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A Recovery-Oriented Perspective & Approach To Behavioral Health Care: A Discussion Among A Peer & A Clinical Provider On Goals & Aspirations For Individuals With A Mental Health Condition

From the Part II of the webinar on “A Recovery-Oriented Perspective and Approach to Behavioral Health Care”, hear from Alison …

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The Next Crisis: Major Depressive Disorder – Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For October

Depression is one of the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting approximately 8% of American adults in a given year. Despite …

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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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PsychU Supporting Organization: An Interview With Caregiver Action Network

John Schall, Chief Executive Officer of Caregiver Action Network, and Nichole Goble, Programs Coordinator of Caregiver Action Network, sit down …

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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 …

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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 …

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Patient Perspective: Living With Binge Eating Disorder

Laura Kaponer, Certified Peer Support Specialist, sits down with Dr. Miranda Fisher to share her story on being diagnosed with …

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Patient Perspective: Impact Of Self-Stigma On Recovery

Laura Kaponer, Certified Peer Support Specialist, sits down with Dr. Miranda Fisher to share her perspective on how self-stigma can …

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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 …

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Antidepressant Use, & Hemorrhagic Stroke In Young Men & Women: A Discussion Of Article Findings With Pharmacy Corner Advisor, Megan Ehret

The focus of the article review is on the findings and implications of this January 2021 article from Stroke©.  The …

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Preventing Suicide: Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For September

Suicide is a critical issue across the globe. Nearly one million people worldwide die by suicide each year!  Death by …

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Patient Perspective: Self Advocacy In Mental Health

Laura Kaponer, Certified Peer Support Specialist, sits down with Dr. Miranda Fisher to share her perspective on the importance of …

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Patient Perspective: Wellness Strategies For Recovery From Mental Health Conditions

Laura Kaponer, Certified Peer Support Specialist, sits down with Dr. Miranda Fisher to discuss wellness strategies focused on improving mental …

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Patient Perspective: The Importance Of Mental Health Professionals

Laura Kaponer, Certified Peer Support Specialist, sits down with Dr. Miranda Fisher to share her perspective on the stigma mental …

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Patient Perspective: Living Under The Stigma Of Having An Invisible Disability

Laura Kaponer, Certified Peer Support Specialist, sits down with Dr. Miranda Fisher to share her story on being diagnosed with …

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Patient Perspective: Living With Borderline Personality Disorder

Laura Kaponer, Certified Peer Support Specialist, sits down with Dr. Miranda Fisher to share her story on being diagnosed with …

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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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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 …

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Pennsylvania Expands Access To Caregiver Support Program

On August 10, 2021, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) will implement a new law that expands caregiver access to …

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It’s All Good Here – Interview With Elizabeth Crane

Nurses are facing pressure, stress, fear, exhaustion, isolation and emotional trauma and often times don’t know how to “put the …

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Self-Disclosure Of Mental Health: An Interview With A Peer Support Specialist About His Journey Toward Recovery

Join Dwayne Mayes, a peer support coach, as he shares his personal experience with self-disclosure and gives viewers words of …

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Metrics & Improvement In Quality Outcomes: Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For August

In this interview, Dr. Megan Ehret, Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, discusses metrics and quality outcomes. Find out what types of …

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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 …

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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, …

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Patient Perspective: Impact Of Self-Stigma On Recovery

Laura Kaponer, Certified Peer Support Specialist, sits down with Dr. Miranda Fisher to share her perspective on how self-stigma can …

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Maryland & North Carolina Implementing New Laws To Permit Pharmacists To Administer Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics

During their 2021 legislative sessions, both Maryland and North Carolina enacted bills to allow pharmacists to administer long-acting injectable (LAI) …

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Pearls For Practice: First Responders – How Can We Support These Unsung Heroes?

