Discover NIMH: Veterans Day, American Diabetes Month

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Community Outreach

Discover NIMH is a newsletter from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to help community advocates and health professionals raise awareness about mental disorders and the importance of mental health research. Find free education and outreach materials in this newsletter and our Get Involved web section to share with your community. We encourage you to use the hashtag #shareNIMH to connect with people and organizations with similar goals. 


Veterans Day is November 11

This Veterans Day, share information and resources to help those who have served and sacrificed for our country. 

November is American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes. People with chronic medical conditions, like diabetes, are at higher risk of depression.

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Depression is treatable - even if you have another medical illness or condition. Learn more about chronic illness and mental health: #shareNIMH

November is National Native American Heritage Month

In 1990, National Native American Heritage Month was first recognized at the federal level to celebrate the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. 

Suicide rates among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people are the highest of any racial or ethnic group in the United States. The risk of suicide is particularly high among youth and young adults.

During National Native American Heritage Month, learn more about research focused on reducing the burden of suicide among AI/AN youth, and mental health in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Mental Health in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

David R. Wilson and Dr. Joshua Gordon

NIH Tribal Health Research Office Director David R. Wilson, Ph.D., and NIMH Director Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., discuss current issues related to mental health in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Their conversation touches on the large-scale mental health impacts of COVID-19, the importance of suicide prevention, and relevant NIMH research and resources.

Watch the video

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NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Life Through a Navajo Lens Beyond the Navajo Reservation

Watch Glorinda Segay, D.B.H. share information about her journey, her work at the Indian Health Service (IHS), and what the agency does to promote mental health among Native Americans.

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In Case You Missed It: Facebook Live: The Intersection of Suicide and Substance Use

In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month in September, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) co-hosted a Facebook Live event on the intersection of suicide and substance use.

Dr. Nora Volkow and Dr. Joshua Gordon

Featured Clinical Trials

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) conducts clinical research trials for many diseases and conditions such as depression. Learn more about participating in clinical trials

Find a clinical trial onsite at NIH in Bethesda, MD, or around the country.

  • Depression and Brain FunctionThis NIH research study seeks depressed participants to test the effects of the combination of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and psychotherapy on brain function.
  • Depression, Repeated Doses of Ketamine, & NeuroimagingJoin a study evaluating rapid and sustained antidepressant effects of repeated doses of ketamine. This 14- to 20-week inpatient study is enrolling eligible depressed adults, ages 18 to 65, who are free of other serious medical conditions. The study enrolls participants from across the USA.
  • Still Depressed? NIH is testing a new antidepressantNIH depression research study is testing an experimental drug, TS-161, to see if it helps improve depression symptoms. Study enrolling ages 18-65 with depression.


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Clinical Trial Opportunities

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Science News

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Mental Health Information