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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
Dr. Gordon relates highlights of summer scientific meetings...Learn More

SAMHSA News Release

Opioid use disorder is one of the most serious public health challenges facing our nation, affecting nearly 2.4 million Americans in 2015. Unfortunately, many who need treatment are not receiving it. Giving people access to information on treatment options could be the first step to entering treatment and recovery.  One of these treatment approaches is […]..Learn More
One in five children in the U.S. experience a serious mental disorder at some point during their youth, and research shows that about 50 percent of all mental illnesses that happen in adulthood can emerge by age 14.  With so many families needing answers about youth mental health, it can be a challenge to know […]..Learn More
The United States had seen decades of continually declining mortality rates, as advances in health care and safety have allowed us to live longer. This century, however, mortality rates among certain demographic and socioeconomic groups have increased. A recent study attributes this uptick to what the authors call “deaths of despair,” which are drug and […]..Learn More
In the United States, non-medical prescription opioid use is a major public health concern. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that opioids, including prescription medications and heroin, killed more than 30,000 Americans in 2015. Almost half of those deaths involved prescription medication. To address this crisis, states have exercised a number of […]..Learn More
Over the past 25 years, CMHS has worked to develop and implement behavioral health treatment, prevention, and recovery support programs for Americans with mental disorders and addictions.  Our work will soon get a bigger boost with the appointment of child and adolescent psychiatrist, Justine Larson, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.S. as our new Senior Medical Advisor. Dr. […]..Learn More

NIMH Director's Blog

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
Dr. Gordon relates highlights of summer scientific meetings...Learn More

Mental Health America's Advocacy Network Alerts

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