On World Mental Health Day (October 10), medical health charity You Okay, Doc? and health communications agency VMLY&Rx pledge their support to physicians worldwide, calling for more awareness and support for the mental health of doctors.

Biotech company Psycheceutical Inc. of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., was issued two patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for what it calls a “precision duplicity” approach to delivering psychedelic drugs to patients.

Isolation and the absence of family and friends have taken a toll on athletes’ mental health at the Tokyo Olympics, with some struggling to cope with the challenges posed by the pandemic while carrying their country’s hopes on the global sports stage.

In order for healthcare organizations to create healthier communities, they need insight into more than clinical patient information. They also need to see behavioral health data, which is a major indicator of risk and trends for their population. Having access to this information can feed into more effective preventative and community-based mental health services and treatments for patients.

Studies have concluded that chatbots have the potential in treating mental health issues and could be used as an effective tool for delivering cognitive behavioral therapy.

More young adults in the United States reported feeling anxious or depressed during the past six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and fewer people reported getting the help they needed, according to a U.S. government study released on March 26.

Kate Cronin, Global CEO of Ogilvy Health, shares her views on a variety of healthcare industry topics in a Q&A with PharmaLive.

Outcome Health announced the launch of Who Saves Me?, a campaign to bring awareness to the overwhelming percentage of physicians who quietly suffer from burnout and mental health struggles. 

In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, FCB Health New York announced the launch of “Disappearing Doctors,” a pro bono initiative advocating for and providing mental health support to physicians in need, in partnership with Sermo, Haymarket Media Group and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Much more often than not, attempting to talk to friends or family members about their potential drug or alcohol abuse is a sensitive, challenging, and sometimes painful undertaking. It is natural for an individual who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, not to recognize the long-term consequences that cause pain and suffering to more people than just themselves. When seeking to help others overcome their addiction and the constant struggle with substance abuse, sometimes it is through those caring friends or family members that the user can finally find some relief2 by setting boundaries.