To keep you better informed about some of the biggest news and developments concerning behavioral and mental health, below are 10 of the most significant reports published in August. Highlights include stories on global mental illness, parental concerns, mental health parity, traumatic brain injury and cigarettes.
A study showed that about half of the world's population "can expect to develop" at least one type of mental disorder by the time they are 75 years old.
A national poll showed parents' biggest health concerns for their children involve technology and its impact on mental health.
3. Emergency Physicians, Emergency Nurses, and Pediatricians Call for Strategies to Improve Care for Children, Adolescents Seeking Urgent Help for Mental, Behavioral Health Concerns
The American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians and Emergency Nurses Association joined to provide recommendations for management of mental and behavioral health care in emergency departments.
Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, issued a statement praising the release of the recent proposed rule designed to improve access to mental health and substance use disorder services.
Research revealed that registered nurses, social workers and other behavioral health workers, as well as those in healthcare support, are at significantly greater risk for drug overdose death compared to non-healthcare workers.
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Results of a survey of large employers found that of all the pandemic's impacts on employer-sponsored health plans, none are as widespread as declining mental health.
Research suggested children and adolescents who have been physically assaulted are nearly twice as likely as their peers to develop mental illness after the assault — and the risk is even higher in the first year after an incident.
A study revealed that among military veterans who die by suicide, those who experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during service take their lives more than 20% sooner after deployment than those without a TBI history.
A study showed that American spending on mental health with private insurance surged during the pandemic — an increase in demand that correlates to a growing mental health crisis.
A study reveals a direct link between smoking and the increased risk of hospitalization for mental illness by 250%.