Progress for Goal 4
Learn about the progress NIMH has made toward Goal 4 of the NIMH Strategic Plan for Research: Advance Mental Health Services to Strengthen Public Health.
- Saving Lives Through the Science of Suicide Prevention
Evidence-based efforts to improve suicide risk screening, assessment, and intervention are helping to save lives, thanks to research supported by NIMH.
- Emergency Department Intervention Reduces Adult Suicide Risk
Evidence-based practices for suicide prevention effectively reduced suicidal behaviors among adults seen for care in emergency departments.
- RAISE-ing the Standard of Care for Schizophrenia: The Rapid Adoption of Coordinated Specialty Care in the United States
The Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode research initiative, launched by NIMH to test the effectiveness of coordinated specialty care to treat first-episode psychosis, has transformed the mental health landscape in the United States and helped thousands of people with schizophrenia achieve better outcomes.
- Youth Emergency Department Visits for Mental Health Increased During Pandemic
Hospital visits for urgent mental health care increased among children and teens in the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an NIMH-supported study.
- Medicaid Data Show Wide Differences in Mental Health Care in the United States
A new NIMH-supported study revealed differences in rates of mental health care among Medicaid enrollees based on where they live in the United States.
- Multistage Autism Screening in Early Intervention Settings May Reduce Disparities
An NIMH-supported study shows that incorporating a multistage screening process for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) into federally funded early intervention services may reduce disparities in early ASD diagnosis.
- NIH Initiative Expands Access to Resources for Early Psychosis Treatment and Research
The Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET), an NIMH initiative aimed at determining how to best provide treatment for individuals experiencing symptoms of early psychosis, is increasing access to resources for researchers, providers, and families through a growing network of research hubs and a new website.
- NIMH Awards Funding for Research on Preventing Firearm Injury and Mortality
Suicide attempts by firearm are especially dangerous, with as many as 9 out of 10 attempts resulting in death. NIMH is supporting three projects focused on preventing and reducing firearm injury and mortality to help address the critical need for more research in this area.
- Emergency Drug Overdose Visits Associated with Increased Risk for Later Suicide
A new data analysis has found patients who visited the emergency department for an opioid or sedative/hypnotic drug overdose were at higher risk of dying by drug overdose or suicide in the year after being discharged relative to the general population.
- Using Technology to Help Predict Binge and Purge Episodes in People with Eating Disorders
In binge-eating disorder and bulimia nervosa, people experience recurrent and frequent episodes in which they eat unusually large amounts of food and feel a sense of loss of control.
- Developing Rapid, Accurate Assessment of Mental Disorders, Suicide Risk in Youth
For many adults who have a mental disorder, symptoms were present—but often not recognized or addressed—in childhood and adolescence. Early treatment can help prevent more severe, lasting impairment or disability as a child grows up.