National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.
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NIMH » Health Topics
(9 days ago) The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders, offers basic information on mental disorders, a range of related topics, and the latest mental health research. It is not the intention of NIMH to provide specific medical advice, but rather to
NIMH » One Year In: COVID-19 and Mental Health
(2 days ago) The mental health impacts of COVID-19 continue. From all that we know, it is clear these impacts will outlive the pandemic itself. Therefore, it is crucial that we work together to apply evidence-based strategies to support the mental health needs of all Americans and to make these strategies broadly available, especially in vulnerable communities.
NIMH » Caring for Your Mental Health
(9 days ago) Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, act, make choices, and relate to others. Mental health is more than the absence of a mental illness—it’s essential to your overall health and quality of life. Self-care can play a role in
NIMH » Mental Health Medications
(5 days ago) This health topic webpage is intended to provide basic information about mental health medications. It is not a complete source for all medications available and should not be used as a guide for making medical decisions. Information about medications changes frequently.
NIMH » Research
(4 days ago) The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders, supporting research that aims to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research.
NIMH » Substance Use and Co-Occurring Mental Disorders
(1 days ago) Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a mental illness better known as “substance use disorder.” In 2014, 20.2 million adults in the U.S. had a substance use disorder and 7.9 million had both a substance use disorder and another mental illness.
NIMH » Stakeholder Engagement
(7 days ago) The meeting featured three presentations from National Institutes of Health (NIH) staff who spoke about ongoing mental health research initiatives, a brief discussion panel with these presenters, and an hour-long question-and-answer session with Dr. Joshua Gordon, Director of NIMH, outlining NIMH’s new outreach approach to increase public
NIMH » Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
(5 days ago) Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to
NIMH » What is Telemental Health
(1 days ago) Telemental health is the use of telecommunications or videoconferencing technology to provide mental health services. It is sometimes referred to as telepsychiatry or telepsychology. Research suggests that telemental health services can be effective for many people, including, but not limited to
NIMH » Glossary
(7 days ago) SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
A Coloring & Activity Book
(2 days ago) The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research . on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s largest medical research agency. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
NIMH » 5 Things You Should Know About Stress
(5 days ago) Talk to your health care provider or a health professional. Don’t wait for your health care provider to ask about your stress. Start the conversation and get proper health care for existing or new health problems. Effective treatments can help if your stress is affecting your relationships or …
NIMH » Mental Illness
(1 days ago) The NSDUH defines mental health services as having received inpatient treatment/counseling or outpatient treatment/counseling or having used prescription medication for problems with emotions, nerves, or mental health. In 2019, among the 13.1 million adults with SMI, 8.6 million (65.5%) received mental health treatment in the past year.
NIMH » Digital Global Mental Health Program
(6 days ago) This program supports research on the development, testing, implementation, and cost effectiveness of digital mental health technology that are appropriate for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It supports highly innovative digital mental health technology research for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of mental disorders.
NIMH Director’s Statement: Our Commitment to Ending
(8 days ago) I stand with NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and his commitment to dismantling structural racism in biomedical research (read the full statement).Structural racism has a profound negative impact on public health and permeates systems and institutions throughout the country.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
(6 days ago) A health care provider—such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, or clinical social worker—who has experience helping people with mental illnesses can determine whether symptoms meet the criteria for PTSD. To be diagnosed with PTSD, an adult must have all of the following for .
NIMH » Shareable Resources on Eating Disorders
(7 days ago) Your Health is More Important. Your health is more important than this number. Eating disorders are serious medical illnesses that can affect a person’s physical and mental health; in some cases, they can be life-threatening. Know the signs and symptoms. https://go.usa.gov/xvqsz #shareNIMH. Share Text & …
(7 days ago) health care provider have decided it is time to stop the medication, the health care provider will help her to decrease the dose slowly and safely. To find the latest information about antidepressants, talk to a health care provider and visit this U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) webpage on the use of medications during and after pregnancy:
NIMH » Coping with Traumatic Events
(8 days ago) Mental health conditions can be treated. If you or someone you know needs help, talk with your health care provider. For tips for getting the most out of the visit, see NIMH's Taking Control of Your Mental Health: Tips for Talking with Your Health Care Provider.
NIMH » My Mental Health: Do I Need Help
(7 days ago) This fact sheet presents information about how to assess your mental health and determine if you need help. It provides examples of mild and severe symptoms, as well as self-care activities and options for professional help.
NIMH » Suicide
(9 days ago) Suicide is a major public health concern. Suicide is among the leading causes of death in the United States. Based on recent nationwide surveys, suicide in some populations is on the rise. Definitions. Suicide is defined as death caused by self-directed injurious behavior with …
NIMH » Health Stigma and Discrimination: A Global, Cross
(4 days ago) The health stigma and discrimination framework differs from many other models in that it does not distinguish the stigmatized from the stigmatizer. The absence of this dichotomy is really intentional as we seek to challenge the us versus them distinction that enables people to set others apart as different from the norm, which is a key
(7 days ago) The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) is an online portal, data sharing platform and customized search engine for neuroscience-related data, tools, literature and web sites. It is the largest source of neuroscience information on the web. NCBI Resource Guide (Including Genome Assemblies and
My Mental Health: Do I Need Help
(7 days ago) My Mental Health: Do I Need Help? Author: National Institute of Mental Health Subject: This fact sheet presents information about how to assess your mental health and determine if you need help. It provides examples of mild and severe symptoms, as well as self-care activities and options for …
NIMH » Using Mobile Technology to Improve Care for Teens
(Just Now) The health care provider and participant can then decide the best approach to managing depressive symptoms as part of the follow-up visit. The researchers will examine whether MoodRing leads to improvements in teens’ mental health care by measuring their symptoms and adherence to …
NIMH » The Economics of Health Care Reform
(9 days ago) Mental health economic researchers meet regularly to discuss the most relevant findings of their studies and the research currently in progress. At this year’s Biennial Research Conference on the Economics of Mental Health, participants focused on the challenges associated with health care reform and mental health care financing.
