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Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed ESHB 2315 into law in March 2014, making Washington the first state to require suicide risk assessment, management, and treatment training for doctors and nurses. The law also creates a novel method to pilot-test a psychiatric telephone consultation line and calls for a system for regional care coordination that doctors and nurses can use for patients who need care from mental health professionals.
Primary Care May be Path to More Effective Suicide Prevention
Wbur's Common Health. Published February 25, 2014.
A national study suggests there may be opportunities through primary care doctors, and other specialists, to more accurately identify people at risk for suicide.
Low-Income Schools See Big Benefits in Teaching Mindfulness
KQED.org. Published January 17, 2014.
Read how a group of schools in Richmond, California, applied mindfulness practice to help behaviorally dysregulated children and watch their heartwarming video.
Depressed? Anxious? Give ‘mindfulness meditation’ a Go, Say Scientists
Wired.co.uk. Published January 07, 2014.
Quotes Madhav Goyal, MD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as saying, "… in our study, meditation appeared to provide as much relief from some anxiety and depression symptoms as other studies have found from antidepressants."
Mindfulness Meditation Can Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression
NPR. Published January 07, 2014.
Meditation does help manage anxiety, depression and pain, according to the 47 studies analyzed in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Mindfulness Meditation Helps With Mild Anxiety and Depression, Finds Review
Science 2.0. Published January 06, 2014.
Johns Hopkins University research suggests that about 30 minutes of daily meditation may improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, without medication.
The Mindful Revolution
Time Magazine Published February 03, 2014.
The February issue of Time Magazine looks into the growing evidence suggesting clear benefits of mindfulness and the science of finding focus in a stressed-out, multitasking culture.
Therapy Targets Teens At Risk Of Suicide
The Cork News. Published January 2014.
Pockets of Ireland with high rates of suicide are being targeted with DBT, piloted in Cork by Daniel Flynn. Mr. Flynn stated that he hoped the therapy will eventually be available to all mental health services.
Programme to Reduce Suicide, Self-harm
Irish Health. Published January 2014.
Dr. Linehan traveled to Ireland for a week-long training of Irish mental health professionals. The first DBT programme run by Daniel Flynn was established in Cork in 2010. In its first year, an evaluation of the programme showed a reduction in the incidence of self-harm, a reduction in ED visits and hospital admissions, and a reduction in BPD symptoms and depression.
The Most Popular Kinds Of Psychotherapy – And Why You Should Try One
Huffington Post. Published December 2013.
While more than 40 million adults in the United States have received some form of mental health treatment, many still have no experience of a therapy environment. This guide from the Huffington Post provides the “need-to-know information” for common kinds of therapies, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Why Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Students’ Learning
KQED.org. Published September 12, 2013.
This article looks at the fundamental role that social and emotional well-being play in the attainment of academic outcomes.