mental health

World Suicide Prevention Day

Every year on the 10th of September organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide. Close to 800 000 people die by suicide every year. Furthermore, for each suicide, there are more than 20 suicide attempts. Each year has a different theme and focus, to bring to light a specific aspect of suicide prevention. This year, the theme for

ICATT: Indonesian Consortium of Addiction Technology Transfer, SEA-HATTC’s Expansion of New Learning Community, Building Capacity, and Solving the Shortage of Mental Health and Addiction Workforce

Author: Eduardo Renaldo & Eva Suryani Mental health is a global problem. Mental health personnel faces critical challenges in delivery of care particularly in remote areas. Given the uneven knowledge/skill development and geographic spread of regional providers, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as one of the agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services aim to effectively target substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in

Webinar: The South Africa HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Centre: Journey, Impact and Lessons

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The South Africa HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Centre (ATTC) is funded by the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA), and forms part of the group of international ATTC’s, an extension of the US-based domestic ATTC network.

The South Africa HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Centre: Journey, Impact and Lessons

South Africa, South Africa,

The South Africa HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Centre (ATTC) is funded by the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA), and forms part of the group of international ATTC’s, an extension of the US-based domestic ATTC network.

Mental Health and Smoking Cessation

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Brose, L.S., Brown, J. & McNeill, A. Mental health and smoking cessation—a population survey in England. BMC Med 18, 161 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-020-01617-7

Smoking rates among people with a mental health condition are significantly higher than in the general population. 

Research has also found that individuals with mental health issues who smoke are more likely to smoke heavily and extract more nicotine from each cigarette compared to people who smoke who do not have a mental health condition.

Effectiveness of a Brief Lay Counsellor-Delivered, Problem-Solving Intervention for Adolescent Mental Health Problems in Urban, Low-Income Schools in India: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Citation
Michelson, D., Malik, K., Parikh, R., Weiss, H., Doyle, A., Bhat, B., ... & Sharma, R. (2020). Effectiveness of a brief lay counsellor-delivered, problem-solving intervention for adolescent mental health problems: randomised controlled trial in urban, low-income schools in India. Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. ISSN 2352-4642 (Accepted). Lancet Child and Adolescent Health.
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Background

Mental health problems are a leading cause of disability in adolescents worldwide. Problem solving is a well-tested mental health intervention in many populations. We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a brief, transdiagnostic problem-solving intervention for common adolescent mental health problems when delivered by non-specialist school counsellors in New Delhi, India.