Category: public health

Nov 30

How the Loss of U.S. Psychiatric Hospitals Led to a Mental Health Crisis

NPR By Samantha Raphelson A severe shortage of inpatient care for people with mental illness is amounting to a public health crisis, as the number of individuals struggling with a range of psychiatric problems continues to rise. The revelation that the gunman in the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church shooting escaped from a psychiatric hospital in …

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Jul 14

Trends in Substance Abuse Disorders among Adults Aged 18 or Older

This report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and its Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality considers the impact of substance use disorders on individuals, families, and communities using data from The National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Long-term trends at a specialty facility were analyzed with the goal of helping public health …

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