Psychology & Psychiatry

How does 988 work?

Help for a mental health crisis is now just three digits away: 9-8-8.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Five years after water crisis, 1 in 5 Flint residents has PTSD

Data from the largest mental health survey of the Flint, Michigan community indicate that one in five adults, or roughly 13,600 people, were estimated to have clinical depression, and one in four, or 15,000 people, were estimated ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Nearly one tenth of the US population reports having depression

Increases in depression without commensurate increases in treatment are widespread, reports a study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and City University of New York. In 2020, past 12‒month ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

What to watch for: Warning signs of suicidal thoughts

The pandemic has increased general awareness and promotion of mental health; however, roughly 46,000 Americans die by suicide each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This translates to ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New 988 suicide hotline sees increase in calls for help

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched a new suicide hotline using just the numbers 988 in July, and now new data shows calls climbed 45% compared to the same time last year.

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