Study provides deeper insights on the health impacts of utility shutoffs
Connecticut residents who struggle to pay their energy bills often suffer from physical and mental health issues as a result. That is one of many findings in a new study of energy insecurity based on interviews with 22 residents of varying ages and races from around the state. The study was a joint undertaking by the Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of the Environment, Vermont Law and Graduate School, and Operation Fuel, an energy-assistance nonprofit.Source: Energy News Network
New Online Training for Mental Health Providers Benefits LGBTQ Community
Mental health providers can learn to deliver evidence-based LGBTQ-affirmative cognitive therapy through low-cost online training, which would help deliver more evidence-based mental health care to LGBTQ people and support its implementation across practice settings, according to a new study by Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) researchers.
As U.S. launches new crisis hotline, nearly half of counties lack response teams
A new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline launched by the U.S. government is supposed to make it easier for people experiencing a mental health crisis to get help. But a new Yale study finds that not all Americans have the same access to appropriate follow-up care.
State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey (opinion): New tools to help our emotional well-being
As CT state representatives like Cristin McCarthy Vahey support new legislation in response to the growing mental health crisis among youth, Dr. Marc Brackett and the team at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence are working to provide CT school communities with strategies to support mental health and well-being.Source: CT Post
Emergency Department Use by Children and Youth with Mental Health Conditions: A Health Equity Agenda
Michael Hoge, PhD, professor of psychiatry, and Christy Olezeski, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper in Community Mental Health Journal that analyzes the use of emergency departments in the United States by children and youth.Source: Community Mental Health Journal
COVID-19 and PTSD: Assessing the Pandemic’s Toll on Mental Health
As researchers and clinicians continue to grapple with the psychological fallout from COVID-19, a growing body of literature has examined the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the general public. Women’s Health Research at Yale and its collaborators published a study questioning how these estimates vary so greatly and if such wide swaths of the public can truly be suffering from pandemic-related PTSD.