From HealthDay by E.J. Mundell, HealthDay Reporter The pandemic is taking a big toll on Americans’ psyches: A new government report found that about 41% of adults surveyed in late June “reported an adverse mental or behavioral health condition.” That’s a big rise from 2019. For example, the data shows that the number of Americans […]
From Roll Call. CDC study finds behavioral health concerns rose in June amid coronavirus Anxiety and depressive disorders, substance use and suicidal thoughts increased during the second quarter. by Sandhya Raman Symptoms of anxiety disorder, depressive disorder, substance use and suicidal thoughts have increased in the second quarter of this year compared to the same […]
From CNN. FCC approves 988 to be 3-digit number for national suicide hotline starting in 2022 By Veronica Stracqualursi In two years, individuals in suicidal crisis seeking help will have a number that’s easy to remember and quick to dial to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. At its July open meeting Thursday, the Federal Communications […]
From Time The Difficulty Of Counting the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Full Death Toll by Markian Hawryluk Sara Wittner had seemingly gotten her life back under control. After a December relapse in her battle with drug addiction, the 32-year-old completed a 30-day detox program and started taking a monthly injection to block her cravings for opioids. She […]
Growing Crisis: Suicide Death Rate, Attempts and Injuries among Black Youth Produced by the Central East Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) An infographic that illustrates suicide in African American youth. Sections include: Recent Findings, The Challenge What do we know? (key risk factors) What can we do? Download the infographic.
Suicide Prevention Resource Guide Produced by the Central East Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) This guide is intended to support suicide prevention stakeholders and other interested individuals by providing a comprehensive list of suicide prevention resources, as of April 2020. These suicide prevention hotlines and other resources contained in this document are located within the […]
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) recently released the National Drug Control Strategy report as well as a guide to assist rural communities in responding to the addiction crisis. The 2020 National Strategy prioritizes increasing access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and supporting those in recovery with peer services, access to housing, training, education, […]