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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.

Introduction To LGBTQIA+ Populations, Mental Health Disparities…

[WEBINAR] June 29, 2021 | 12pm ET – Join the discussion on what it means to be LGBTQIA+ identified. Learn about many of the mental health disparities experienced by LGBTQIA+ populations & the barriers that impact their care. Our speakers will provide insights to identify approaches that provide culturally competent & affirming care for LGBTQIA+ populations.

Building Better Beings: PsychU Supporting Organizations Share Wellnes

[WEBINAR] July 14, 2021 | 12pm ET – Stress and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic have brought the critical issues of mental health and burnout to the forefront for health care professionals, their patients, and their communities. With wide recognition and acceptance of mental health needs, there is now a great opportunity to share, learn, and practice a host of wellness strategies.

Employer Role In Employee Mental Health & Wellness

[WEBINAR] July 21, 2021 | 12pm & 3pm ET – Join in this exciting panel discussion, Dr. Ken Duckworth and Dr. Don Fowls will discuss the role of employers in the healthcare landscape as well as the impact and opportunities for employers on employee mental health and wellness.

Transforming Mental Health Care In The US: A Discussion On The RAND…

[WEBINAR] August 4, 2021 | 12pm ET – In 2019, while nearly 1 in 5 Americans had a mental illness, only 45% of those people received any mental health treatment. This translates to unmet need for more than 30 million Americans. Join us for review & discussion on the findings and recommendations of the report in a lively conversational Q&A format.

Featured Resources

What Role Can LAIs Play In Early-Phase Schizophrenia?

What Role Can LAIs Play In Early-Phase Schizophrenia?

Understand the holistic causes of relapse, including thinking and acting long-term, emotional challenges, and adherence and review possible ways to avoid deterioration of functioning, relapse, and rehospitalization.
18% Of Older Adults Report Worsening Mental Health During COVID-19

18% Of Older Adults Report Worsening Mental Health During COVID-19

For adults aged 50 to 80, 18% reported their mental health was worse during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency than before the pandemic. Just 5% said that their mental health was better during COVID-19 than prior to COVID-19. Those reporting worse mental health were more likely to…
NAMI: You Are Not Alone

NAMI: You Are Not Alone

Million of people are affected by mental illness each year. Across the country, many people just like you work, perform, create, compete, laugh, love and inspire every day. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) developed “You are NOT ALONE Fact Sheet” to provide prevalence data on mental illness in…
Psychotherapies For Mood Disorders & Schizophrenia

Psychotherapies For Mood Disorders & Schizophrenia

In the last decades, psychotherapy has gained increasing acceptance as a major treatment option for mood disorders and schizophrenia. This presentation will review the American Psychiatric Association (APA) clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of depression, bipolar, and schizophrenia, as well as the core components of and positive outcomes demonstrated…

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Mental Health Across The Lifespan: Late Life Depression

Mental Health Across The Lifespan: Late Life Depression

Late-life depression, an acute (but often chronic/recurrent) major depressive episode occurring in an older person, can be debilitating to those affected. It is also a public health concern in America, as the older adult population continues to grow. Diagnosis, and therefore proper treatment, is often missed, as this patient population…
Focus On Primary Care: Bipolar Disorder Update For Primary Care – The Rapid Mood Screener

Focus On Primary Care: Bipolar Disorder Update For Primary Care – The Rapid Mood Screener

May 2021 – Bipolar Disorder Update for Primary Care – the Rapid Mood Screener Roland Larkin, PhD, MBA interviews PsychU’s PCP Corner Section Advisors Brendan Montano, MD and W. Clay Jackson, MD. They discuss the importance of recognizing bipolar disorder in primary care, utilizing measurement-based care and share a new…
What Role Can LAIs Play In Early-Phase Schizophrenia?

What Role Can LAIs Play In Early-Phase Schizophrenia?

Understand the holistic causes of relapse, including thinking and acting long-term, emotional challenges, and adherence and review possible ways to avoid deterioration of functioning, relapse, and rehospitalization.

Popular Posts

  • What Role Can LAIs Play In Early-Phase Schizophrenia?

    What Role Can LAIs Play In Early-Phase Schizophrenia?

    Understand the holistic causes of relapse, including thinking and acting long-term, emotional challenges, and adherence and review possible ways to avoid deterioration of functioning, relapse, and rehospitalization.

  • Psychiatric Advance Directive Fact Sheet

    Psychiatric Advance Directive Fact Sheet

    This is a downloadable text document on Psychiatric Advance Directive (PAD). This material is expected to serve as an introductory resource for patients and caregivers on PAD. The goal is to provide a general idea of what is a PAD and who may benefit from it. Additionally, the document will…

  • Motivational Interviewing & Goal-Setting With Patients

    Motivational Interviewing & Goal-Setting With Patients

    Deep dive into steps designed to help motivate patients to take action towards meeting their goals.

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How Virtual Behavioral Health Organizations “Fit” In the Health Care Ecosystem

How Virtual Behavioral Health Organizations “Fit” In the Health Care Ecosystem

Investments in behavioral health virtual delivery systems have dwarfed investments in brick and mortar services. In 2020, digital behavioral health funding increased nearly threefold over 2019, with $1.8 billion in funding across 55 deals, compared to $609 million in 2019. In the first quarter of 2021, investments in new digital…
Helping Friends Understand Your Mental Health Condition

Helping Friends Understand Your Mental Health Condition

This interview, developed by Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), with Linea Johnson, highlights Ms. Johnson’s lived experience with friends who may or may not understand what you’re going through with a mood disorder. Listen To The Interview Provided by permission of the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). To…
Schizophrenia: Fast Facts

Schizophrenia: Fast Facts

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Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A)

Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A)

Administration time: 10–15 minutes Main purpose: To assess the severity of symptoms of anxiety Population Adults, adolescents and children The HAM-A was one of the first rating scales developed to measure the severity of anxiety symptoms, and is still widely used today in both clinical and research settings. The scale…
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.