience among AI/AN youth.

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Treatment Targets, Target Engagement, And Target Populations in Mental Health Services Research to Improve Public Health: Examples from The Field

This webinar started with a brief overview of the experimental therapeutics paradigm, which provides a framework to understand targets and mechanisms of action for all NIMH-funded clinical trial research, including mental health services research. Following the overview, two high priority NIMH-funded research studies in the context of the experimental therapeutic paradigm were presented: 1) Family Groups for Urban Youth with Disruptive Behavior (R01) and 2) African Regional Research Partnerships for Scaling Up Child Mental Health EBPs (U19).

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Mental Health Economics: Analyzing Value

This webinar was aimed primarily at researchers and health care practitioners interested in addressing or better understanding issues of cost, cost-effectiveness, and value in their work. Successful dissemination and implementation of evidence-based mental health care depends on demonstration of improved health and other positive outcomes; assessment of the resources needed to develop, maintain, or scale-up an intervention; and data linking resources and costs to primary outcomes of interest.

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Building Resilience to Reduce Suicide in Arctic Indigenous Communities

This webinar highlighted efforts to reduce suicide among Arctic Indigenous communities. Dr. Roberto Delgado, from the National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health, provided a brief overview of findings from RISING SUN, a mental wellness initiative coordinated by the NIMH under the 2015-2017 US Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

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Webinar Series 2016 – Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health

Institute Update

ORDGMH conducts two series of webinars with NIMH grantees, focusing on mental health disparities and research.

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World Leaders and Advocates Unite in Washington, D.C. for One Mission: Make Mental Health a Global Priority

Science Update

World leaders and advocates gathered in Washington, D.C. on April 13-15, 2015 to discuss making mental health a global priority.

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