Quick Thoughts

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) comes to high schools

  A relatively large scale cluster-randomized controlled trial of acceptance and commitment therapy was implemented in Dutch high schools. Across 11 outcome variables, there were no significant effects in main or subgroup analyses. Transparent reporting of a thoroughly null trial was marred only by a non sequitur statement in the last sentence of the abstract […]

Is it raining on the suicide prevention parade to point out that promising interventions are not effective?

Why we should try to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible when getting excited about ambitious programs to prevent suicide.

What can we learn from an expensive but futile trial of interventions to improve child mental health?

Why is no one speaking out against wasteful mental health interventions in schools that are already underfunded and lacking in mental health services?