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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 post-traumatic 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.

  • Howard and Jean Somers hold a photo of their son, Daniel, who died by suicide in June 2013, photo by Nelvin C. Cepeda/San Diego Union-Tribune via Zuma Wire

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    More Can Be Done to Save Veterans from Suicide

    Nov 4, 2019

    A decade of research at RAND has sought to focus the national conversation about suicide in general, and veteran suicide in particular, around solutions that work. The overwhelming message: We could do more to save the lives of veterans like Daniel Somers. Here is his story.

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    Child Psychiatry Telephone Consultation Programs Help Increase Mental Health Services for Children

    Jul 15, 2019

    Telephone hotlines that allow primary care doctors to immediately consult with a child psychiatrist about urgent patient problems appear to increase the number of children who receive aid, offering one strategy to help more children receive mental health services.

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