Additional resources for “School-based safety interventions”

The following organizations can provide helpful information to clinicians and parents concerned about preventing teen depression and violence. We've also included PDFs of three federal reports about how best to prevent school violence. Adolescent Wellness, Inc. Children's Hospital Boston and McLean Hospital Offers information about two curricula: one to promote overall mental health, and the other for preventing depression. (Locked) More »

References for “Helping psychiatric patients to stop smoking”

Anda RF, et al. "Depression and the Dynamics of Smoking. A National Perspective," Journal of the American Medical Association (Sept. 26, 1990): Vol. 264, No. 12, pp. 1541–45. De Leon J, et al. "Schizophrenia and Smoking: An Epidemiological Survey in a State Hospital," American Journal of Psychiatry (March 1995): Vol. 152, No. 3, pp. 453–55. Evins AE. "Nicotine Dependence in Schizophrenia: Prevalence, Mechanisms, and Implications for Treatment," Psychiatric Times (March 1, 2008): Vol. 25, No. 3 (electronic version). (Locked) More »

References for “School-based safety interventions”

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. "U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Depression," May 2002. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Five Leading Causes of Death, United States, 2005, All Races, Both Sexes, Ages 10 to 24." Accessed via Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "School Associated Student Homicides, United States, 1992–2006," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (Jan. 18, 2008): Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 33–36. (Locked) More »

School-based safety interventions

Schools seeking to prevent or reduce violence are using screening tools to identify students who may be suffering from depression. The goal is to create an environment where students feel they are connected to the school community. (Locked) More »

Helping psychiatric patients to stop smoking

People with a psychiatric condition are more likely to be smokers. Treatment tends to be more aggressive, and they may have to take smoking-cessation medication in higher doses, and for longer periods of time, for it to be successful. (Locked) More »

The "forgotten bereaved"

Adults who experience the death of a sibling often find that their loss is minimized by others, which may cause them to suppress their grief. Survivors should seek out a grief partner for emotional support. (Locked) More »