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Media Advisory: NIMH Researchers Available to Discuss Suicide Prevention

Media Advisory

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.

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NIMH Leadership Describes Suicide Prevention Research Priorities

Institute Update

In a new paper, published in JAMA Psychiatry, NIMH looks forward, outlining the next stages in the Institute’s suicide prevention research priorities.

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New NIMH Strategic Plan Paves the Way for Advances in Mental Health Research

Press Release

The Strategic Plan for Research advances the Institute’s mission and helps guide future mental health research efforts.

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Emergency Department Study Reveals Patterns of Patients at Increased Risk for Suicide

Press Release

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.

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NIH Announces Funding Awards for National Early Psychosis Learning Community

Press Release

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

Institute Update

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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Crisis and Suicide Prevention Services Struggle with Demand after Celebrity Suicides

Press Release

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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NIH Study Shows Many Preteens Screen Positive for Suicide Risk During ER Visits

Press Release

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.

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Studies Support Use of Team-Based Care for Early Psychosis

Science Update

Two recent studies add to the evidence that team-based early intervention services are feasible in real-world health care settings and result in improved outcomes for patients.

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Team-based Care Optimizes Medication Treatment for First Episode Psychosis

Science Update

Findings from NIMH’s Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) project indicate that team-based coordinated specialty care (CSC) for first episode psychosis (FEP) results in more optimal prescribing of antipsychotics and fewer side effects when compared with typical community care.

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NIMH Explores the “Next Big Thing” in Mental Health Services Research

Institute Update

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)’s 24th biennial Mental Health Services Research (MHSR 2018) conference held August 1-2, in Rockville, MD, brought together mental health researchers, trainees, consumers, advocates, and mental health care providers to learn about current research findings and discuss new research that might close the gap between what science shows is most effective and what services people actually receive in real-world settings.

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NIMH Conference to Explore Mental Health Services Research

Institute Update

On August 1-2, 2018, the NIMH is hosting the 24th Mental Health Services Research (MHSR) Conference with the theme: What’s the Next Big Thing? The conference aims to promote high-priority areas in mental health services research and identify opportunities with potential for significant impact for people with mental disorders.

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