Many diseases, injuries, and maladies are associated with psychological or physical impairment that affect mental health. RAND research covers a broad range of mental health and illness topics, including autism spectrum disorders, teen depression, disparities in mental health care, and post-traumatic stress (PTSD) among military veterans and survivors of natural disasters.
In our national conversation on mental health, we should remember the role of families when thinking about treatment and ensure that our policies open up opportunities to support parents, siblings and relatives, and enhance their capacity for care, writes Ramya Chari.
This history looks at how humanity has cared for its war casualties and veterans, from ancient times through the aftermath of World War II.
Identifying the costs of dementia is challenging because persons who have it are likely to have co-existing chronic health problems, making isolating the costs among other costs difficult. Also, it is unclear how to attribute a monetary cost to informal caregiving.
Simultaneous developmental delays among young children and depression among parents can create serious challenges for many families. However, results from the Helping Families Raise Healthy Children initiative suggest that aligning early intervention and behavioral health systems can help.
Spouses, family members, and others who provide informal care to U.S. military members after they return home from conflict often toil long hours with little support, putting them at risk for physical, emotional, and financial harm.
Student mental health programs can improve staff, faculty, and student knowledge of mental health problems, provide skills for identifying and referring students in need, and change attitudes toward mental health problems.
Prevention and early intervention initiatives aim to reduce the incidence of suicide and other mental health problems, and the authors evaluate these initiatives by reviewing suicide prevention (SP) literature to learn about SP program effectiveness and methodologies.
A number of programs aim to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness, and they can include a variety of components such as training, education, media campaigns, and contact with people with mental illness.
Many families experience the challenges of caregiver depression and early childhood developmental delays. Although services and supports across systems could help caregivers to deal with such issues at the family level, numerous obstacles prevent adequate screening and identification, referral, and service delivery.
Explores occupational burnout and retention of Air Force intelligence analysts working in the Distributed Common Ground System.
This report describes a collection of frameworks for evaluating prevention and early intervention funding for mental health services for the California population.
An evaluation of the early stages of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust peer worker programme. The evaluation focuses on the perceptions of the programme's impact and the successes and challenges of its implementation.
This DVD set presents demonstrations of techniques, strategies, and exercises used in the BRIGHT (Building Recovery by Improving Goals, Habits, and Thoughts) group therapy for individuals with co-occurring alcohol and drug use problems.
This DVD presents video examples of depressed clients and illustrates a variety of basic cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques that can be used to help these clients understand the connection between their thoughts, behaviors, and mood.
Presents the results of an assessment of the Real Warriors Campaign, a multimedia program designed to promote resilience, facilitate recovery, and support the reintegration of returning servicemembers, veterans, and their families.
Japanese translation of Support for Students Exposed to Trauma, a series of lessons aimed at reducing distress for middle school students who have been exposed to a traumatic life event.
Testimony presented before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Health on December 2, 2011.
Despite the recent drawdown in Iraq, the high operational tempo of the past decade that has included longer and more-frequent deployments has resulted in significant mental health problems among some servicemembers. More than 200 programs are available to help treat psychological health and traumatic brain injury issues, but better coordination of those efforts is needed.
Almost 1 percent of the British population has a gambling problem that can affect their families, communities, and themselves. The Responsible Gambling Fund commissioned RAND Europe to 'map the gap' between the available evidence base on gambling-related harm and information needed to inform policy.
Treating U.S. veterans with mental illness and substance use disorders is more expensive than caring for those with other medical conditions but the quality of mental health care offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is as good as or better than that reported by privately insured, Medicare, or Medicaid populations.
Description of fidelity rating tools for the Building Recovery by Improving Goals, Habits, and Thoughts (BRIGHT) and BRIGHT-2 interventions for depression and substance abuse, interrater reliability of measures, and a training plan for coders.