mental health

Early Childhood Mental Health

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Harvard University

As people develop through childhood, adolescents and into adulthood there are continuous opportunities to lay the foundations of sound mental health. 

Disruptions during this trajectory can have a lasting impact on the way a person develops their sense of self and ability to relate to others and manage everyday life.

Researchers from Harvard University have put together a website and video overview of child development.

Practical Recommendations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders


This presentation will discuss strategies for effectively assessing, conceptualizing, and treating co-morbid eating disorders and substance use disorders. The presentation will begin with a brief review of quantitative and qualitative assessment strategies, followed by a short discussion around case conceptualization.

Factors Associated With Mental Health Outcomes Among Health Care Workers Exposed to Coronavirus Disease 2019

Lai J, Ma S, Wang Y, et al. Factors Associated With Mental Health Outcomes Among Health Care Workers Exposed to Coronavirus Disease 2019. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(3):e203976. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.3976
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Importance: Health care workers exposed to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could be psychologically stressed.

Objective: To assess the magnitude of mental health outcomes and associated factors among health care workers treating patients exposed to COVID-19 in China.

WEBINAR: 'Mental Health Systems' Response to Public Health Emergencies.'

Webinar, United States,

Public health emergencies can render several challenges for mental health facilities' capacity to provide care to the populations they serve. Administrators and providers can take crucial steps to prepare for these emergencies and respond when they occur.

WEBINAR: 'Update on Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) Curriculum'

Webinar, United States,

The Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) developed the Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) curriculum to encourage enhanced resiliency, wellness, and self-management of health and behavioral health in people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Systemic Review of Systemic Reviews Finds Numerous and Diverse Harms with Marijuana Use

Campeny, E., Lopez-Pelayo, H., Niett, D., Blithikioti, C., Oliveras, C., ... Gual, A. (2020). The blind men and the elephant: Systematic review of systematic reviews of cannabis use related health harms. European Neuropsycholopharmacology. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2020.02.003
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Researchers attempted to assess the global harms associated with marijuana use and potentially define risky marijuana use in a systematic review of systematic reviews. Forty-four systematic reviews including over 1053 diverse studies were analyzed, with an average AMSTAR 2 rating of 60.1%, indicating low to moderate quality. Harm was divided into the following three categories: mental health harm, somatic harm, and physical harm.

Alcohol/Drug/Mental Health Information Professionals Conference, April, Washington DC

Join Us! April 21-24, 2020 SALIS (Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists) and AMHL (the Association of Mental Health Librarians) invite you to spend 3 wonderful days in the nation’s capital meeting with & learning from expert ATOD (alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs) and mental health information professionals. Our theme for this year, Capital Ideas: Revolutionary Solutions for Unconventional Times, reflects the changes in the library and information fields, including the need to continue integrating

AADANT Drug and Alcohol Conference 2020

Alice Springs, Australia,

The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies NT will hold their annual Northern Territory drug and alcohol conference April 1-2 in Alice Springs at the DoubleTree Hilton.

There will be two streams at the conference:

ISSUP Kenya @ Mental Health Task Force

On behalf of ISSUP Kenya, I presented our memorandum to the Mental Health Task Force of the Ministry of Health. The task force, which  was set up following a cabinet directive chaired by the President of the Republic of Kenya, seeks to gather public views on challenges and solutions about the state of mental health in the country. As a professional body we advocated for substance use disorders to be treated as a mental health issue and not just a security or moral  issue.