NIMH » About RDoC
(3 days ago) RDoC is a research framework for investigating mental disorders. It integrates many levels of information (from genomics and circuits to behavior and self-report) to explore basic dimensions of functioning that span the full range of human behavior from normal to abnormal.
NIMH » Job Vacancy Announcement
(4 days ago) A Health Scientist Administrator will manage a portfolio of activities. It is very likely that those activities will include participation in the NIH BRAIN Initiative. Experience in the following areas is preferred: informatics, MRI imaging technology, or technology relevant to understanding and manipulating cells and circuits in the brain.
NIMH » Depression
(4 days ago) Chronic Illness and Mental Health: Recognizing and Treating Depression: This brochure provides information about depression and mental health for people living with chronic illnesses, including children and adolescents. It discusses symptoms, risk factors and treatment options.
NIMH » Minority Mental Health Research Program
(1 days ago) Mental health disparities remain a persistent public health issue in the United States, particularly for underserved populations such as racial and ethnic minorities, sexual and gender minorities, individuals from lower socioeconomic strata, or those residing in rural or frontier geographic areas.
NIMH » Publications » Easy to Read Publications
(6 days ago) This brochure provides information about depression and mental health for people living with chronic illnesses, including children and adolescents. It discusses symptoms, risk factors, treatment options, and presents resources to find help for yourself or someone else. En español
(7 days ago) your mental health. Your doctor may also talk to you about the possibility of seeing a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist, counselor, psychologist, or therapist. These practitioners can diagnose and treat depression and other mental disorders. How is Depression Treated? Depression is usually treated with psychotherapy
Shareable Resources on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
(5 days ago) Mental health is an important part of overall health for children and adolescents. Many adults with mental disorders had symptoms that were not recognized or addressed in childhood or adolescence. Help raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and early diagnosis and treatment by sharing information and materials based
NIMH » Shareable Resources on Coping with COVID-19
(1 days ago) Mental Health Matters. Your mental health matters. Mental health is just as important as physical health. Good mental health helps you cope with stress and can improve your quality of life. Get tips and resources from NIMH to help take care of your mental health. https://go.usa.gov/xH5QU #shareNIMH. Share Text & Image
Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms
(6 days ago) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides this online resource for locating mental health treatment facilities and programs. The Mental Health Treatment Locator section of the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator lists facilities providing mental health services to persons with mental illness.
NIMH » Funding Opportunities for CGMHR
(1 days ago) Global Mental Health Research Specific focus on global populations and mental health: None at this time. Focus on global populations or issues, including mental health: PAR-18-242 Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
NIMH » Child and Adolescent Mental Health
(3 days ago) Mental health is an important part of overall health for children as well as adults. For many adults who have mental disorders, symptoms were present—but often not recognized or addressed—in childhood and adolescence. For a young person with symptoms of a mental disorder, the earlier treatment
Social Media at NIMH
(3 days ago) Suicide is a growing public health concern. One of the top priorities at NIMH is to conduct research aimed at reversing the increasing national suicide rate. The goal of NIMH’s efforts is not only to identify at-risk individuals but to help them to improve their quality of life and to prevent
NIMH » Brief Suicide Prevention Interventions in Acute
(5 days ago) Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and rates of suicide have been rising in each of the last 15 years. Research has shown that more than one-third of people who die by suicide had a health care encounter in the week before their death, and half within a month before their death.Because of this, health care organizations are well positioned to provide suicide
NIMH » Shareable Resources on Suicide Prevention
(9 days ago) Suicide is a major public health concern. More than 48,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States; it is the 10th leading cause of death overall.Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. For more information on suicide prevention, visit our health topic page or download our brochures.. Help raise awareness by sharing resources that help others recognize the
NIMH » Mental Health and Rural America: Challenges and
(1 days ago) This presentation provided an overview of mental health in non-metropolitan areas of the united states, looking at the critical issues facing rural residents and their systems of care. There is not “one rural America,” and the session provided examples of unique responses to the challenges of serving rural communities.
NIMH » Using Simulation to Evaluate Social Determinants of
(9 days ago) Modern research techniques, like simulation testing, can lead to efficient and effective intervention design among people with mental illness by giving us an indication of what might work. In this webinar we: (1) presented some of the evidence for addressing social determinants; (2)used simulations to test the potential of improving income, education, and employment to improve mental health
NIMH » Autism in Adults
(7 days ago) Dr. Joshua Gordon (JG): Hi. I'm Dr. Joshua Gordon, director of the National Institute of Mental Health at the National Institutes of Health. The NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. In this podcast, we recognize research advancements in the study of autism spectrum disorder.
WHAT IS GAD
(6 days ago) Health . n. Finances. n. The health and well-being of their children. n. Being late. n. Completing household chores and other responsibilities Both children and adults with GAD may experience physical symptoms that make it hard to function and that interfere with daily life. Symptoms may get better or worse at different times, and they are