The present study examines the differential associations of racial discrimination and mental health based on an individual’s race, ethnicity, foreign-born status, and educational attainment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NJSPL Report Release: Report Release: Youth Mental Health in New Jersey: Current Status and Opportunities for Improved Services
The report makes policy recommendations to inform NJ policymakers as the state continues to consider the redesign of school-based mental health services in the coming years.
Research by Williams et al. – Patient and Clinician Satisfaction with the Early Implementation of Telemental Health Services
Dr. Sharifa Z. Williams, Assistant Professor and colleagues found both clinicians and patients experienced a high degree of satisfaction with mental health care delivered virtually compared with face-to-face encounters.
To assess early trauma in this population, Professor Williams and colleagues administered the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) questionnaire to 856 participants over a nine-month period. 40% reported four or more ACEs. Among high scorers, emotional abuse, physical abuse and emotional neglect were the most prevalent ACE experiences.
The state is currently in the process of implementing a new initiative, the NJ Statewide Student Support Services Network (NJ4S), which is intended to overhaul the existing School Linked Services (SLS) program and aims to provide a wider reach to students and offer more access to social services.
Williams: CIT Training and Impact on Mental Illness and Substance use-related Stigma among Law Enforcement
Sharifa Williams and colleagues studied stigma related to both mental illness and substance use among law enforcement officers. They stress the need for implicit and explicit bias training.
A recent article led by Dr. Sharifa Williams explored the importance of social support on depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation among Black and Latinx adults.
In recent months, mental health has been one of the most common telehealth services by health insurance claims, but policymakers need to do more to ensure access post-pandemic.
New research published in Health Affairs, co-authored by Dr. Joel Cantor, evaluated the March 2020 initiative, formally known as the COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Reciprocity Licensure program.
Bill Rodgers, Labor Economist and Rutgers University Professor, joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the impact of COIVD-19 on workers’ mental health. Yahoo Finance, May 20, 2021