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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.

Perspectives Of Schizophrenia Treatment Guidelines

[WEBINAR] October 13, 2021 | 12pm ET – Schizophrenia is a challenging diagnosis both domestically and across the world. Join us for a robust discussion with Dr. Christoph Correll. Dr. Correll will provide his perspectives of schizophrenia guidelines development, with a focus on key similarities and differences.

The Role Of The Pharmacist In The Treatment Of Depression

[WEBINAR] October 19, 2021 | 12pm ET Depression is one of the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting approximately 8% of American adults in a given year. Pharmacists are well placed to have a role in depression management across practice settings, complementing the role of general practitioners and psychiatric providers. In this webinar, we will discuss the role of the pharmacist in the treatment of depression.

PsychU 2021 Annual Theme Transforming Care Delivery

Transforming care delivery is about building new models of integrated care for improved and accessible treatments in person-centered health and outcomes. Join in the dialogue as the industry continues the transformation of care delivery.

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NAMI: It’s Okay to Talk About Suicide

NAMI: It’s Okay to Talk About Suicide

In this fact sheet “It’s Okay to Talk About SUICIDE,” created by The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), provides prevalence and high-risk population data on suicide in the United States. Provided with permission from National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) a PsychU Supporter. To learn more about NAMI, please…
Managing Long Haul Burnout

Managing Long Haul Burnout

In the midst of the current wave of COVID cases from the delta variant, there are many questions. Will the variant—and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) full approval of the Pfizer vaccinations—spur more federal and state vaccine mandates? With the rising number of cases, what will be the effects of long…
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…
Suicide Awareness & Prevention: Pearl For Practice

Suicide Awareness & Prevention: Pearl For Practice

September is National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month. Suicide is currently the second leading cause of death in young adults worldwide. While depression is often underlying, there can also be other psychiatric, medical, and psycho-social issues that increase risk. In this discussion, Sara and Tony will talk about improving suicide…

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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…
Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics Now Easier To Find Closer To Home

Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics Now Easier To Find Closer To Home

During their 2021 legislative sessions, both Maryland and North Carolina enacted bills to allow pharmacists to administer long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIA) and other injectable drugs to consumers with a doctor’s prescription. In Maryland, the new laws go into effect on September 1, 2021. In North Carolina, the new laws go…

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  • Managing Long Haul Burnout

    Managing Long Haul Burnout

    In the midst of the current wave of COVID cases from the delta variant, there are many questions. Will the variant—and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) full approval of the Pfizer vaccinations—spur more federal and state vaccine mandates? With the rising number of cases, what will be the effects of long…

  • Bridging Gaps in Behavioral Health Treatment: A Narrative Summary

    Bridging Gaps in Behavioral Health Treatment: A Narrative Summary

    Introduction The Lancet Commission on Behavioral health and Sustainable Development called for a global partnership of governmental agencies, development agencies, non-profits, and private industry to come together to transform mental health, saying “When it comes to behavioral health, all countries can be thought of as developing countries.”1 One billion people…

  • How Pharmacists In Mental Health Find PsychU Helpful

    How Pharmacists In Mental Health Find PsychU Helpful

    Dr. Jerry McKee Dr. Jerry McKee is a board-certified psychiatric pharmacy specialist with over 38 years in public mental health systems in inpatient psychiatry and residential developmental disabilities, academia, and behavioral health managed care. Dr. McKee is Board Certified in Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacy, having received his undergraduate and graduate…

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What’s Next For Consumers & Therapists? Less Choice, Fewer Offices, More Tech…

What’s Next For Consumers & Therapists? Less Choice, Fewer Offices, More Tech…

The pandemic has brought many changes that are top of mind for executive teams of health and human service organizations—new technology, more competition, changing consumer and payer expectations, increased workforce challenges, and evolving business models. There are also shifts ahead in the consumer experience—and in the role and work/life of clinical professionals. We had…
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…
Addressing Racial Disparities In Healthcare For Black Americans: Follow-Up Q&A With Harriet A. Washington

Addressing Racial Disparities In Healthcare For Black Americans: Follow-Up Q&A With Harriet A. Washington

In this follow-up to the webinar, Addressing Racial Disparities In Healthcare For Black Americans: Bridging The Gap & Changing The Trajectory, Harriet A. Washington addresses some of the questions that came up during that discussion. Harriet A. Washington offers insight into how others can help bridge the disparity gap, why…

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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.