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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] October 13, 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.

Pathophysiology Of Agitation Associated With Alzheimer’s Dementia…

[WEBINAR] October 26, 2022 | 12pm ET – Did you know, agitation in Alzheimer’s dementia is associated with noradrenergic, serotonergic, & dopaminergic system dysfunction in brain circuits mediating the balance between executive control and emotional drive?

Early Intervention in Bipolar Disorder

[WEBINAR] November 2, 2022 | 12pm ET – Dr. Goldberg & Dr. Tohen discuss the importance of early intervention in patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Together they’ll share their clinical experience and discuss the implications of early versus delayed intervention and identify & explore potential treatment options in bipolar disorder.

Schizophrenia Treatment Goals & Shared Decision Making…

[WEBINAR] November 9, 2022 | 12pm ET – Join Dr. Correll and Dr. Schooler for a discussion on how to engage patients in their own treatment decisions, help them define their treatment goals, and address treatment barriers that are often associated with schizophrenia.

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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Trends In The U.S. Behavioral Health Financing & Delivery System: A 2022 Supplement

Trends In The U.S. Behavioral Health Financing & Delivery System: A 2022 Supplement

This 2022 supplement builds on original survey work from 2021 and outlines the emerging changes that have and are occurring to reshape the treatment of behavioral health disorders.
Trends In The U.S. Behavioral Health Financing & Delivery System: A 2022 Supplement

Trends In The U.S. Behavioral Health Financing & Delivery System: A 2022 Supplement

This 2022 supplement builds on original survey work from 2021 and outlines the emerging changes that have and are occurring to reshape the treatment of behavioral health disorders.
988: What’s the scoop? A Discussion With Experts In Suicide Prevention & Mental Health

988: What’s the scoop? A Discussion With Experts In Suicide Prevention & Mental Health

988, the three-digit dialing code developed and designed as a suicide and crisis lifeline, went live on July 16, 2022. Since Congress designated 988 in 2020, there has been a lot of excitement, confusion, and buzz around exactly what this new number means for individuals in crisis, healthcare providers, and…
26% More U.S. Children Experienced Anxiety Or Depression During First Year Of COVID-19

26% More U.S. Children Experienced Anxiety Or Depression During First Year Of COVID-19

About 26% more children in the United States experienced anxiety or depression during the first year of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, according to a report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF). Prior to COVID-19 (in 2016), about 9.4% of children ages 3 through 17 (5.8…

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26% More U.S. Children Experienced Anxiety Or Depression During First Year Of COVID-19

26% More U.S. Children Experienced Anxiety Or Depression During First Year Of COVID-19

About 26% more children in the United States experienced anxiety or depression during the first year of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, according to a report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF). Prior to COVID-19 (in 2016), about 9.4% of children ages 3 through 17 (5.8…
Hot Topics: Clinical Questions In Bipolar Disorder (Part 8)

Hot Topics: Clinical Questions In Bipolar Disorder (Part 8)

Drs. Mauricio Tohen and Joseph Goldberg will address current and relevant clinical questions relating to bipolar disorder. These questions and Dr. Tohen’s and Dr. Goldberg’s responses will be recorded and released as short videos every month. Joseph Goldberg, MD is a paid consultant of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization,…
Managing Schizophrenia – A Guide for Consumers

Managing Schizophrenia – A Guide for Consumers

Download Resource In this guide you’ll learn how with the help of your treatment team, family, friends, and medicine, you may be able to control your symptoms and feel better. Frameworks resources are intended for educational purposes only and are intended for health care professionals and/or payer representatives who may…

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  • Hot Topics: Clinical Questions In Bipolar Disorder (Part 8)

    Hot Topics: Clinical Questions In Bipolar Disorder (Part 8)

    Drs. Mauricio Tohen and Joseph Goldberg will address current and relevant clinical questions relating to bipolar disorder. These questions and Dr. Tohen’s and Dr. Goldberg’s responses will be recorded and released as short videos every month. Joseph Goldberg, MD is a paid consultant of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization,…

  • Managing Complex Consumers—Think 4 Rules With A 3-To-1

    Managing Complex Consumers—Think 4 Rules With A 3-To-1

    It’s been almost a year since I first heard Rafael Gonzalez-Amezcua, M.D., chief medical officer for Aetna Better Health of California, and his perspectives on complex care management during his keynote, A Payer’s Perspective On Crucial Integrated Health Components In The ‘Next Normal’ at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute. His focus was…

  • New Jersey Seeks Contractor To Launch Center Of Excellence To Train Behavioral Health Professionals On Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy Services For Consumers With SMI

    The New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) seeks a contractor to establish a statewide Center of Excellence (COE) in Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R). The COE CT-R services are intended for behavioral health professionals serving consumers with serious mental illness and co-occurring…

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New Jersey Seeks Contractor To Launch Center Of Excellence To Train Behavioral Health Professionals On Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy Services For Consumers With SMI

The New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) seeks a contractor to establish a statewide Center of Excellence (COE) in Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R). The COE CT-R services are intended for behavioral health professionals serving consumers with serious mental illness and co-occurring…
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…
Managing Complex Consumers—Think 4 Rules With A 3-To-1

Managing Complex Consumers—Think 4 Rules With A 3-To-1

It’s been almost a year since I first heard Rafael Gonzalez-Amezcua, M.D., chief medical officer for Aetna Better Health of California, and his perspectives on complex care management during his keynote, A Payer’s Perspective On Crucial Integrated Health Components In The ‘Next Normal’ at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute. His focus was…

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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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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.