Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Mental Health

  • Broken Places explores why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. Producer/Director Roger Weisberg revisited some of the abused and neglected children he profiled decades ago in order to dramatically illustrate how early trauma shaped their lives as adults. Broken Places interweaves these longitudinal narratives with poignant observations from a few nationally renowned experts to help viewers better understand the devastating impact of childhood adversity as well as the inspiring characteristics of resilience.

  • A NIHCM Foundation Journalism Grant will support in-depth reporting to advance understanding of the mental health needs of LGBTQ teens through reporting on the personal, familial and financial toll to be placed in a variety of local and national outlets.

  • Mental health conditions are relatively common, affecting 1 in 5 adults as well as 1 in 5 youth aged 13 to 18.

  • LGBTQ+ individuals face health disparities linked to stigma and discrimination. This webinar explored approaches to increase access to inclusive care to close these gaps.

  • A keystone piece of a statewide media partnership called #BreakingTheSilence, which is now in its second year, this reporting project will explore innovative, community-led approaches to suicide prevention with national significance.

  • The third part in our Defying Despair series delved deeper into the data on suicides and explored a range of initiatives designed to prevent suicide in different communities.

  • A keystone piece of a statewide media partnership, this reporting project will investigate persistently high suicide rates in Oregon and the West, what can be done, and the implications for the increasing national suicide rate.

  • Using all-payer claims data from four diverse states, this study will identify patient, hospital and market characteristics associated with the receipt of timely follow-up mental health care after a hospitalization or an emergency department visit related to mental illness, and it will investigate whether such care affects patient outcomes or health spending. Findings can inform efforts of payers, providers and communities to improve follow-up care for this vulnerable and potentially expensive patient population.

  • This radio series on the loneliness epidemic will feature interviews with former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and other experts to describe the problem; investigate the causes of loneliness, including the role of technology; explain the medical and mental consequences; share personal experiences of the chronically lonely; and discuss solutions.

  • Schools play an important role in screening for student health and providing critical support, but they often lack the capacity to best serve all students in need.

  • From childhood to advanced age, LGBT people face health disparities like higher risk of suicide and social isolation and higher rates of tobacco use.

  • This Data Insights highlights the risk factors associated with loneliness and explores its impact on health, as well as strategies to combat loneliness.

  • Nearly half of adults who died by suicide visited a primary care physician within a month before their deaths, according to an influential study. Primary care is on the front lines facing behavioral health crises like suicide and opioid abuse, yet studies show that primary care providers often lack the time and resources to treat mental health and substance use disorders. This webinar explored ways to bridge the gap between primary care and behavioral health care.

  • Mental illness has become more common over the last decade, particularly among 18-25 year-olds. This Data Insights looks at trends in mental health and their implications for the future.

  • Though recent trends are concerning, suicide is preventable with treatment and support.

  • To address mental illness, leaders are focusing on social determinants and integration of behavioral and physical health care through primary care providers.

  • Schools play an important role in screening for mental health issues but often lack the capacity to serve all of their students.

  • Recovery coaches help patients with substance use disorder by serving as a personal guide from treatment through recovery.

  • This webinar explored cross-sector strategies to prevent teen substance and suicide, as well as the role of school-based health services in providing behavioral health care.

  • One in five Americans say they feel lonely or socially isolated–and this lack of meaningful social connections can have life threatening consequences. This webinar explored strategies for addressing loneliness across age groups and considered its effect on health.

  • Mental illness is increasingly common among young people but many are not receiving the treatment that they need. This Data Insights explores current trends in youth mental health and opportunities to improve outcomes.