Concept Clearance » Service-Ready Tools for Identification, Prevention, and Treatment of Suicide Risk
This initiative is intended to support the development and testing of optimized, service-ready tools to enhance suicide prevention by improving the identification and treatment of individuals at risk for suicide. Evidence-based approaches exist for reducing suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and death by suicide. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects of COVID-19 for Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations
The intent of this trans-NIH initiative would be to invite research to determine the role and impact of digital health interventions (e.g., mobile health (mHealth), telemedicine and telehealth, health information technology, wearable devices) to address secondary health effects of the social, behavioral, and economic changes following the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among populations who experience health disparities and other vulnerable populations (e.g., essential medical personnel, emergency responders, and frontline workers in essential businesses or services; people who are residents of chronic care facilities, co...
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations
The intent of this trans-NIH initiative would be to invite research to evaluate the role and impact of community interventions for NIH-designated health disparity populations and other vulnerable groups to address 1) the impacts of mitigation strategies to prevent COVID-19 transmission; and 2) already implemented, new, or adapted interventions to address the adverse health consequences of the social, behavioral, and economic changes related to the pandemic. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Centers for Practice-Based Effectiveness and Services Research with Near-Term Impact
The goal of this initiative is to reissue and extend the NIMH Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness (ALACRITY) Research Centers program. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Mental Health Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)
The goal of this initiative is to support the scientific work and research career development of exceptionally talented scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long-term career commitment to mental health research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Mood and Psychosis Symptoms During the Menopause Transition
The goal of this proposed initiative is to advance translational research to better understand the emergence and worsening of mood and psychotic disorders (e.g., PMD, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia) during the MT to identify targets for future development of novel treatment interventions. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Discovery of Probes for Novel Brain Targets
This initiative would complement existing NIMH-participating initiatives that aim to support research at multiple stages in the drug development pipeline, including assay development and screening (PAR-17-438); optimization and early preclinical discovery (PAR-19-146, PAR-19-147); and, the transition from early discovery to Phase I Clinical Trials (PAR-18-541, PAR-18-546). (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » From Genomic Association to Causation: A Convergent Neuroscience Approach 2.0
This re-issued initiative aims to support studies that leverage the large and diverse datasets being generated across levels of analysis (e.g., genetic, neurobiological, clinical) in order to develop novel theoretical frameworks for multiscale modeling and in silico experiments. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Cellular and Molecular Biology of Complex Brain Disorders
This initiative would encourage innovative research projects to address gaps where high confidence risk factors associated with complex brain disorders have been identified, but the basic neurobiology of those factors is poorly understood. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Limited Competition to Convert the CNS HIV Antiretroviral Therapy Effects Research (CHARTER) Study Cohort to a Research Resource Grant
The goal of this initiative is to convert the CNS HIV Antiretroviral Therapy Effects Research (CHARTER) cohort, a cohort of individuals living with HIV that have been followed for almost 20 years, to a stand-alone research resource. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » BRAIN Initiative: Organizing Resources for Brain Cell Type-Specific Access and Manipulation Across Species
The goal of this concept is to evaluate molecular/genetic technologies and then create pilot production and distribution resources for cell type-specific access and manipulation reagents for several vertebrate species. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » BRAIN Initiative: Next Generation Technologies for Brain Microconnectivity Analysis
This concept aims to seek research to develop and pilot next generation technologies for examining brain microconnectivity in multiple species as part of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies ® (BRAIN) Initiative. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » BRAIN Initiative: Data Archives for BRAIN Initiative
The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies ® (BRAIN) Working GroupReport to the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director, BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision, as well as the more recent mid-course evaluation, The BRAIN Initiative 2.0: From Cells to Circuits, Toward Cures, call for NIH to create a data infrastructure for BRAIN Initiative data. This concept calls for a renewal of the data archive component of that infrastructure. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » A Plan for Mental Health Research
