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
May is Mental Health Month: Childhood Makes a Difference
May is Mental Health Month, a time to recognize that all of us should care about our mental health and the mental health of our loved ones. Investing in our children’s well-being and positive mental health is an investment in their healthy futures. Many mental health problems in childhood are related to chronic stress in the form of severe poverty, exposure to violence, living in a home with substance-abusing adults, or other stressful situations. Chronic stress can lead to a host of illnesses early on, but it also increases the risk of physical and mental problems when children grow into adulthood.
Binge drinking and your brain: Raising risk of dependence
The brains of chronically heavy drinkers have twice the capacity of those of light drinkers to consume a chemical that may add to impairment and some other effects of alcohol, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found. This added capacity may also increase the vulnerability to alcohol dependence, according to the study, which appears in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Smoking Cessation Treatment for Patients With Depression Could Save as Many as 203,000 Lives, YSPH Estimates
A team of scientists estimates that providing patients with depression with the tools to quit smoking could save as many as 125,000 lives over the next 80 years. That number jumps to 203,000 when extended to people with depression who are not yet in mental health care settings.
Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ harmed health of Muslim Americans, study finds
When former President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order in 2017 banning Muslims from select countries from traveling to the United States, the sweeping decree quickly rippled down to affect health outcomes for Muslim-Americans, Yale researchers say.Source: Yale News
Ivy Shares Experience with Burnout, Depression on Becker's Hospital Review Podcast
Michael Ivy, MD, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Yale New Haven Health, shares his experience with burnout and depression on this episode and shared advice for executives on supporting clinical staff.Source: Becker's Hospital Review
Researchers at Yale School of Public Health offer free course for users to set self-care goals.
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health say a free online course that helps users set goals for self-care may significantly improve depression, stress and anxiety. Professor Marney White says the course, Health Behavior Change: From Evidence to Action, is aimed at helping learners find more time for self-care.Source: Connecticut News 12
SLEEP-SMART Intervention Shows Promising Results for Women Suffering from Sleeping Problems, Depression, and Anxiety
Preliminary data indicate SLEEP-SMART can improve sleep patterns, show associated reductions in symptoms of depression and anxiety, and improve the functioning of brain circuits important in emotional and cognitive health.
LGBTQ Community Centers Vital to Mental Health Support, YSPH Finds
In surveys of 60 LGBTQ community centers across the United States, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health found that these venues provide critical frontline mental health services to a population that often faces stigma and a host of other challenges to their emotional well-being.
The Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science Launches Its Global Mental Health Promotion Program, Led by Dr. Theddeus Iheanacho, with an Inaugural Lecture by Dr. Vikram Patel
The Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) is launching its Global Mental Health Promotion (GMHP) Program to help bridge the gap between knowledge and practice in mental health promotion, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Although there is ample evidence for the effectiveness of various interventions for common mental disorders, access to and availability of these interventions remain low. Up to 65% of people in LMICs suffering from mental disorders do not get treatment.