APA Trustee-at-Large Anita Everett, M.D., representing APA at the briefing, says that meaningfully addressing suicide prevention requires involvement beyond traditional clinical settings.
National suicide prevention strategies, improved surveillance, restricting access to means, and health care services that include suicide prevention could lessen the worldwide toll of suicide.
The David A. Mrazek Memorial Lecture in Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics will honor a pioneer in using genetic data to personalize drug treatments for mental illness.
An APA work group has created two toolkits that explain the opportunities and risks under Medicaid, with suggestions on how to address these challenges via collaborative, issue-focused advocacy.
The mental health needs of survivors, families, and health workers are already apparent in the midst of the Ebola outbreak, but resources are limited.
The troubling rates of suicide attempts and completed suicides among middle-aged adults generate calls for intensive preventive interventions with this population.
APA and the AMA maintain that the performance thresholds and timeline for meeting meaningful use criteria are too rigid to account for variability in physician practices.
Tackling Alaska’s mental health service problems means confronting social and economic issues in a very big state.
The mental health workforce in rural areas may get a needed boost from programs such as one underway in New Mexico.
The American Heart Association will not support e-cigarettes as a primary smoking cessation aid due to their lack of demonstrated efficacy.
Psychiatrist Loree Sutton, M.D., new head of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs in New York, vows to provide veterans with the best services available to help them transition successfully to civilian life.
An intervention based on the IMPACT model was adapted for teens, using age-appropriate education materials and an “engagement” session with the adolescent and his or her parent.
Higher costs incurred by detainees participating in mental health courts may mask other benefits of these diversion programs.
A long list of improvements to ensure that patients receive quality care leads the federal government to end civil-rights monitoring of Washington, D.C.’s historic psychiatric hospital.
For many uninsured or publicly insured women, the only contact they may have with a health care provider occurs when they are going to have a baby.