"We are thrilled to have Song lead our talented NDSD team in this critical area of our business and take it to the next level," said Anning Chen, president and CEO of Ford China.
Joseph Liu, current acting president of the NDSD, will remain a member of the Ford China leadership team.
"We thank Joseph for his leadership and dedication to the NDSD during this time of transition," said Chen.
According to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, nearly two-thirds of those suffering from depression do not seek help, but the NDSD survey suggests that confidential online screenings, which are highly accessible and non-threatening to users, may help improve these statistics.
Moreover, 55 percent of those who initially scored "Very Likely for Depression"--the highest possible score range in the NDSD screening--were no longer in that range at the time of follow-up, and 46 percent of those who initially scored "Likely for Depression" were in the "Unlikely for Depression" range at follow-up.
"These data provide compelling evidence regarding the ability of Web-based screening programs to provide individuals with referral resources that lead them into treatment," says Robert Aseltine, Ph.D., professor and director of the Institute for Public Health Research at the University of Connecticut Health Center, who conducted the NDSD study "They support further development of these highly accessible and low-cost approaches to mental health intervention."
Thanks to the NDSD study, we know that online screenings for mental health have a clear value--they are able to reach a wide audience, and data suggest they are effective in leading individuals into treatment.
For more information about NDSD
, visit <mentalhealth screening.org/programs/ community/ndsd.aspx>.
All participating organizations may have their event posted on the NDSD
Event Locator page--ideal for promoting an event or online screening to the public.
Fifteen maize substrains used in this experiment were derived from two early- (NDSF, NDSM), two intermediate(NDSC, NDSD), and one late- (NDSE) maturing maize synthetics.
NDSD (AES250 maturity), a yellow-endosperm intermediate-maturing synthetic, originated from intercrosses among 16 elite inbreds chosen for high resistance to stalk lodging (Cross, 1982).
length width cm g cm NDSF 150 13.8 2.9 60 15.4 3.5 NDSM 150 14.7 2.9 65 15.7 3.5 NDSC 250 15.6 3.0 75 18.3 4.0 NDSD 250 16.4 3.0 76 17.9 3.7 NDSE 300 16.7 2.7 64 18.5 3.4 LSD (0.05) 0.6 0.1 6 0.6 0.1 Ear Ear Ear Ear Synthetic wt.