This week, the National Institute of Mental Health unveiled its new NIMH Strategic Plan for Research. In this Director ’ s message, Dr. Gordon discusses the advances in knowledge and treatment that got us to where we are today and points to where we want our research to go in the future. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Video » Zhen Ni: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Cortical Anatomy and Clinical Neurophysiology
Dr. Zhen Ni, a research fellow at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, discusses how the response to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can be recorded, how spinal cord activity can be tested, how motor cortical stimulation with TMS is performed, and how stimulation outside of the motor cortex is achieved. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » New NIMH Strategic Plan Paves the Way for Advances in Mental Health Research
The Strategic Plan for Research advances the Institute ’ s mission and helps guide future mental health research efforts. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Video » Bruce Luber: TMS Parameters and Protocols
Dr. Bruce Luber, a staff scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program, provides an overview of the basic parameters of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and different protocols that are being used to research the effects of TMS. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » About NIMH
Learn more about the mission and vision of NIMH. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Strategic Plan for Research Overview
Learn more about the goals and ambitions of the NIMH Strategic Plan for Research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Message from the Director on the Strategic Plan for Research
Dr. Gordon speaks about the importance of the Strategic Plan for Research for the future of mental health research in the U.S. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » The Kindness of Strangers: Supporting Each Other During COVID-19
In this Director ’ s message, Dr. Gordon reflects on some of the acts of kindness he has encountered and calls on others to support friends, family, and strangers alike during the pandemic. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Science News » Emergency Drug Overdose Visits Associated with Increased Risk for Later Suicide
A new data analysis has found patients who visited the emergency department for an opioid or sedative/hypnotic drug overdose were at higher risk of dying by drug overdose or suicide in the year after being discharged relative to the general population. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Video » Virtual Workshop: Transforming the Practice of Mental Health Care
On April 2, NIMH convened a virtual workshop that brought together mental health leaders and experts from different fields to think through where there may be opportunities to leverage research and existing resources to transform the mental health care landscape. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » Piecing Together the Genetic Puzzle of Autism
In this Director ’ s Message, Dr. Gordon looks at new findings that help shed light on the complex causal web that leads from genes to autism. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Science News » Infant Temperament Predicts Personality More Than 20 Years Later
Researchers investigating how temperament shapes adult life-course outcomes have found that behavioral inhibition in infancy predicts a reserved, introverted personality at age 26 and for some, a risk of internalizing psychopathology such as anxiety and depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Virtual Workshop: Transforming the Practice of Mental Health Care
On April 2, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) held a virtual workshop on Transforming the Practice of Mental Health Care to bring together a group of visionary thinkers to brainstorm how big data and artificial intelligence can transform care for individuals living with mental illness. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » Coping with Coronavirus: Support for the Autism Community
In this autism awareness month Director ’ s message, Dr. Gordon addresses the challenges faced by individuals with autism and their families during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Video » Mental Health Minute: Eating Disorders
Got 60 seconds? Take a mental health minute to learn about eating disorders. For more information on eating disorders, please visit: www.nimh.nih.gov/eatingdisorders. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Digital Mental Health: Innovating in a Time of High Anxiety
Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institute of Mental Health, and P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.B.B.S., of Duke University School of Medicine, discuss the use of apps to manage mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Media Advisory: NIMH Experts Available to Discuss Mental Health Concerns Related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Experts from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) are available to speak on a variety of topics related to mental health and the coronavirus pandemic, such as the effects of the pandemic and isolation on those with and without mental illnesses; healthy ways to deal with stress, anxiety, and loneliness; how to talk with children and teens about the coronavirus; and how people can find mental health help and support if they need it. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Introduction to the MRI Scanner
This video describes what it ’ s like to have an MRI as part of your research study. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Supporting Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful – it can be difficult to cope with fear and anxiety, changing daily routines, and a general sense of uncertainty. Taking steps to care for your mental health can help you manage stress. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Webinar: Responding to the Alarm: Addressing Black Youth Suicide
