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U of U Health received grant to research video game intervention in depressed seniors

| Jul 13, 2021 | Utah

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) gave University of Utah Health (U of U) researchers a five-year, $7.5 million grant last week to continue research on treating depression in seniors through specially designated video games.      According to U of U, previous research found 60-70% of older patients...[ Read More ]

CDC reports: One in four young adults contemplated suicide during COVID-19 pandemic

Emily Boerger | Aug 14, 2020 | Federal

Data released Friday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds US adults continue to experience increased adverse behavioral health conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report finds that essential workers, young adults, racial and ethnic minorities, and unpaid adult caregivers disproportionately experience these harmful conditions.  ...[ Read More ]

DOH says 30-60% of Washingtonians may experience symptoms of depression in coming months related to COVID

Emily Boerger | Jun 9, 2020 | Washington

A document from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) forecasts a worrisome outlook for the potential behavioral health impacts of COVID-19. The document is informed by previous trends and research on natural disaster recovery and response. According to the DOH, behavioral health impacts on Washingtonians will be seen in...[ Read More ]