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New NIMH Strategic Plan Paves the Way for Advances in Mental Health Research

May 20, 2020 • Press Release

The Strategic Plan for Research advances the Institute’s mission and helps guide future mental health research efforts...

Therapy Delivered Electronically More Effective Than Face to Face

July 8, 2020 — In this evidence review, researchers identified 17 randomized control trials comparing therapist-supported cognitive behavioral therapy delivered electronically to face to face cognitive behavioral …

These Are Challenging Times — Here’s How To Get Free Mental Health Assistance 

Posted on Jun 07 2020
NAMI mentioned

As millions of people around the world are protesting police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to sweep the nation. Many people are experiencing increased levels of stress and anxiety as a result. “The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored,” Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., CEO of NAMI said in a statement May 29. And a new survey from the CDC confirms what many people have felt throughout the Covid-19 crisis: the pandemic is affecting our mental health in significant ways.

‘You Are Not Alone’: The Pandemic Is Causing Increased Anxiety. Here’s How To Get Help 

Posted on Jun 22 2020
Desert Sun: CA [USA Today Network]
NAMI mentioned

A secondary health challenge is sweeping the country due to a domino effect from the coronavirus pandemic, anti-racism protests and a recession: increased bouts of depression and anxiety. Calls from across the nation to the NAMI helpline increased 65% between March and June. “The data tells us that people were experiencing high levels of anxiety and depression,” said Dawn Brown, NAMI director of community engagement. “They were reaching out for information around treatment and resources, but nearly all needed support, reassurance and encouragement.” Common early indicators of depression are changes in sleep and/or appetite, Brown said. “Anytime a person’s daily life is being affected in a negative way, they should consider what’s changed,” Brown added.

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