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NIH Announces Funding Awards for National Early Psychosis Learning Community

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NIMH awarded six research grants for studies to develop a learning health care system for the treatment of early psychosis.

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Mental Health Research Centers Forge Collaborations – with ALACRITY

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Mental health research center directors emerged from a recent meeting with a renewed commitment to help each other achieve their common mission – to transform care of children, adolescents and adults with severe psychiatric disorders.

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NIMH Announces New Clinical Research Toolbox

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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently developed a Clinical Research Toolbox designed to assist clinical investigators with the development of clinical research studies.

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NIMH Director’s Statement on Diversity

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NIMH Director’s Statement on Diversity

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NIMH Deploys New Strategy for Outreach

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NIMH has developed NIMH Education and Awareness, a portal on the NIMH website with tools and resources designed for and dedicated to outreach.

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NIMH Grantees Named Recipients of Prestigious Presidential Award

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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) congratulates NIMH grantees who received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

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Novel Method Identifies Patients at Risk for HIV Who May Benefit From Prevention Strategies

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Researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness of using algorithms that analyze electronic health records (EHRs) to help physicians identify patients at risk for HIV who may benefit from preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which significantly reduces the risk of getting HIV.

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Crisis and Suicide Prevention Services Struggle with Demand after Celebrity Suicides

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The United States may lack the resources needed to meet increases in demand for suicide prevention services that occur after celebrity suicides, according to a recent study of crisis mental health services published in the journal Psychiatric Services.

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Release of “13 Reasons Why” Associated with Increase in Youth Suicide Rates

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A study conducted by researchers at several universities, hospitals, and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found that the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” was associated with a 28.9% increase in suicide rates among U.S. youth ages 10-17 in the month (April 2017) following the shows release, after accounting for ongoing trends in suicide rates.

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Nationwide Essay Contest Challenges High Schoolers to be Frank About Mental Health

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The National Institutes of Health invites students ages 16 to 18 years old to participate in the “Speaking Up About Mental Health!” essay contest to explore ways to address the stigma and social barriers that adolescents from racial and ethnic minority populations may face when seeking mental health treatment.

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