First responders are usually the first on scene at any emergency or disaster and face the unknown dangers in order …

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Building Better Beings: PsychU Supporting Organizations Share Wellness Strategies

Stress and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic have brought the critical issues of mental health and burnout to the …

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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 …

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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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Workplace Mental Health: Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For July

In this interview, Dr. Megan Ehret, Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, discusses workplace mental health, an important topic particularly as we …

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NAMI: Mental Health Care Matters

Mental health treatment-therapy, medication and self-care, have made recovery a reality for most people experiencing mental illness. Although taking the …

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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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Let’s Talk About LGBTQIA+ & Mental Health

As we celebrate Pride Month, PsychU will be joining the LGBTQIA+ community in raising awareness of what it means to …

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Washington State To Launch Prison Alternatives For Non-Violent Felony Offenders With Serious Mental Illness

The Washington Department of Corrections is launching alternatives to prison for felony offenders diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI) under …

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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 …

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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 …

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Keeping Your “High Performers” From Burnout

Burnout is a word we’ve heard often in the past 14 months. In one 2021 study across different industries, age groups, and experience levels, …

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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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Nurses In Leadership Series: Dr. Karah Brashier

Join in the conversation as nurses across the country share their experiences, wisdom, and best practices that exemplify nursing at …

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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 …

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Recovery-Oriented Perspective & Approach (ROPA)

Listen to Amica Simmons-Yon, PharmD, PhD, Jacquelyn Canning, PharmD, BCPP, and Hiten Patadia, PharmD as they spill the tea about …

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Suicide Rates Lower Among People Using Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics Than Those Taking Oral Antipsychotics

Suicide rates are lower among those using long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAI) than those taking oral antipsychotics of the same compounds. …

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Mental Health Symptoms & Emergency Department Presentations Rise During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Federal survey data for April 2020 through February 2021 indicate that during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, …

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Pharmacist Role In Managing Patients with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD)

In this presentation, Bethany DiPaula, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP addresses the progression of the opioid epidemic, the impact of COVID-19 pandemic …

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Trauma Informed Care: Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For June

In this interview, Dr. Megan Ehret, Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, discusses trauma informed care, an important topic particularly as we …

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Recovery-Oriented Perspective & Approach (ROPA) To Behavioral Health Care: A Discussion Among A Clinician & A Peer Specialist On Acknowledgment & Addressing Of Recovery Challenges

Hear from Alison A. Carroll, LCSW-R and Dwayne Mayes, MS address questions from their webinar series on Recovery-Oriented Perspective and …

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Recovery-Oriented Perspective & Approach (ROPA) To Behavioral Health Care: A Discussion Among A Clinician & A Peer Specialist On Conveying Hope During One’s Recovery Journey

Join Alison A. Carroll, LCSW-R and Dwayne Mayes, MS, as they address questions from their webinar series on Recovery-Oriented Perspective …

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Recovery-Oriented Perspective & Approach (ROPA) To Behavioral Health Care: A Discussion Among A Clinician & A Peer Specialist On Inclusive Recovery

Hear from Alison A. Carroll, LCSW-R and Dwayne Mayes, MS, address questions from their webinar series on Recovery-Oriented Perspective and …

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Decreases In Local Psychiatric Bed Capacity May Be Associated With Subsequent Increases In Local Jail Populations

Decreases in local psychiatric bed capacity in the United States appear to be associated with subsequent increases in local jail …

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Focus On Primary Care: Adverse Childhood Events & Trauma Informed Care

Phillip Lai, Pharm.D., BCPP interviews PsychU’ PCP Corner Section Advisors, Brendan Montano, MD and W. Clay Jackson, MD on the …

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Justifying The Role Of A Clinical Pharmacist In Hospitals

In this interview, Andy M. Williams, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP discusses and shares specific tools and examples around justifying the role …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan Series: Older Adult Infographic

In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by mental illness. The month of May has been designated as National Mental Health Awareness Month. PsychU joins the national …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Identifying Children At Risk For Mental Health Disorders With Dr. Mojgan Makki

Dr. Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP shares her perspectives with Dr. Jacquelyn Canning on identifying children, adolescents, and young adults at …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Dr. Mojgan Makki Discusses Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Listen in as Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP describes some of the differing definitions and challenges surrounding neurodevelopmental disorders in child …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Dr. Mojgan Makki On Sleep In Children With Impulse Control And/Or Conduct Disorders

In this interview, Dr. Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP talks with Dr. Jacquelyn Canning about the importance of sleep in children …

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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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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan Series: Youth Mental Health – Stats & Supporting Organizations Infographic

In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by mental illness. The month of May has been designated as …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: An Interview With Jennifer Rothman, Senior Manager, Youth & Young Adult Initiatives, NAMI

In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by mental illness.  The month of May has been designated as National Mental Health …

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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 Wellness Across The Lifespan: Mental Health In Older Adults

 

