Twenty-nine of the first 30 people who testified on the bill said they support it as a way of preventing suicides and homicides.
The executive director of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council said inconsistent access to behavioral health care contributes to the state’s high suicide level.
Whether it’s toddlers mistaking pills for candy or teenagers taking opioids on purpose, the huge rise in access to opioid painkillers has led to more children being poisoned and hospitalized.
Telling your parents you have mental health issues can be tough, even if you are a trained psychotherapist. Add in another culture and there’s even more room for apprehension and misunderstanding.
People were asked to do six 30-minute sessions that included cognitive behavioral therapy and problem-solving therapy. They were less likely to develop major depression than other people at risk.
Although primary care doctors frequently see patients with depression, they typically do less to help those patients manage it than they do for patients with other chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma or congestive heart failure, a recent study found.
Depression is common in women during pregnancy and postpartum, posing risks to both mother and child. More effort is needed to get women screened and treated, a federal advisory panel says.
Since childhood, humor writer Jenny Lawson has struggled with mental health issues. In her latest book, Furiously Happy, she explains what it means to fight back with spiteful happiness.
Infection and autoimmune activity result in inflammation. And many psychiatric researchers think inflammation may play a role in depression and other mental illnesses.
Studies showing that a treatment works are more likely to be published than those with a negative result. So talk therapy and drug therapy for depression are probably less effective than thought.