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June 2017 News Listing

Will you lose your mental health coverage?

Please take a moment and send a message to Senate today! The Senate is discussing health reform and may take action soon. They have a decision to make: protect mental health care or make devastating cuts to Medicaid. Medicaid is the foundation of our community mental health system. It is the main provider of mental more

The Smartphone Psychiatrist Frustrated by the failures in his field, Tom Insel, a former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, is now trying to reduce the world’s anguish through the devices in people’s pockets.

Sometime around 2010, about two-thirds of the way through his 13 years at the helm of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)—the world’s largest mental-health research institution—Tom Insel started speaking with unusual frankness about how both psychiatry and his own institute were failing to help the mentally ill. Insel, runner-trim, quietly alert, and constitutionally more

UCLA researchers link genetics, brain morphology to autism, schizophrenia

UCLA researchers discovered that individuals with certain brain structures and genetics are at a higher risk of autism and schizophrenia. The researchers found that certain chromosomal abnormalities can increase individuals’ risk of schizophrenia and autism. These findings could help explain the biology behind these neuropsychiatric disorders and help researchers understand their causes at a cellular more