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Substance Use and Mental Health Estimates from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Overview of Findings

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Mental Health,Statistics

Examines the connection between substance use disorders and mental health problems.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative

Categories: Births/Deaths,Mental Health,United Nations

Offers a global knowledge base on suicide and suicide attempts.  Also presents strategies for countries to prevent suicides.  From the World Health Organization


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


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