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Peer Support Helps Reduce Mental Crisis Readmissions.

A personal peer-support worker also improved satisfaction with mental health care. Peer-supported self-management can help reduce readmission rates in individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, researchers reported. In a randomized controlled trial, only 29% of individuals who were involved in a peer-support program were readmitted to acute care within the year compared with 38% of […]

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Is treating depression the answer to solving the opioid crisis?

Mental illness plays a major role in our current national opioid crisis. Of more than 115 million prescriptions for opioid medications in the United States, more than 51% were for persons with a mental illness. Further, depression is known to double the likelihood that a person will use opioids. And conversely, use of opioids doubles […]

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