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The 12 Steps to Inclusivity in Mental Health Services (Part III)

From the 2019 Pew Research Center survey of over 25 countries on people view of diversity in their country, most …

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Children In Poverty More Likely To Have Smaller Brain Volume & Slower Growth, Linked To Cognitive & Behavioral Difficulties

Children living below the federal poverty level (FPL) are more likely to have cognitive and behavioral difficulties than their better-off …

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The 12 Steps To Inclusivity In Mental Health Services (Part II)

From the 2019 Pew Research Center survey of over 25 countries on people view of diversity in their country, most …

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The 12 Steps to Inclusivity In Mental Health Services (Part I)

From the 2019 Pew Research Center survey of over 25 countries on people view of diversity in their country, most …

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Integrated Treatment For Heart Failure & Depression Improves Quality Of Life

A telephone-delivered ‘blended’ model of collaborative care strategy that combined heart failure care management with depression treatment improved quality of …

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Let’s Talk About Inclusive Healthcare For The LGBTQIA+ Community

Join PsychU to celebrate and raise awareness of LGBT History Month in October! With 4.5-12% of the US adults identify …

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Decriminalizing Mental Illness

U.S. correctional institutions, local courts, and police officers frequently encounter people with untreated mental health disorders. Once incarcerated, individuals with …

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Managing The 5%

There is a lot of investment money going into the mental health field—in fact, $14.7 billion in the first half …

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Suicide & Black Americans: Statistics, Faith, & Contextual Competence

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, with September 10th being World Suicide Prevention Day, and PsychU will be joining the …

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Impact Of COVID-19 On The Mental Health Of Children: An Update

Globally, we have been experiencing significant challenges as a result of the COVID pandemic across nearly all domains of life.  …

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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 …

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Cultural Considerations In Early Psychosis: An Interview With Dr. Joseph Deluca

Dr. Joseph Deluca will discuss the importance of working in a culturally sensitive way in early psychosis care and clinical …

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Racial Trauma In The Workplace

Topics to be discussed:

• What is racial trauma, and does it show up in the workplace amongst our providers?
• As …

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Building New Bridges – Behavioral Health & Law Enforcement

Across the United States, at least 20% of police calls for service involve a mental health or substance use crisis. …

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Connecticut, New Mexico, New York & Virginia Legalized Recreational Use Of Marijuana In 2021

During their 2021 state legislative sessions, Connecticut, New Mexico, New York, and Virginia legalized recreational adult use of marijuana and …

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Illinois Medicaid To Cover New Behavioral Health Services

Under legislation, Senate Bill 2294, signed on July 6, 2021, the Illinois Department Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) will expand …

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Over One-Third Of Americans Live In Areas Lacking Mental Health Professionals

About one-third of Americans, 121 million as of June 30, 2021, lived in an area with a shortage of mental …

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SAMHSA Seeks To Increase Use Of CBT For Psychosis From Current 1% To Standard Treatment

Standard treatment for schizophrenia disorders should include cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis (CBTp), according to the federal Substance Abuse and …

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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 …

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Workplace Mental Health

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Employer Role In Employee Mental Health & Wellness

Employers are a driving force in the healthcare system, with nearly half of Americans receiving their benefits through employer-sponsored health …

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HHS Announces $14.2 Million In American Rescue Plan Funding For Pediatric Mental Health

On May 20, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced a $14.2 million funding opportunity to …

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Addressing Racial Disparities In Healthcare For Black Americans: Follow-Up Q&A

In this follow-up to the webinar, Addressing Racial Disparities In Healthcare For Black Americans: Bridging The Gap & Changing The …

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2021 BIPOC Mental Health Month Toolkit

Formally recognized in June 2008, Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to the unique …

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Baltimore To Pilot 911 Diversion Program For Mental Health Crisis

In June 2021, the City of Baltimore will launch a pilot 911 diversion program for mental health crisis calls for …

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Pearls For Practice: Recognizing & Celebrating Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersexed (LGBTQI*) people represents a diverse range of identities and expressions of gender and …

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Introduction To LGBTQIA+ Populations, Mental Health Disparities, & How To Provide Culturally Competent & Affirming Care

The month of June is Pride Month and throughout the world the LGBTQIA+ communities come together to celebrate sexual and …

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Over 60% Of People With Schizophrenia Use Tobacco; Use of Other Substances Tops 76%

