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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.

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.

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Spotlight On Minority Mental Health Month: A Conversation With Dr. Napoleon B. Higgins Jr.

Spotlight On Minority Mental Health Month: A Conversation With Dr. Napoleon B. Higgins Jr.

PsychU invites you to join the conversation with Dr. Napoleon B. Higgins Jr. as he discusses some of the challenges encountered in the delivery of behavioral health care in minority populations. Dr. Higgins shares his personal story and professional experiences and offers practical tips for the practitioner on the front…
Behavioral Health Prevalence Up 50% & Claims Drop By 8%

Behavioral Health Prevalence Up 50% & Claims Drop By 8%

The number of individuals with behavioral health needs in 2020 and 2021 was about 50% higher compared to 2019, before the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) public health emergency. Total claims for behavioral health services decreased by 8% in 2020 compared to 2019. Three times more people reported symptoms of anxiety or…
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…
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…

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Anxiety In Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Fact Sheet

Anxiety In Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Fact Sheet

This infographic provides information on recognizing when anxiety becomes prominent in clinical depression and how to take steps toward getting help. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call: Suicide Prevention Hotline/Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK(8255)Or text: Crisis Text Line 741-741 Download Resource
Digital Technologies For Bipolar Disorder

Digital Technologies For Bipolar Disorder

Please join us for this discussion providing an overview of the use of digital technologies in bipolar disorder. Dr Goulding will discuss unmet needs in bipolar disorder, how digital technologies might help address these needs, and the quality and utility of available digital tools. Featuring:  Evan H. Goulding, MD, PhDAssistant…
63% Of People With Schizophrenia Take Medications Raising Risk Of Cognitive Impairment

63% Of People With Schizophrenia Take Medications Raising Risk Of Cognitive Impairment

About 63% of people with schizophrenia take medications with anticholinergic properties associated with cognitive impairment. Anticholinergics are substances that block the action of the neurotransmitter called acetylcholine at synapses in the central and peripheral nervous system. This population’s anticholinergic cognitive burden (ACB) score averaged 3.0. At that score, their risk…

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  • Patient Perspective: Recovering From A Mental Illness

    Patient Perspective: Recovering From A Mental Illness

    Laura Kaponer, Certified Peer Support Specialist, sits down with Dr. Miranda Fisher to discuss the many facets of recovery and ways to seek out support when needed. Featuring: Laura Kaponer, CPSS Miranda Fisher, PhD Laura Kaponer, CPSS, is a mental health advocate, blogger, and Certified Peer Support Specialist from…

  • A Patient & Caregiver’s Guide: Recognizing & Responding To Residual Symptoms Of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

    A Patient & Caregiver’s Guide: Recognizing & Responding To Residual Symptoms Of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

    While remission is the goal in treatment of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), residual or lingering symptoms are common, even among remitters, and can negatively affect patient functioning and outcomes. This factsheet will review the prevalence of MDD, discuss the prevalence and impact of residual symptoms, and review strategies…

  • Kansas Establishes Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

    Kansas Establishes Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

    On May 3, 2021, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed legislation, Senate Substitute for House Bill 2208, to establish the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) as a new model for providing behavioral health services. The Kansas Department for Disability and Aging Services (KDADS) anticipates that all 26 licensed CMHCs will…

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Digital Technologies For Bipolar Disorder

Digital Technologies For Bipolar Disorder

Please join us for this discussion providing an overview of the use of digital technologies in bipolar disorder. Dr Goulding will discuss unmet needs in bipolar disorder, how digital technologies might help address these needs, and the quality and utility of available digital tools. Featuring:  Evan H. Goulding, MD, PhDAssistant…
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…
Spotlight On Minority Mental Health Month: A Conversation With Dr. Napoleon B. Higgins Jr.

Spotlight On Minority Mental Health Month: A Conversation With Dr. Napoleon B. Higgins Jr.

PsychU invites you to join the conversation with Dr. Napoleon B. Higgins Jr. as he discusses some of the challenges encountered in the delivery of behavioral health care in minority populations. Dr. Higgins shares his personal story and professional experiences and offers practical tips for the practitioner on the front…

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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…
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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.

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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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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.