Video abstract: First-episode services for psychotic disorders
The Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP) program has completed the first experimental study in the U.S. demonstrating the effectiveness of a first-episode service in improving outcomes for psychotic disorders. In this video, Dr. Vinod Srihari discusses the results.Source: YouTube
"Mindmap" launches at STEP
After demonstrating quietly through several years of research that clinical care at STEP—Specialized Treatment in Early Psychosis—is effective, Vinod Srihari, MD and his team are stepping out in a more public way with Mindmap, a public information campaign aimed at improving early detection of psychotic illness.
Crisis in the air: the mental health implications of the 2023 Canadian wildfires
Early June 2023 was marked by an unprecedented disaster: wildfire smoke emanating from Quebec (Canada) spread throughout the northeastern USA. This so-called crisis in the air threatens physical and mental health.Source: The Lancet
Stress as a Risk Factor for Mental Disorders in a Gendered Environment
In the gendered environment in which we live, stress influences the risk of a mental disorder differently in women and men. Considering the influence of gender can advance the current methods of evaluating a person's response to stress and adversity.Source: JAMA Psychiatry
Public freakouts, burnout, and bullying: Bad behavior is here to stay
A mix of worsening mental health and decaying societal connections, both exacerbated by the pandemic, may be driving a trend in rude behavior that could extend far beyond COVID's upheaval, mental health experts told Axios.Source: Axios
Commentary: Youth Mental Health and Safety Don't Take a Summer Break
YCSC Assistant Professor Christina Cipriano addresses the state of the youth mental health crisis in the U.S. She notes that just because this school year has ended doesn’t mean the crisis facing our nation’s youth is over, and that the data suggests the exact opposite.Source: EdSurge
For Hurricane Katrina Survivors, COVID-19 Brings a New Mental Health Toll
A new study shows that for some low-income mothers in New Orleans, the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with the same, or worse, mental health impacts as Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst national disasters in U.S. history.
Want to Experience More Pleasant Emotions? Control Your Scrolling
Too much screen time can effect our emotional well-being, mental health and relationships. Creating boundaries and limiting exposure can make a big difference in how we feel. YCEI's Marc Brackett and Robin Stern give us five tips on how to keep scrolling under control and form better habits.Source: Medium