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Study suggests improved screening for suicidal tendencies by primary care providers is needed.
A new study has identified the major obstacles to improving the lives of people with mental illness around the world.
CHICAGO, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) opens its national convention in Chicago this week at a time when Congressional negotiations over the federal debt limit threaten Medicaid funding for mental health care. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) "Lives are at risk," said NAMI Executive Director Mike Fitzpatrick.
Mental health screening has been demonstrated to successfully connect African-American middle school students from a predominantly low-income area with school-based mental health services.
ARLINGTON, Va., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NAMI's Family-to-Family Education program "significantly" improves coping and problem-solving abilities of family members of individuals living with mental illness, according to a landmark study published in the current issue of Psychiatric Services, a journal of the American Psychiatric Association. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) Family-to-Family is a free 12-week self-help course offered by the National...
A checklist given to parents to fill out in pediatrician waiting rooms may help early detection of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Half a million US teens between the ages of 13 and 18 suffer from some form of eating disorder but few have sought treatment for the problem, government research shows.
Strategic Partnership to Educate Families About Link Between Substance Abuse and Mental Illness and Broaden Scope of Shared Resources on Teen Health NEW YORK, Feb.
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