mental health Archives
Nearly one-third of Tennessee parents are worried their child has an undiagnosed mental health condition, new poll finds
Jul. 16, 2020—One-third of Tennessee parents with children ages 6-17 are worried their child has an undiagnosed mental health condition, a new poll from the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy found.
Experts offer tips for managing and monitoring adolescent mental health
May. 27, 2020—As families are managing the restrictions that the COVID-19 pandemic presents, doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are urging parents to pay close attention to the behaviors of their children.
Survey links employees with mental health resources
May. 21, 2020—In alignment with May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Vanderbilt Behavioral Health and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences are offering employees an additional way to receive support for their mental health.
Study finds mental health issues top reason Shade Tree Clinic patients visit Emergency Department
Mar. 2, 2020—In an effort to understand why Shade Tree Clinic patients visit the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Emergency Department, the authors of a study found that mental health issues top the list.
Silence, denial keeps America steeped in opioid addiction, Kennedy says
Mar. 14, 2018—Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy advocated for better treatment of mental health issues and spoke candidly about his struggles during a Chancellor's Lecture Series discussion on Tuesday.
VU and VUMC partner to redesign Mental Health Services
Oct. 26, 2017—After two years of study and numerous listening sessions with students, postdoctoral fellows and providers, Vanderbilt has made the decision to transition to a new integrated model of care for campus resources that address mental health and well-being services for all students and fellows.
Award honors Conn’s mental health research contributions
Oct. 12, 2017—P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D., founding director of the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, has won a 2017 Research & Hope Award from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) for outstanding research in the area of mental health.
Chancellor invites campus community to series of January events promoting mental health and well-being
Jan. 12, 2017—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a series of January events designed to further conversations around healthy help-seeking behavior and creating a culture in which the stigma of seeking support can be eradicated.
Physical signs of depression common among ICU survivors
Apr. 17, 2014—Depression affects more than one out of three survivors of critical illness, according to a Vanderbilt study released in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, and the majority of patients experience their symptoms physically rather than mentally.
Effort focuses on mental health of young athletes
Oct. 10, 2013—The rate of mental illness is more than twice as high for those ages 18-25 than those 50 and older, and participating in college athletics can add even more mental pressures for young adults.
Training addresses returning service members’ mental health needs
Dec. 21, 2011—A Vanderbilt-led workshop for military health care providers could lead to more post-deployment mental health referrals.