mental illness

Interventions to Integrate Care for People with Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders: A Systematic Scoping Review Protocol

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Richardson A, Richard L, Gunter K, et al Interventions to integrate care for people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders: a systematic scoping review protocol BMJ Open 2019;9:e031122. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031122
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Introduction: People with serious mental illness (SMI) and/or substance use disorders (SUDs) have an elevated risk of premature mortality compared with the general population. This has been attributed to higher rates of chronic illness among these individuals, but also to inequities in healthcare access and treatment. Integrated care has the potential to improve the health of people with SMI/SUDs.

Ancient Philosophers on Mental Illness

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Ahonen, M. (2019). Ancient philosophers on mental illness. History of Psychiatry, 30(1), 3–18. https://doi.org/10.1177/0957154X18803508
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This article explores how the ancient philosophers from Plato to late antiquity understood mental illness. It outlines when, how and in what kind of contexts the phenomenon of mental illness was recognized in the ancient philosophical texts, how mental illness was understood in terms of the body–mind interaction, and how mental disorders of the medical kind were distinguished from non-medical psychic disturbances.

Implementation of a Quit Smoking Programme in Community Adult Mental Health Services

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Burns A, Webb M, Stynes G, O’Brien T, Rohde D, Strawbridge J, Clancy L and Doyle F (2018) Implementation of a Quit Smoking Programme in Community Adult Mental Health Services–A Qualitative Study. Front. Psychiatry 9:670. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00670
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Little is known about the experiences of people with severe mental health difficulties in smoking cessation interventions. This study aimed to review the implementation of a smoking cessation programme across 16 community mental health day services. The aim was to establish the experience from both service user and facilitator perspectives and refine implementation for future groups.

World Mental Health Day 2018

The World Health Organization defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community”. We all experience feeling down, upset, stressed or worried. Fortunately, these feelings tend to pass and we are able to move forward. For many however, these issues develop

SAMHSA Tobacco-Free Recovery Grant 2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Center of Excellence for Tobacco-Free Recovery Grant is now open for applications. Offering up to 5 million USD the grant can be used for a range of projects with the aims to increase awareness, disseminate current research or educate behavioral health providers. The purpose of the grant is to improve health and addition recovery outcomes with the overall goal being to, "establish a national center

New Dataset Made Available from Study of Adolescent Brain Development

In February of 2018 the US National Institute of Health (NIH) released the first dataset from an "unprecedented study of adolescent brain development", the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. The study has, to date, involved more than 7,500 youth and their families. Approximately 30 terabytes of data will be made available to scientists globally which according to the NIH press release equates to a voluminous amount of information about three times the size of

Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioural Health Services

For anyone interested in digital health behaviour interventions this manual from SAMHSA will prove interesting. Exploring how technology-assisted care can be implemented, the value of technology based assessments and the ways in which the use of technology can remove barriers people may face when accessing or seeking treatment. This manual, Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioural Health Services, is aimed at prevention professionals, those involved in planning programmes and project managers. It forms part of

Adapting, Pilot Testing and Evaluating the Kick.it App to Support Smoking Cessation for Smokers with Severe Mental Illness

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Lawn, S., et al. (2018). Adapting, Pilot Testing and Evaluating the Kick.it App to Support Smoking Cessation for Smokers with Severe Mental Illness: A Study Protocol. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 15, 254; doi:10.3390/ijerph15020254
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