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PsychU is supported by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC), Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OAPI), and Lundbeck, LLC …

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Mental Health In Children: Statistics & Supporting Organizations

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Mental Health Journey: Voices From Individuals With Lived Experience On Self-Disclosure, Recovery, & Hope

Talking about mental illness can be risky and challenging for many who are suffering from a mental health condition. In …

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Clinical Trial Basics Handout or Brochure

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Clinical Trials Fact Sheet

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: An Interview With Dr. Mojgan Makki

In this presentation, Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP describes some of the more common psychiatric, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental disorders in child …

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Self-Medication & Substance Abuse In Mental Health: A Caregiver’s Perspective

In this interview, Kathy Day answers questions pertaining to self-medication and substance abuse in individuals with mental health conditions.

Kathy Day, …

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Consumers Can Now Get Mental Health Services At CVS. Where?

As usual, a lot has been happening in the care of consumers with chronic and complex conditions.
Despite the pause on …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan

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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 …

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2021 Toolkit

Mental Health America (MHA) started Mental Health Month in 1949 to communicate the importance of mental health to overall health. MHA …

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Nurse Wellness: A Call To Action

Worldwide, nurses are on the frontlines caring for the sick and injured of society. The presence of COVID-19 and the …

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Value-Added Pharmacist-Run Programs In Hospitals

In this presentation, Melissa Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, BCGP addresses value-added pharmacist-run programs in hospitals including creating specific, measurable, attainable, …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: An Interview With Paul Gionfriddo, President & CEO Of Mental Health America (MHA)

In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by mental illness.  The month of May have been designated as …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: An Interview With The Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Program Manager Hannah Zeller, MSW

In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by mental illness.  The month of May have been designated as …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For May

In this interview, Dr. Ehret, Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, discusses mental wellness across the lifespan focusing on youth, adults and …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: An Interview With John Budin, MD, DBSA Board Member

In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by mental illness.  The month of May have been designated as National Mental Health …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: A Series To Celebrate Mental Health Awareness

In the United States, millions of Americans are impacted by mental illness and/or substance abuse.  The month of May was …

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National Certified Peer Specialists (NCPS)

Opportunities for peers to work in a variety of systems and settings to support individuals in achieving and maintaining recovery …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: An Interview With Marjorie Morrison

In this interview, Marjorie Morrison, CEO & Co-founder of Psych Hub, describes the creation and evolution of Psych Hub, one …

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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, …

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NAMI: Common Warning Signs of Mental Illness

Diagnosing Mental Illness isn’t a straightforward science. We can’t test for it the same way we can test blood sugar …

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A Recovery-Oriented Perspective & Approach To Behavioral Health Care: A Discussion Among A Peer & A Clinical Provider On Treatment Decision Making

From the Part II of the webinar on “A Recovery-Oriented Perspective and Approach to Behavioral Health Care”, hear from Alison …

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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 …

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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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2020 National Forum Interview: Dr. John Kern

Dr. John Kern responded to some follow-up questions after participating in the 2020 National Forum titled “Bridging the Care Continuum,” …

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2020 National Forum Interview: Dr. Ken Duckworth

Dr. Ken Duckworth responded to some follow-up questions after participating in the 2020 National Forum titled “Bridging the Care Continuum,” …

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2020 National Forum Interview: Dr. Henry Chung

Dr. Henry Chung responded to some follow-up questions after participating in the 2020 National Forum titled “Bridging the Care Continuum,” …

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Discussion Of Identifying Profiles Of Patients With Bipolar I Disorder Who Would Benefit From Maintenance Therapy With A Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotic

Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA; Joseph F. Goldberg, MD participated in a recent roundtable meeting, discussing the use of long-acting …

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Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For April: Comorbidities In Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

In this interview, Dr. Ehret, Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, discusses comorbidities in SUD, impact of COVID-19 on opioid crisis as …

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A World Without

This video, developed by Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), the amazing accomplishments of some of history’s most notable figures …

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B4Stage4 – Where To Get Help

When you’ve decided to seek help for a possible mental health condition, knowing what resources are available and where to …

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Perspectives On International Guidelines For Depression

Clinical depression is a challenging diagnosis across the world. International Consensus Guidelines have been developed by key thought leaders to …

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Bipolar Disorder: Tips & Pearls For Clinical Practice

World Bipolar Day (WBD) – an initiative of the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD), the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), …

