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PsychU is a free community and online resource library for mental health. Our members share one simple belief: enhanced information, increased collaboration, and ongoing discussion will lead to improved mental health care and patient outcomes for individuals with mental illness.

The Unicorns Of Behavioral Health: Who They Are & How They Impact…

[WEBINAR] December 1, 2022 | 12pm ET – It has been almost 10 years since Aileen Lee coined the term “unicorn” — a privately held company valued over $1 billion. Join Otsuka & OPEN MINDS as we explore how patient care is evolving in the face of the behavioral health unicorns. What it means strategically for your organization and how patient care is impacted.

Trace Amine-Associated Receptor 1 (TAAR1): A Potential New Target…

[WEBINAR] December 13, 2022 | 12pm ET – Trace amines and trace amine-associated receptors (TAAR) are found throughout the brain and peripheral tissues and have modulating effects on neurotransmitters including dopamine, glutamate, and serotonin.

Pharmacokinetics, Plasma Concentrations & (Their) Clinical Relevance

[WEBINAR] January 26, 2023 | 12pm ET – Pharmacokinetics refers to the study of how drugs are processed by the body. Join the discussion on role of mental health treatments and the factors impacting mental health. We will be closing the discussion with the importance of pharmacokinetics and plasma concentration monitoring relating to the clinical setting.

PsychU 2022 Annual Theme
Opportunities in Mental Health

This year, opportunities in mental health focuses on the positive changes that can come about as mental health care continues to evolve post-pandemic. Join in the dialogue as the industry seizes new opportunities in mental health. #JoinTheConversation this year as #PsychU focuses in on Opportunities in Mental Health with our campaign Innovative. Empowered. Integrated.

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Call To Action: The Need For Stigma Awareness In Healthcare Professional Education

Call To Action: The Need For Stigma Awareness In Healthcare Professional Education

Recognizing the need for awareness of mental health stigma in healthcare professional education programs can be challenging. In this webinar, our panelists from medical, pharmacy, and psychology academic settings will discuss how mental health is addressed in their respective curricula, highlight opportunities to address self-stigma, and share resources available to…
Dimensions Of Health & Wellness: Social Wellness & The Role Of Peer Support

Dimensions Of Health & Wellness: Social Wellness & The Role Of Peer Support

Dwayne Mayes and Laura Kaponer discuss the topic of social wellness with Dennis Sholler from the field medical affairs team. In this interview, Dwayne and Laura define social wellness and its relationship to mental health. Dwayne and Laura provide examples of how peer support and working with a peer support…
Acadia Healthcare & The Jason Foundation Collaborate To Offer Suicide Prevention Services To Acadia Consumers

Acadia Healthcare & The Jason Foundation Collaborate To Offer Suicide Prevention Services To Acadia Consumers

Acadia Healthcare, a leading provider of behavioral health care services, and The Jason Foundation Inc. (JFI), a nationally recognized leader in suicide awareness and prevention, have expanded their offerings through a new collaboration with Acadia’s Children’s Behavioral Solutions and Military & Family Support Services. Through this alliance, The Jason Foundation…

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Dimensions Of Health & Wellness: De-stressing During Stressful Times

Dimensions Of Health & Wellness: De-stressing During Stressful Times

As we celebrate the upcoming holiday season, many enjoy the festive events, but with all the activities comes fatigue and stress. Holiday stress is a real phenomenon. Hear from our Stigma Section Advisors, John Budin, MD on addressing emotional distress and applying coping strategies that can help improve your mental…
Can VR Make Digital Treatment More Effective?

Can VR Make Digital Treatment More Effective?

Can virtual reality improve the current generation of digital therapeutics? That was the perspective of Aaron Gani, former Chief Technology Officer of Humana in his Fast Company article, Can VR Act As A Digital Therapeutic? Until I read his piece, it was an issue I hadn’t considered. We are at the infancy of prescription…
Antipsychotic-Related Stigma & The Impact On Treatment Choices

Antipsychotic-Related Stigma & The Impact On Treatment Choices

Antipsychotics are a class of medication that has traditionally been prescribed for individuals with psychosis, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder but clinical trials have supported its use in major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Individuals prescribed antipsychotics often do not adhere to this treatment due…

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  • Dimensions Of Health & Wellness: De-stressing During Stressful Times

    Dimensions Of Health & Wellness: De-stressing During Stressful Times

    As we celebrate the upcoming holiday season, many enjoy the festive events, but with all the activities comes fatigue and stress. Holiday stress is a real phenomenon. Hear from our Stigma Section Advisors, John Budin, MD on addressing emotional distress and applying coping strategies that can help improve your mental…

  • The Care Coordination Path To Success

    The Care Coordination Path To Success

    As payers are more and more focused on “whole person care” models—to both improve outcomes and reduce unnecessary spending—integrated approaches to care coordination have become more important (see How Whole Person Care Can Reach Its Full Potential and Integration Needs Innovation). The single service “case management model” is rapidly being replaced by holistic…

  • The TikTok Effect

    The TikTok Effect

    October 10 was World Mental Health Day, and as usual dozens of organizations put out press releases announcing they are doing “something” in the spirit of the event. One of those organizations, TikTok, announced the launch of their mental health hub (see TikTok Launches A Mental Health Hub  and Mental Well-Being Comes First…

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Using Remote Patient Monitoring to Provide Data-driven Health Care

Using Remote Patient Monitoring to Provide Data-driven Health Care

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) involves the technology-based collection of data for the purpose of monitoring patients outside the hospital and transmitting the data to healthcare professional (HCPs).1,2​ RPM tools can highlight potentially significant changes in patient data, which HCPs can use to guide clinical decisions.3,4​ In this video, Dr. Timothy…
Impact Of Racism On Marginalized Patients & Providers – Gonzalo Gonzalez, DNP, APRN, NP-C

Impact Of Racism On Marginalized Patients & Providers – Gonzalo Gonzalez, DNP, APRN, NP-C

Listen to Amica Simmons-Yon, PharmD, PhD and Alyssa Peckham, PharmD, BCPP as they spill the tea on the impact of racism in the mental healthcare community with special guest, Dr. Gonzalo Gonzalez. As we know, the effects of racism are not confined to patients alone–but also impacts mental health professionals…
The Care Coordination Path To Success

The Care Coordination Path To Success

As payers are more and more focused on “whole person care” models—to both improve outcomes and reduce unnecessary spending—integrated approaches to care coordination have become more important (see How Whole Person Care Can Reach Its Full Potential and Integration Needs Innovation). The single service “case management model” is rapidly being replaced by holistic…

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C-SSRS Scale

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The Frameworks in Health and Quality programs are born out of OPDC's dedication to provide leading insights in the diseases we treat and education about optimal management of these diseases. Each program provides a set of educational resources for payers, members of care teams, and patients and their caregivers. These resources emphasize patient wellness and educate about the disease and ways to manage it.

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Request a free educational program for your organization or region today! These customizable PsychU presentations are available both online and in-person, and cover a range of topics including: schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, care coordination, quality standards, and more.

Top Requested Presentations

The Neuropsychiatric Inventory: Development & Applications

Diagnostic & Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders–Fifth Edition (DSM-5): Key Updates VS DSM-IV-TR

Distinguishing Sedation From Efficacy In Antipsychotic Treatment

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Our Supporting Organizations

Through the exchange of information, experience, and ideas, PsychU aims to shift the current trajectory of mental health care and improve the future outlook for individuals with mental illnesses. The following organizations share this vision, and stand alongside PsychU as contributing partners and supporters.