Mental health

Early Childhood Mental Health

Created by
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

Webinar,
Description

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

Citation
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
Publication Date

Abstract

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: '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.

The COVID-19 Outbreak and Psychiatric Hospitals in China: Managing Challenges through Mental Health Service Reform

Citation
Xiang, Y. T., Zhao, Y. J., Liu, Z. H., Li, X. H., Zhao, N., Cheung, T., & Ng, C. H. (2020). The COVID-19 outbreak and psychiatric hospitals in China: managing challenges through mental health service reform. Int J Biol Sci, 16(10), 1741-1744.
Publication Date

Abstract

Heavy Cannabis Use, Dependence and the Brain

Citation
Kroon, E., Kuhns, L., Hoch, E., and Cousijn, J. ( 2020) Heavy cannabis use, dependence and the brain: a clinical perspective. Addiction, 115: 559– 572. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14776.

Although cannabis use disorder (CUD) is one of the most common substance use disorders (SUDs), the impact of CUD on the brain remains unclear and understudied.

In a recent article, published in Addiction journal, researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Ludwig Maximilan University have brought together the existing research on the relationship between heavy cannabis use, cannabis use disorder (CUD) and the brain.

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:

Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Regular Use and Mental Health

Published by
CCSA

Cannabis is one of the most widely used psychoactive substances in Canada.

The complex relationship between cannabis use and mental disorders has garnered significant attention as a public health issue

This is the first in a series of reports, published by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), that reviews the effects of cannabis use on various aspects of human functioning and development.

Alcohol Use, Alcohol Dependence and Mental Health Conditions

Published by
WHO

Several key risk factors for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have been identified, including the harmful use of alcohol.

Half the world’s population drinks alcohol, and harmful alcohol use is the third leading cause of ill health and premature death globally. WHO’s European Region is the region with the highest levels of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm.