Progress for Goal 4
Learn about the progress NIMH has made toward Goal 4 of the NIMH Strategic Plan for Research: Strengthen the Public Health Impact of NIMH-Supported Research.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Identifying Practices for Reducing Incarceration of Those with Mental Illnesses—A Study of “Stepping Up”
According to a 2017 report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, approximately two-thirds of female inmates in prisons and jails and around a third of men in prisons and jails report having been diagnosed as having mental health disorder by a mental health professional.Read More