Suicide Prevention 101: How to Handle Suicidal Ideation or Crisis

The new semester has started, and with it, stress and assignment deadlines for classes. Students this semester also have to contend with another factor, the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to major economic repercussions and an increase in depression and anxiety for many. September is Suicide Prevention

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Innovative Depression Intervention Also Targets Poverty

It has long been established that depression and poverty are inter-related. Despite this knowledge, relatively few interventions tackling depression have included elements that seek to address poverty. Recognizing this gap in treatment, Victoria Ngo, PhD, and colleagues developed a new program, the Livelihood Integration for Effective Depression Management (LIFE-DM), which

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CIMH Director Pilots Innovative Depression Program in Vietnam

Providing adequate mental health care in low and middle-income countries, such as Vietnam, is a challenge, often because of a lack of human resources. As a result, mental health treatment in these countries most often consists of medication only, neglecting psychotherapy which has been shown to be superior to medication-only

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July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

While July may be most associated with Independence Day, it also happens to be National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This provides an opportunity to focus on the mental health needs of those who identify as part of the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. These communities, like any

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Mental Health Resources for Black-identifying Community Members

Finding mental health resources or a culturally-sensitive, quality provider can be a daunting process. With the murder of George Floyd and other demonstrations of police brutality across the US, access to mental health and wellness resources is especially crucial at this time for Black-identifying people of color. The following list

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Attending to Grief in the Time of COVID-19

As the death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 100,000 in the country, many of us have family members or friends that have died from the disease, or know of people who have. As a result, many people are grieving at the unexpected loss of loved ones. Grief is a natural

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