A comprehensive approach to mental health promotion and suicide prevention for colleges and universities: insights from the JED Campus Program - MacPhee J, Modi K, Gorman S, Roy N, Riba E, Cusumano D, Dunkle J, Komrosky N, Schwartz V, Eisenberg D, Silverman MM, Pinder-Amaker S, Watkins KB, Doraiswamy PM.

Suicide rates have risen among young people ages 18 –25 in the United States over the past ten years (see Figure 1) [1]. Mental health concerns are on the rise as well, with more teens and young adults experiencing challenges such as anxiety and depres...
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Providing adequate training on suicide assessment and intervention for students is of utmost importance in social work education. Given students' anxiety around working with clients who have potential risk of suicide, scholars underline the benefits of exp...
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ConclusionLong-term anti-obesity drugs did not show a benefit in lowering MACEs in overweight or obese subjects, although the drugs resulted in a decrease in body weight and improved cardiometabolic parameters.
Source: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Trauma and catastrophes seen by surgeons, medics and first responders puts them at high risk for developing depression, anxiety, PTSD and associated suicide. Both exaggerated/high and blunted/low stress reactivity (HPA) axis has been shown to correlate with poor mental health, along with a pro-inflammatory state. We hypothesis that cortisol reactivity and cytokine levels correlate with mental disorder risk and traumatic life experiences.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Military Source Type: research
DiscussionThis project will move both ASSIP and Brief CBT from efficacy to effectiveness research, with clear aims of assessing the addition of two structured psychological interventions to treatment as usual, providing a cost-benefit analysis of the interventions, thus delivering outcomes providing a clear pathway for rapid translation of successful interventions.Trials registrationClinicalTrials.govNCT04072666. Registered on 28 August 2019
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Background: The association between migraine and suicide ideation has been identified. However, the predictive factors of suicidal ideation are still controversial and whether migraine with aura can serve as an independent associated factor is uncertain. This manuscript studied the association between migraine with aura and suicidal ideation and explored the predictive factors for suicidal ideation.Methods: We surveyed 9,057 medical students and included 579 medical students with migraine into our study population. All students completed the General Situation Questionnaire, the Verified Headache Questionnaire, Hamilton Anx...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
In this study, we systematically reviewed and meta-analyzed longitudinal studies that examined mental health of the general population prior to and during the pandemic. Furthermore, we explored the long-term psychiatric implications of the pandemic with data from South Korea. Our analysis showed that the number of suicidal deaths during the pandemic was lower than the previous years in many countries, which is in contrast with the increased depression, anxiety, and psychological distress in the general population in South Korea as well as in other countries. To explain this phenomenon, we propose a possibility of delayed i...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Three children ’s advocacy organizations, including the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), on Tuesdaydeclared a national state of emergency in child and adolescent mental health requiring urgent government action.AACAP, along with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children ’s Hospital Association, said that social isolation and other effects of the COVID-19 pandemic—including uncertainty, fear, and grief—have exacerbated longstanding problems affecting youth ’s mental health. Areport inPediatricsthis month showed that more than 140,000 U.S. children have expe...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: AACAP adolescent children COVID-19 grief isolation mental health national emergency pandemic suicide Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe measure to overcome skepticism to participate was mainly possible due to building trust to key persons. More measure how to conduct studies in populations which are reluctant to participate in research will be discussed. To obtain results in times of crises it is necessary to get data as well in difficult to reach populations.
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
DiscussionED and SOSMed visits are the most reactive data sources to assess the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of French population. These results confirm that the impact concerns all age groups. For children, the condition seems to worsen in 2021 and highlight the need of a close follow-up of the situation and the reinforcement of preventive measures in order to prevent long-term impacts.Key messagesResults confirm an impact of COVID-19 pandemic on populations mental health.Impact of COVID-19 on mental health: a long-term issue for children?
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe prevalence of ╚Ťanxiety and depression in the general population has increased relative to pre-pandemic estimates in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and associated public health measures.Key messagesIn nationally representative telephone surveys of Irish adults conducted following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the prevalence of anxiety and depression is estimated at approximately 30%.Higher than average levels of anxiety or depression were reported in females, those who had experienced a change in their work, individuals cocooning and those with moderate to heavy drinking.
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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