About 62.3% of people hospitalized for schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSDs) used tobacco. About 76.8% used tobacco or other substances such …

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The Human Social Brain: Alterations In Schizophrenia

In this webinar, Dr Michael Green and Dr. Stephen Marder discuss alterations in schizophrenia. Both Drs. Green and Marder are …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Dr. Mojgan Makki Shares Perspectives On Research In Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Tune in for this interview clip featuring Dr. Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP as she shares her perspectives with Dr. Jacquelyn …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Dr. Mojgan Makki On Accessing Care In Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Listen in as Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP provides thoughts on accessing care for families in need of child and adolescent …

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The Importance Of Housing For Individuals With Mental Illness

The presentation entitled “The Importance of Housing for Individuals with Mental Illness” with speaker Kathy Day helps bring light to …

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The Impact Of COVID-19 On Mental Health Across The Lifespan: Older Adults

COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted the older adult population, placing additional complications on an already underfunded and resource-limited geriatric mental health …

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Mental Health In Children: Statistics & Supporting Organizations

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Schizophrenia: Fast Facts

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Addressing The Needs Of The Asian Community In Mental Health – An Interview With Paul Gionfriddo

In this interview, Drs. Becky Wong, PharmD, MBA and Mariko Kobayashi, PhD Otsuka Medical Science Liaison, sat down with Paul …

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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 …

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Denver STAR Program Reduces Police Calls for Service By Nearly 1%

The city of Denver Colorado has reported that the first six months of the city’s Support Team Assisted Response (STAR) …

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Addressing Racial Disparities In Healthcare For Black Americans: Bridging The Gap & Changing The Trajectory

In this webinar, three speakers engage in timely discussion honoring Black History Month on the topic of racial disparities in …

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Home Health Spending Rose 7.7% In 2019 To $113.5 Billion

During 2019, spending on home health services rose by 7.7% to reach $113.5 billion, up from $105.4 billion in fiscal …

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The Proportion of Suicide Deaths In Connecticut Racial Minority Groups Significantly Increased During COVID-19

According to analysis of records from the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the proportion of state suicide deaths …

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Social Determinants: Whose Job Is It Anyway?

There is much talk—and many pilot programs—about bridging the gap between health care and social services. The data is clear—80% …

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Addressing Racial Bias In Health Care: Practice & Organizational Perspectives

Racial bias is evident at both the health delivery system level and educational/organizational level. Addressing racial bias in health care …

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Take A Stand On Racial Injustice: Perspectives From Mental Health Experts In Advocacy & Psychiatric Health Care

This timely and deeply affecting webinar features distinguished mental health thought leaders sharing the impact of racism and its trauma …

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2020 MHA Minority Mental Health: Facts & Stats

Provided with permission from Mental Health America, a PsychU Supporter. To learn more about MHA, please visit their website at http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net.

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240,000 Physician Practice Staff Laid Off In April 2020 Due To Pandemic; 1% Of Total Layoffs

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CMS Finalizes Telehealth & ESRD Changes For Medicare Advantage

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Humana & National Quality Forum Say New Value-Based Payment Models Should Include Social Risks

As payers move toward population-based payment models, the National Qualify Forum (NQF) and Humana believe that the models should evaluate …

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CMS Continues Efforts To Expand Access To Telehealth Services

On April 30, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued regulatory changes to further expand beneficiary access …

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CMS Approves Washington State 1115 Medicaid COVID-19 Emergency Waiver, Will Allow Higher HCBS Rates To Maintain Capacity

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Behavioral Health Provider Organizations Can Accept Donations Of Devices & Data Plans To Facilitate Telehealth During The COVID-19 Outbreak

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Permanent Supportive Housing Reduced Pennsylvania Medicaid Beneficiaries’ Spending By 13% Per Person

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Iowa Inadequately Monitored Its Medicaid Health Home Provider Organizations

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CMS Issues Recommendations To Re-Open Health Care Systems In Areas With Low Incidence Of COVID-19

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Los Angeles Launches Pilot Entrepreneurship Program For People With Housing Insecurity Or Homelessness

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Five-City Pilot Program Pairs Older Veterans With Volunteer Companions To Help Veterans Remain In Their Homes

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Interacting With First Responders

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Interacting With First Responders

