This Guide to Long-acting Medications (LAMs) is a Call to Action for psychiatrists, other clinicians and behavioral health organizations to increase the use of LAMs (more sensitive language as injectables may arouse a negative reaction), which are also known as long-acting antipsychotic medications (LAAs) and long-acting injectables (LAIs).
If you believe you or someone in your life may be suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to speak to a counselor, or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org. The Lifeline is confidential, free, and available 24/7 across the United States. Crisis Centers are Critical In 2018, the National Council for Behavioral Health and […]
In the midst of the opioid epidemic, communities across the country face increased demands for prevention and substance use services. The CDC reports that: Young adult’s heroin use more than doubled in the past decade. More than 90 percent of people who use heroin also use at least one other drug. 45 percent of people who use […]
Did You Know? More than 50% of patients with terminal cancer have at least one psychiatric disorder. Individuals with a mental illness may develop cancer at a 2.6 times higher rate on account of late stage diagnosis and inadequate treatment and screenings. Individuals with a mental illness have a higher rate of fatality due to […]
In the midst of the opioid epidemic, communities across the country face increased demands for prevention and substance use services. Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999 (CDC, 2016). In 2014 there were more than 14,000 deaths involving prescription opioids (an increase in this category of 693 since 2013), equivalent to about 40 […]
The lack of early treatment interventions available for persons that experience psychosis often leads to individuals living with a lifetime of disability. Through the promise of early intervention for psychosis treatments, individuals with psychosis are much more able to live healthy and productive lives—at school, at work, and at home.