Suicide is Preventable. So, How Can We Help Our Teens?
Suicide is preventable, but rates of suicide are increasing worldwide, and it is now the second leading cause of death in adolescents and young adults (unintentional motor vehicle accidents are first). Going to the emergency room may be the smartest thing these teenagers can do.Source: Yale Medicine
MOMS Partnership® Featured in NASEM Report as 'Promising Model'
The MOMS Partnership® is identified as a "Promising Model" in a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine titled, "Vibrant and Health Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity."
Yale Launches New Policy Lab to Elevate Mental Health and Disrupt Poverty
Elevate is a new policy laboratory stemming from the successful work of the Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership and joining forces with Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) to apply science to the creation and spread of evidence-based interventions for socially and economically disadvantaged families in partnership with government agencies.Source: YaleNews
Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. For the first time, Yale researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the brains of the children who exhibit disruptive behavior.
Fernandez appointed to Health and Human Services panel
Thomas V. Fernandez, MD, Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center and of Psychiatry, has been appointed to serve as a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Genetics and Epidemiology Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.
Mood meters, phone apps help Hinsdale District 86 students manage emotions
Social emotional learning has become as important a topic in education as science, technology, engineering and math. Unlike those subjects, social and emotional learning sounds warm and fuzzy. But the staff at Hinsdale High School District 86 says social and emotional learning involves teaching concrete skills.Source: Chicago Tribune
Research suggests ways to help mentally ill in Ghana’s prayer camps
Many people with schizophrenia in Ghana spend their days chained to walls in prayer camps where they are ministered to by spiritual healers and forced to fast and pray. A new study, based on a partnership between researchers at the University of Ghana and Yale University, shows that modern medications can improve symptoms of camp residents.
Five Years After Sandy Hook Shooting, Social And Emotional Learning Programs Thrive In Schools
"What research now shows is that schools that adopt these practices have students who make better choices, they have students who have less stress, have greater well-being, and students who actually perform better academically, both in grades, and in standardized test scores,” Marc Brackett said.Source: New Hampshire Public Radio
For Children With Severe Anxiety, Drugs Plus Therapy Help Best
Teens and children struggling with anxiety are often prescribed medication or therapy to treat their symptoms. For many, either drugs or therapy is enough, but some young people can't find respite from anxious thoughts. For them, a study suggests that using both treatments at once can help.Source: NPR Health News
Yale study: Social media boosts friendship quality in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
A study by Yale Department of Psychiatry and Yale Child Study Center researchers found that adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) derive high friendship quality through their use of social media
Tourette-like tics vanish in mice treated with histamine
Yale scientists produced increased grooming behavior in mice that may model tics in Tourette syndrome and discovered these behaviors vanish when histamine — a neurotransmitter most commonly associated with allergies — is introduced into their brains. Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, was the study's senior author.