Mental Health Industry News

June 24, 2024

Therapists help clients ride emotional waves, with innovative mental health trend: ‘We’re swapping the couch for the surfboard’

More than a hippie wellness novelty or New Age fad, surf therapy is being embraced by psychologists and government agencies alike as a way to increase access to mental health care while delivering evidence-based, lasting results.

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June 20, 2024

Federal Study Examines Care Following Nonfatal Overdose Among Medicare Beneficiaries; Identifies Effective Interventions and Gaps in Care

Researchers from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that among a cohort of 137,000 Medicare beneficiaries who experienced a nonfatal overdose in 2020, almost 24,000 (17.4%) experienced a subsequent nonfatal overdose,

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June 06, 2024

Changing the Course on Suicide: The Launch of a New National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

In the United States, someone dies by suicide every 11 minutes; the rates of suicidal behaviors have risen over the past decade; and disparities in suicide rates among certain populations are growing (PDF | 13.4 MB).

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May 29, 2024

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month Summary Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives and to celebrate recovery from mental illness.

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May 10, 2024

Without Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Interventions, We Can’t Address the Maternal Mortality Crisis

May 1, 2024, marked World Maternal Mental Health Day, and on May 12, 2024, we will celebrate Mother’s Day. While maternal health is a recognized public health crisis in the United States, mental health, substance misuse, and substance use disorder (SUD) are often overlooked as part of the crisis.

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May 08, 2024

Elmo wants to ‘check in’ again, this time as part of a new ‘Sesame Street’ mental health initiative

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Sesame Street is creating mental health resources for children, all led by Elmo and The Count.

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May 01, 2024

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay: Tips and Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month

It’s May, so just checking in… “How is everybody doing?”

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April 28, 2024

Genetic breakthrough clarifies why Parkinson’s disease develops and hints at ways to halt it

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative movement disorder that progresses relentlessly. It gradually impairs a person’s ability to function until they ultimately become immobile and often develop dementia.

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