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New Hope for Treatment-Resistant Depression

From NIMH New Hope for Treatment-Resistant Depression: Guessing Right on Ketamine By Joshua Gordon on August 13, 2019 ’ve written in the past about depression – about the devastation depression can cause. It can sap your energy and motivation, disrupt your sleep, appetite, and libido, cause confusion and irritability, and leave you feeling hopeless and worthless. Depression strikes the young, […]


New SAMHSA Criminal Justice Publications

SAMHSA recently released four publications on mental illness and the criminal justice system. Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT): A Service Delivery Model for Individuals With Serious Mental Illness Involved With the Criminal Justice System – This brief provides an overview of Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)—an intensive service delivery model intended for people with serious […]


Mental health disorders common following mild head injury

From NIH. NIH-funded study identifies risk factors for neuropsychiatric conditions after a concussion. A new study reveals that approximately 1 in 5 individuals may experience mental health symptoms up to six months after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), suggesting the importance of follow-up care for these patients. Scientists also identified factors that may increase the […]


Learning Collaborative on Workforce Recruitment & Retention in Behavioral Health

Request for Applications (RFA) Overview Recruiting and retaining a workforce is a major challenge for many organizations that provide mental health and addiction services. To assist behavioral health organizations in addressing their recruitment and retention challenges, technical assistance is being offered through a Learning Collaborative. This is available to organizations providing behavioral health services in […]


Health Advocates Say Schizophrenia Should Be Reclassified as a Brain Disease

From Politico. by Brianna Ehley Changing the definition could unlock more money for cures. Mental health advocates are lobbying Congress to help them get schizophrenia classified as a brain disease like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, instead of as a mental illness, a move that could reduce stigma and lead to more dollars for a cure. Federal […]