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Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: America’s Hidden Mental Health Crisis – Alisa Roth and Phil Andrews

One of the most horrific—and least acknowledged—effects of mass incarceration is the epidemic of mental illness in our jails and prisons. On June 13, 2019, Alisa Roth, journalist and author of Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness, will explain how this happened—and how we can fix it. Phil Andrews is the Director of Crime Prevention Initiatives for the State’s Attorney’s Office of Montgomery County, Maryland. In January 2016, a Task Force chaired by Andrews released a report unanimously recommending the establishment of mental health courts at the Circuit and District levels to divert people who commit low-level crimes as a product of mental illness into treatment and services and away from prosecution and incarceration....

June 12, 2019June 22, 2019by
Scientific Meeting » NIMH Director to Host Facebook Live on Suicide Prevention
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Scientific Meeting » NIMH Director to Host Facebook Live on Suicide Prevention

In recognition of Suicide Prevention week in September, NIMH is hosting a Facebook live event on Friday, September 14th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET, with NIMH Director Dr. Joshua Gordon and Dr. Jane Pearson, chair of the Suicide Research Consortium in NIMH’s Division of Services and Intervention Research....

August 22, 2018August 22, 2018by
Blog Post » Mental Health Research—Diversity Matters
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Blog Post » Mental Health Research—Diversity Matters

In recognition of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Dr. Gordon highlights efforts within the NIMH research portfolio to address disparities in mental health and access to care. ...

July 27, 2018July 27, 2018by
Science News » NIMH Releases Updates to its RDoC Framework
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Science News » NIMH Releases Updates to its RDoC Framework

The Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) is a dynamic and continually developing framework for studying mental disorders. Now, the RDoC Unit has unveiled changes to the RDoC framework–a reorganization of content within the Positive Valence domain....

June 28, 2018June 28, 2018by