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Category : Bipolar Disorders

Quitting Smoking: Still a Major Challenge for People with Mental Illness

Cigarette smoking has remained “alarmingly high” among individuals with mental illness, and the disparity of smoking rates between those with and without mental illness is growing, according to a new study published in Psychiatric Services.

Telepsychiatry: Advances and Challenges

The use of telepsychiatry is increasing in the primary care settings, including pediatrician’s offices, and in schools where psychiatrists or other mental health professionals can collaborate with teachers and other school staff.

Losing a Sibling to Suicide

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time for mental health advocates and professionals, survivors, allies and community members to raise awareness, share resources and work to prevent suicide.

National Recovery Month 2017: Focusing on Access to Care in Rural Areas

September is National Recovery Month, sponsored annually by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Recovery Month is intended to raise awareness of mental health and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover.

School-based Mental Health Programs Proving Effective

Just as children across the country head back to school, new research shows that the growing number of school-based mental health programs are effective in helping students.