RECENT NIMH NEWS & INFORMATION

NIMH Director on CNN
NIMH Director Dr. Thomas Insel’s recent Washington Journal interview on C-SPAN: http://www.c-span.org/video/?325684-3/washington-journal-national-institute-mental-health-director-dr-thomas-insel. During the interview, Dr. Insel talked about Mental Health Awareness Month and advances being made in mental health research. 

For those that missed it, last week’s NIMH Google+ Hangout on first episode psychosis is archived on the NIMH YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJuy7E4RC6g

NIMH grantee John Kane, M.D., Vice President for Behavioral Health Services of the North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System and Chairman of Psychiatry at The Zucker Hillside Hospital, answered questions from participants about early psychosis, including signs and treatment. Dr. Kane leads the RAISE Early Treatment Program – one of the two research teams that make up the NIMH-funded RAISE study.

 COUNTERFEIT DRUGS - LEARN TO STAY SAFE

"Counterfeit drugs are brought into the US by patients and even sometimes healthcare professionals who go shopping online to try and save money but choose unlicensed pharmacies. If you, or someone you know is thinking about shopping online for medication, learn how they can stay safe with the Partnership for Safe Medicines publication, "Save Money Safely On Your Prescriptions From Online Pharmacies" 

http://www.safemedicines.org 

SUICIDE:

The NIMH video highlighting research strategies of suicide prevention is now available:
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/media/video/nimh-director-talks-with-nimh-researcher-about-the-high-priority-research-strategies-of-suicide-prevention.shtml

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
. If you missed the launch, you can view the archived webcast on the Surgeon General’s website: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/national-strategy-suicide-prevention/index.html

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