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Dr. Gordon talks about NIMH’s commitment to support the development and testing of psychosocial interventions in the greater context of the experimental therapeutics approach to treatment research...Learn More
Dr. Gordon discusses research aimed at identifying the causes of autism spectrum disorder including findings emerging from studies of genetic factors...Learn More
In the second of two messages for Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Gordon talks about NIMH funding of research aimed at developing interventions and services for people across the lifespan with autism spectrum disorder...Learn More
In the first of two messages, Dr. Gordon shares his thoughts on NIMH’s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC), and discusses how we might be able to use big data approaches to enhance this research framework in the future...Learn More
In the second of two director’s messages on RDoC, Dr. Gordon talks about the role of computational psychiatry in the effort to understand the brain processes underlying behavior and mental disorders...Learn More

SAMHSA News Release

Mental and substance use disorders take an enormous toll on Americans’ health, longevity and productivity. Collectively, depression, anxiety and mood disorders have the greatest impact on Americans’ health of any condition, according to claims data from more than 40 million Blue Cross Blue Shield members. Substance use disorders have the fifth greatest impact, while hypertension, […]..Learn More
Our nation’s college campuses are experiencing a surge in demand for mental health services. About 1 in 10 incoming freshmen reports feeling depressed frequently.  The 2015 Annual Report for the Center for Collegiate Mental Health states that the use of college counseling centers grew by 30 percent, even though enrollment only increased by 5 percent. […]..Learn More
Transition planning can improve health and safety outcomes for individuals with behavioral health conditions who are leaving jails and prisons and moving back into the community. Research has shown that the overrepresentation of people with mental and substance use disorders in jails and prisons consistently produces poor outcomes for both the affected people and for […]..Learn More
We need to talk—about depression. The World Health Organization (WHO), has chosen depression as the focus of this year’s World Health Day on April 7, 2017, The theme is “Depression: Let’s Talk.” For years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has encouraged open discussion about mental health through efforts like community conversations. SAMHSA […]..Learn More
April is Alcohol Awareness Month—a time to focus on the prevention, intervention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems across our nation. One place where alcohol has long been a problem is on college campuses. Although college students drink less today, they still consume alcohol at alarming rates. Roughly 58 percent of college students ages 18 to […]..Learn More

NIMH Director's Blog

Dr. Gordon talks about NIMH’s commitment to support the development and testing of psychosocial interventions in the greater context of the experimental therapeutics approach to treatment research...Learn More
Dr. Gordon discusses research aimed at identifying the causes of autism spectrum disorder including findings emerging from studies of genetic factors...Learn More
In the second of two messages for Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Gordon talks about NIMH funding of research aimed at developing interventions and services for people across the lifespan with autism spectrum disorder...Learn More
In the first of two messages, Dr. Gordon shares his thoughts on NIMH’s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC), and discusses how we might be able to use big data approaches to enhance this research framework in the future...Learn More
In the second of two director’s messages on RDoC, Dr. Gordon talks about the role of computational psychiatry in the effort to understand the brain processes underlying behavior and mental disorders...Learn More

Mental Health America's Advocacy Network Alerts

Take Action to Save Mental Health Reforms being repealed by the American Health Care Act!..Learn More
Tell Your Governor To Stop Congress From Repealing Mental Health Reforms..Learn More
Alert following House Rules Committee action on the MacArthur Amendment to AHCA..Learn More
Pushing engagement of Congress during Recess/district work period over the Memorial holiday..Learn More
Engage your Senators by asking them to protect Medicaid and Essential Health Benefits in health care reform legislation..Learn More