Hear from experts on the alarming rise of black youth suicide and strategies to engage and care for these youth. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Fast-Fail Trial Shows New Approach to Identifying Brain Targets for Clinical Treatments
An innovative NIMH-funded trial shows that a receptor involved in the brain ’ s reward system may be a viable target for treating anhedonia (or lack of pleasure), a key symptom of several mood and anxiety disorders. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anna Mikulak Source Type: news

Audio » Dr. Laura Lewis: Pushing fMRI into New Realms
Dr. Peter Bandettini sits down with Dr. Laura Lewis, an NIMH-supported researcher at Boston University, to discuss her groundbreaking work using fMRI to study the importance of sleep for the brain. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » Coping With Coronavirus: Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety
Each person responds to stress in different ways. In this Director ’ s message, Dr. Gordon talks about managing fear, anxiety, and stress related to the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Blog Post » Piecing Together the Genetic Puzzle of Schizophrenia
In this Director ’ s Message, Dr. Gordon highlights new findings that advance our understanding of how genetic differences contribute to the development of schizophrenia. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Video » Join a Study - Depression, TMS, Psychotherapy and Brain Function
This video describes a National Institute of Mental Health study of talk therapy and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of depression symptoms. Researchers are currently looking for adults ages 18-65 with major depression to participate in this inpatient or outpatient research study that has daily visits for 8 weeks, and then once-monthly visits for 3 months. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Virtual Workshop: Transforming the Practice of Mental Health Care
On April 2, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will host a virtual workshop on Transforming the Practice of Mental Health Care to explore how big data and artificial intelligence can transform care for individuals living with mental illness. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Audio » Dr. Christopher Baker: How does the brain categorize the visual world and change with learning? (NIMH Podcast)
Dr. Christopher Baker, a vision neuroscientist at NIMH, discusses research on how the brain organizes visual input, and how the brain changes with learning. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Webinar: NIH Research Training Opportunities in Global Mental Health
On March 18, 2020, the National Institute of Mental Health is hosting a webinar on research training opportunities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for researchers interested in global mental health. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Twitter Chat » NIMH Facebook Live Event: Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults
In recognition of World Bipolar Day, NIMH is hosting a Facebook Live event on bipolar disorder in adolescents and young adults on Wednesday, March 26, 2020. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Depression Mental Health Minute
Got 60 seconds? Take a mental health minute to learn about depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Suicide Risk Screening Training: How to Use the ASQ to Detect Patients at Risk for Suicide
How to Use the ASQ to Detect Patients at Risk for Suicide - Training Webinar for Nurses (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Neural Signature Identifies People Likely to Respond to Antidepressant Medication
NIH-funded research uses machine learning algorithm to predict individual response to a commonly-prescribed antidepressant. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anna Mikulak Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Assessing Outcomes of Health System Suicide Risk Screening Programs
The goal of this initiative is to support assessment of suicide-related patient outcomes in health systems that implement wider suicide risk screening in their care settings. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » HEAL Supplements to Improve the Treatment and Management of Common Co-Occurring Conditions and Suicide Risk in People Affected by the Opioid Crisis
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in partnership with other NIH Institutes and Offices, proposes to supplement relevant studies to improve the treatment and management of common co-occurring conditions and suicide risk in people affected by the opioid crisis. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Optimizing Multi-Component Service Delivery Interventions for People with Opioid Use Disorder, Co-Occurring Conditions, and/or Suicide Risk (HEAL)
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in partnership with other NIH Institutes and Offices, intends to invite research that will optimize multi-component service delivery interventions for people with opioid use disorder (OUD) and co-occurring conditions, to include suicide risk. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Standards to Define Experiments Related to the BRAIN Initiative
The goal of this concept is to support researchers in the development of standards that describe experimental protocols that are being conducted as part of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies ® (BRAIN) Initiative. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship
This is a re-issue of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies ® (BRAIN) Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) funding opportunity announcement. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news