"England’s Mental Health Experiment: No-Cost Talk Therapy"

A relatively unknown initiative to treat depression, anxiety and other common mental illnesses in England uses open-ended talk therapy, free of charge, at clinics throughout the country. The goa; is to create system of primary care for mental health not just for England but for all of Britain.

Nearly 800 trained through UMMS opioid safe prescribing curriculum, according to AAMC editorial

An editorial published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) states that nearly 800 University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) medical and graduate nursing student, residents and fellows have completed the Opioid Safe-prescribing Training Immersion (OSTI), a curriculum developed by UMMS and other Massachusetts medical schools in response to the opioid crisis.

Prediction of Suicide Ideation and Attempt Among Substance-Using Patients in Primary Care

A study prospectively assessed the incidence and predictors of suicidal ideation and attempt among substance-using patients over 12-months after receiving primary care within seven clinical sites. Results support the need for screening of suicidality among primary care patients who use illicit substances.

Prescription Opioid Use among Adults with Mental Health Disorders in the United States

The relationship between mental health disorders and prescription opioid use was examined in a cross-sectional study of a nationally representative sample. Researchers found that 16 percent of Americans who have mental health disorders receive over half of all opioids prescribed in the United States.