Science News about Mental Health Services Research
- Media Advisory: NIMH Researchers Available to Discuss Suicide Prevention
Experts from the National Institute of Mental Health are available to speak on topics related to suicide and suicide prevention, including the warning signs of suicide, suicide prevention methods, trends in suicide rates, how to find mental health help and support, and the latest in suicide prevention research.
- NIMH Leadership Describes Suicide Prevention Research Priorities
In a new paper, published in JAMA Psychiatry, NIMH looks forward, outlining the next stages in the Institute’s suicide prevention research priorities.
- New NIMH Strategic Plan Paves the Way for Advances in Mental Health Research
The Strategic Plan for Research advances the Institute’s mission and helps guide future mental health research efforts.
- Emergency Department Study Reveals Patterns of Patients at Increased Risk for Suicide
A new NIMH-funded study found that people who presented to California emergency departments with deliberate self-harm or suicidal ideation had suicide rates significantly higher than those of demographically similar Californians in the year after discharge.
- NIH Announces Funding Awards for National Early Psychosis Learning Community
NIMH awarded six research grants for studies to develop a learning health care system for the treatment of early psychosis.
- Mental Health Research Centers Forge Collaborations – with ALACRITY
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.
- Crisis and Suicide Prevention Services Struggle with Demand after Celebrity Suicides
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.
- NIH Study Shows Many Preteens Screen Positive for Suicide Risk During ER Visits
A research team found nearly one-third of youth ages 10 to 12 years screened positive for suicide risk in emergency department settings, including those seeking help for physical concerns only.