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Older Immigrants Are More Likely Than Older Nonimmigrants to Experience Loneliness

October 11, 2022

This research brief explores the impact of age at immigration on feelings of loneliness and considers factors such as health, socio-demographics, and engagement in volunteering in the assessment.

Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health Better in States that Mandate More Mental Health Policies

July 11, 2022

This research brief shows that adolescent and young adult mental health is better in states that mandate more school mental health policies, including school-based mental health centers, professional development in suicide prevention, and social-emotional curricula.

Resilience is Low among Both Military and Non-Military Populations with PTSD

June 14, 2022

This data slice uses data from the National Wellbeing Survey to examine resilience among U.S. working-age adults with and without PTSD by their relationship to the military.

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Mental Health After Injury: How Neighborhoods Impact Recovery

April 12, 2022

This brief examines several aspects of neighborhood context and their relationship to PTSD symptom severity following an injury.

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Unhealthy Workplace Conditions Contribute to Physician Suicide

March 29, 2022
Describes the unhealthy workplace conditions that contribute to poor mental health among physicians and calls for policies that encourage physicians to seek help and rest without the fear of punishment.

Most Home-Delivered Meal Recipients with Dementia Receive Support from Friends and Family

March 2, 2022

This research brief shows that home-delivered meal recipients with dementia receive significant support from friends and family, but 83% would like more social activity. 

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How Are Parental & Sibling Military Service Related to Adolescent Depression & Mental Health?

October 27, 2021

Ultimately, younger siblings of currently serving military personnel are an under-recognized at-risk population for depression and may have unmet needs for mental health care.

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Rates of Anxiety and Depression are High among Young Adults during COVID-19

May 11, 2021
The brief shows much lower rates of self-reported anxiety among Non-Hispanic Blacks than among other racial/ethnic groups but no significant racial/ethnic differences in self-reported depression.

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Adults with Income Loss During COVID-19 Have Higher Rates of Anxiety and Depression

April 6, 2021

This data slice uses data from the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey to compare rates of anxiety and depressive symptoms between U.S. adults with versus without employment income loss since COVID-19 hit the U.S. in March 2020.

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How Do Emergency Medical Service Workers Cope with Daily Stressors?

March 30, 2021

This brief summarizes the results of a study that surveyed EMS workers in Syracuse, NY to better understand how their mental health symptoms relate to daily occupational stressors.

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Unmet Needs Associated with Increased Stress and Poor Physical and Mental Health in Early Adulthood

February 18, 2021

This research brief examines how different types of material hardship (difficulty paying for food, bills, and health care) are associated with self-rated health, depression, sleep problems, and suicidal thoughts among U.S. young adults (ages 24-32).

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Self-Esteem and Long-term Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

January 12, 2021

This brief describes how self-esteem and other strength-based measures of personal growth are better indicators of recovery progress.

The Mental Health Toll of COVID-19

December 8, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has profoundly disrupted Americans' lives. The share of U.S. adults reporting unmet mental health treatment needs has been rising steadily over the past couple of months. Rates are even higher for adults with children in the household.

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A Call to Revitalize Mental Health Wellness Practices for BIPOC College Students

August 26, 2020

Given the challenges faced by the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities within the U.S. this year, it is more important than ever to ensure BIPOC college students are provided with access to mental health care.

Digital Disinformation Is a Threat to Public Health

July 7, 2020

In times of public health crises, like COVID-19, a country’s residents must be able to access valid, timely, and evidence-based information that can guide behaviors and prevention strategies. Disinformation undermines these efforts and represents an existential threat to U.S. population health.

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COVID-19, Anxiety, and Depression: Evidence from the U.S. Household Pulse Survey

June 11, 2020

A large share of U.S. adults report feelings of anxiety and depression during COVID-19. The interactive figure allows you to explore demographic differences in reports of depression and anxiety among U.S. adults during COVID-19.

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This World is Exhausting, don’t Let it Exhaust You: Setting Emotional Boundaries to Prevent Fatigue

June 9, 2020

How can you show compassion and empathy without draining your emotional energy? This issue brief provides tips on how to set personal boundaries to prevent emotional exhaustion.

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Protecting your Mental Health during COVID-19

June 8, 2020

COVID-19 has presented an onslaught of change and uncertainty, leaving many people feeling isolated and disconnected. This brief describes strategies we can try to protect our mental health during this uncertain time.

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Breaking Isolation: Self Care for When Coronavirus Quarantine Ends

June 3, 2020

This brief describes how prolonged periods of solitude affect our mental health and provides some strategies for how we can protect our mental and emotional health as we reengage with society.

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