Approximately 15% of men and 30% of women jailed have a serious mental illness (SMI).1 Educated first responders can potentially …

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Understanding & Managing Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Dr. Croft provides insight into civilian medical and mental health service providers treating veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. …

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Making Trauma-Informed Care A Scalable Reality

Trauma gets a lot of attention in health and human services. We know that one in six adults have four …

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California Medicaid To Pay For Trauma Screenings Beginning January 1, 2020

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Building A Trauma-Informed Network—One Health Plan’s Approach

The effects of trauma have been in the headlines too much over the past few weeks. Most recently, trauma from …

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How To Build Effective Programs That Meet Payers’ Focus On Social Determinants Of Health: Will The New Codes Pave The Way? (SDoH Series Part 2)

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Social determinants of health (SDoH) as “The conditions in which people are born, grow, …

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Addressing Social Determinants: Impacting Health & Wellness Beyond Traditional Medicine (SDoH Series Part 1)

Social determinants of health (SDoH) – like socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment, social support networks, and access …

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Giving Mental Illness A Voice: Patient Perspectives On Self-Disclosure & Stigma

Individuals living with mental illness often struggle with disclosing their mental health condition to others like friends, family, and employers, …

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National & State Behavioral Health Systems: Changes On The Horizon

Over the past two years, legislative changes have had a significant impact on the behavioral health industry landscape, particularly in …

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Trauma Informed Care: Relevance In Primary Care & Mental Health Settings

In this interview, Dr. Bahr describes trauma informed care and why health care providers should be aware of and implement …

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Humanizing Bipolar Disorder: David’s Story Of Hope, Recovery, & Wellness

Individuals living with mental health conditions are often marginalized by society, and stigmatization and discrimination may form a barrier to …

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The Aftermath Of Suicide: What Can Be Done & How Should We Talk About It?

Recent Center for Disease Control statistics indicate a 28% rise in suicide-related deaths between 1999-2016 in the United States. Suicide …

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Psychiatric Distress Presenting In Primary Care (Part 6 Of 9)

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Webinar Summary – The Evolution Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Focus On Diagnostic, Evaluation, & Treatment Advances

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Preparing For & Providing Mental Health Services (Part 1 Of 9)

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Engendering Resiliency & Perseverance (Part 4 Of 9)

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Debriefing After A Traumatic Event: Self-Care For Emergency Health Care Professionals

Kim Lonergan, RN, MSN, Medical Science Liaison (MSL) for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC), has served as a …

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Debriefing & Self-Care For Health Care Professionals (Part 5 Of 9)

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A Personal Account Of The CIT Model Of Police Response In Oklahoma City – An Interview With Msgt. Corey Nooner (Part 2)

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The Crisis Intervention Team Model Of Police Response To Mental Health Crises (Part 1)

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Social Determinants Of Behavioral Health: Addressing Suicide In The Community

In 2015 suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming the lives of an estimated 44,193 people,1 and …

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Cultural Considerations In The Management Of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder

A patient’s cultural background can influence factors such as when, how, and if they seek treatment, as well as their …

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Innovations In The Criminal Justice System For Individuals With Mental Illness

A 2014 study by the Treatment Advocacy Center* states that the number of mentally ill individuals in prisons and jails …

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Looking Beyond Mood & Psychosis: A Focus On Neurocognition

Historically, cognitive impairment was considered an artifact of patients’ symptoms, attention, or motivation problems, and as such, was an underappreciated …

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Dealing With Stigma In Mental Health: Are We Making Progress?

Individuals living with mental health conditions can face significant stigma, not only from the public, but also from health care …

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Co-Occurrence Of Substance Use Disorders With Mood Disorders & Psychosis

During this webinar Rebecca Roma, MD, Medical Director of the Community Treatment Team at Mercy Behavioral Health; and Robin Nelson, …

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BJA Launches Police-Mental Health Collaboration Toolkit

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Understanding The Role Of Social Determinants In Population Health Management

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define social determinants of health as economic and social conditions that influence the …

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Stigma In Mental Health: Breaking Down Barriers & Uncovering Opportunities

For individuals living with mental health disorders, stigmatization can form a barrier to seeking help and achieving recovery and social …

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Webinar Summary – Trauma Informed Care Across The Lifespan: A Nursing Perspective

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NAMI Recommendations For Addressing Police Officer Trauma Include Wellness Programs & Education

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