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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Detained Youth

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Mental Health,Youth

Incarcerated youth die by suicide at a rate two to three times higher than that of youth in the general population.  This report studies suicide as it pertains to youth and jail and offers directions for further research.  From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention


Use of Selected Nonmedication Mental Health Services by Adolescent Boys and Girls with Serious Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties: United States, 2010-2012

Categories: Mental Health,Statistics,Youth

Describes differences between boys and girls in the use of nonmedication mental health services in various school and non-school settings among adolescents aged 12-17 with serious emotional or behavioral difficulties.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Prevalence of Incontinence Among Older Americans

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Presents national estimates of incontinence among persons 65 and over by sociodemographic characteristics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey

Provides estimates for 15 selected health measures and trends from 1997 through 2012 for comparison.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Science/Technology


Presents findings and recommendations from an NIH working group to promote the Brain Research  Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN)  initiative, including the scientific background and rationale for the initiative as a whole and for each of seven major goals described in the report.  Calls for $4.5 billion in federal spending on research over the next 12 years.   From the National Institutes of Health


Expenditures for Treatment of Mental Health Disorders Among Children, Ages 5-17, 2009-2011

Categories: Children,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

During the study period, an annual average of 9.3% of U.S. children received some type of treatment for mental health at an annual average expenditure $10.9 billion.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Crisis Services: Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Funding Strategies

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Mental Health

Surveys the strategies used by various states in the provision of crisis services for those suffering from psychiatric emergencies and  how those services are paid for.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Virginia’s Mental Health System: How It Has Evolved and What Remains to be Improved

Categories: Mental Health,Virginia Issues

In the wake of the Creigh Deed’s incident in 2013 and the legislature’s response in the 2014 session, this report assesses the unmet needs of Virginia’s mental health system. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


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