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Effective mental health treatment must be based on a foundation of solid, robust evidence. RAND research on mental health treatment includes extensive work on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) interventions for military personnel as well as young children; cognitive behavioral therapy for depression in clients with alcohol and substance abuse problems; and prevention and early intervention strategies for community mental health.

  • A man waits for the subway at the Times Square stop in New York, December 19, 2012, photo by Andrew Burton/Reuters

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    How Available and Accessible Are Mental Health Services in NYC?

    Across the United States and in New York City in particular, the use of mental health services is low and care is not equitably distributed. Non-Hispanic white individuals are more likely to seek care than non-Hispanic Black or Hispanic individuals. Provider shortages and a lack of integration across service settings are two barriers, and COVID-19 exacerbated these challenges.

    Jun 22, 2022

  • A suicide prevention sign on the fence on the walkway of the George Washington Bridge between New York and New Jersey, January 12, 2022, photo by Mike Segar/Reuters

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    Will the New 988 Hotline Be a Game Changer for Mental Health or a Missed Opportunity?

    Someone dies from suicide in the United States every 11 minutes, a rate that has increased almost 30 percent since 2000. The 988 mental health hotline will launch on July 16, but states need to clear significant hurdles: funding the expanded crisis response system and making sure people know it's available.

    Jun 20, 2022

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