NIMH Update

NIMH Update

Prepared by NIMH’s Office of Constituency Relations and Public Liaison, the Update provides the latest mental health-related science news, resources, and grant opportunities available from across Federal government. The Update is delivered via e-mail twice a month and compiles:

  • new research findings of interest;
  • Federal grant opportunities;
  • Federal calls for public input;
  • materials, reports, and other tools that help targeted audiences gain a better understanding of mental illnesses; and
  • Federal government mental health related meetings, conferences, and online presentations.

See content summaries and links to recent issues below. Visit the archives on the NIMH website to view previous issues.

NIMH Update January, 2019

  • Hyperconnectivity in a brain circuit may predict psychosis
  • Studies support use of team-based care for early psychosis
  • Dynamic associations among motor activity, sleep, energy, and mood could suggest new focus for depression treatment
  • 2,000 human brains yield clues to how genes raise risk for mental illnesses: AI model improves prediction 6-fold
  • New pathways for implementing universal suicide risk screening in healthcare settings: model could help hospitals better identify and aid youth at risk for suicide
  • ABCD study completes enrollment, announces opportunities for scientific engagement
  • FDA clears mobile medical app to help those with opioid use disorder stay in recovery programs
  • New data show growing complexity of drug overdose deaths in America

NIMH Update December, 2018

  • NIH brain initiative debuts cell census of mouse motor cortex – for starters
  • NIH greatly expands investment in brain initiative
    NIH announces new round of awards for cutting-edge brain research
  • The pathways through which light affects learning and mood study uncovers distinct retina-brain pathways
  • Team-based care optimizes medication treatment for first episode psychosis
  • Suicide increasing among American workers: rates highest for males in construction and extraction
  • Use of electronic cigarettes and any tobacco product among middle and high school students — U.S., 2011–2018
  • Cigarette smoking by U.S. adults lowest ever recorded
  • Stopping marijuana use improves memory
  • HRSA-led study estimates 1 in 40 U.S. children have diagnosed autism
  • Study explains behavioral reaction to painful experiences

NIMH Update November 1, 2018

  • Understanding the brain mechanisms of irratability in youth
  • CMS model addresses opioid misuse among expectant and new mothers
  • Common use of antipsychotics shown ineffective for delirium in intensive care patients
  • HHS launches public education campaign about civil rights protections in response to the national opioid crisis
  • Office for Victims of Crime awards $35 million to help children impacted by opioids