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Archive: June 2015

Health Care’s Role in Ending Homelessness

June 19, 2015 | Population Health | Treatment | Comments

Hannah Coen

Communications Associate, NCBH

Every night 580,000 people will experience homelessness, and more than 84,000 people will live through chronic or long-term homelessness because of a mental illness, physical disability or addiction. Traditional medical care is not enough to care for a population disconnected from health care and social networks. Reducing these numbers takes trust and collaboration between people […]

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Treating and Preventing Suicidal Behavior: Four Ways to Deliver More Effective Services

June 16, 2015 | Suicide | Treatment | Comments

Dr. Jane Pearson, National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Brian Ahmedani, Henry Ford Health System, Colleen Carr, MPH, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating and preventing suicidal behavior. That is why it’s important to understand a variety of research-based strategies that can help you most effectively serve your patients’ unique needs.   1) Train Providers Research shows that clinicians are likely to come in contact with individuals at risk for suicide over […]

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