Daily Archives: July 4, 2016

What to do in a CRISIS

What To Do In A Crisis The first objective in a mental health crisis is to make sure everyone is safe – you, your family, others in the community and the person in distress. This is best accomplished by making … Continue reading

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Embracing the SPIRIT of reducing suicide

September 21, 2015 • Science Update NIMH, the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) have announced a significant collaboration on a new 4-year, $6.8 million study called Suicide Prevention for at-Risk … Continue reading

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Five Major Mental Disorders Share Genetic Roots

March 1, 2013 • Science Update Five major mental disorders share some of the same genetic risk factors, the largest genome-wide study of its kind has found. Evidence for such genetic overlap had previously been limited to pairs of disorders. … Continue reading

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Symptoms Outdo Diagnoses in Predicting Bipolar Disorder in At-Risk Youth February 26, 2016 • Science Update

Three types of symptoms emerged as powerful predictors of whether a youth with one parent with bipolar disorder will go on to develop the disorder, according to a study of 391 at-risk youth. The findings offer a much more specific … Continue reading

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