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Neuropsychiatric Symptoms In Alzheimer’s Disease: A Focus On Agitation

This webinar archive is a discussion on neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease, with a focus on agitation. Drs. Jeffrey Cummings, …

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Pharmacist Spotlight – Bethany A DiPaula, Pharm.D., BCPP, FASHP

The Pharmacist Corner would like to highlight pharmacists working in the mental health field and why PsychU is helpful to …

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Focus On Primary Care: Lessons On Mental Health One Year After The Pandemic

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. In the year since, the world has …

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Trends In Behavioral Health: Social Determinants Of Health & Peer Support: Playing A Role In Mental Health Treatment & Recovery During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Social determinants of health (SDoH) is something that has long been on payers’ minds when it comes to mental health. …

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The STARR Coalition Seeks To Destigmatize Mental Health Research Through Innovative Initiatives & Programs

Join Luke Kramer, Executive Director of the Starr Coalition, as he discusses stigma involved in mental health research, goals for …

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The STARR Coalition Supports Mental Health Clinical Research By Fostering Goodwill Among Stakeholders & Trust Within Communities

Meet Luke Kramer, Executive Director of the STARR Coalition, as he describes the importance of stakeholders working together to reduce …

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Why Unpaid Caregivers Should Be On Your Post-COVID Radar

The headline “Informal Caregivers Now Eligible For Vaccine” is eye-catching. California is prioritizing vaccine access for “informal caregivers”—defined as unpaid family …

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The Confess Project Aims To Improve Community & Promote Mental Health “Through The Barber Chair, One Client At A Time.”

Meet Lorenzo Lewis and The Confess Project, a nonprofit that is building a culture of mental health for boys and …

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Women’s Mental Health & Wellness: Pearls For Practice & Daily Living

Women’s mental health are driven by various physiological, neurological, social, and cultural constructs. In this discussion, Tony will ask Sara …

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CMS Announces Primary Care First Model Participants; Program To Begin January 1

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Recovery Oriented Language Glossary

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A Recovery-Oriented Perspective & Approach To Behavioral Health Care: A Discussion Among A Peer & A Clinical Provider (ROPA Series Part 1)

Recovery is possible for most individuals living with a mental health condition and this is a process that can improve …

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85% Of Primary Care Clinicians Report Patients’ Mental Health Decreased; 31% Report Rise In Addictions

Nearly a third of primary care clinicians (31%) have seen a rise in health care consumers with addiction, based on …

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PsychU Thanks Dr. Sloan Manning!

The PsychU Community thanks Dr. Sloan Manning for his contributions to improving mental health care. Dr. Manning is the founding …

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Quality Assurance Initiatives In Psychiatric Pharmacy

In this presentation, Melissa Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, BCGP and Andrew Williams, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP address administrative, regulatory, and clinical …

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COVID-19: Perspectives Of The Health Care Provider As The Patient

In this webinar, Sloan Manning, MD, PsychU Primary Care Provider Section Advisor, and Alan “Tony” Amberg, MS, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, …

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Public Awareness Of Mental Health First Aid & Perception Of Community Pharmacists As Mental Health First Aid Providers

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November Is National Family Caregivers Month

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Lipid Disorders & Major Depressive Disorder: Case Study

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Influence Of Media On COVID-19 Experience

In her 2018 interview on mental health around 9/11, Dr. Kelly Stein-Marcus’ closing comments were on the effect of media …

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Integration Of Behavioral Health Care & Primary Health Care: The Past, The Present & The Future

The integration of behavioral health care into primary care is one approach to bridging the care continuum and increasing access …

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Vaccines & Vaccine Development (Part 3 Of 3-Part Viruses, Vaccines & Inflammation: Neurological Perspectives Series)

Adaptive immune responses and/or effective vaccines are required to safeguard mankind from many viruses that rely on a human host …

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Digital Technologies For Major Depressive Disorder

Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, …

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Future Of Health Care Beyond 2020 Series: Interview With C. Brendan Montano, MD

In this interview, C. Brendan Montano, MD, PsychU Primary Care Provider Section Advisor, discusses the future of health care beyond …

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Future Of Health Care Beyond 2020 Series: Interview With Sloan Manning, M.D.

In this interview, Sloan Manning, M.D., PsychU Primary Care Provider Section Advisor, discusses the future of health care beyond the …

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Future Of Health Care Beyond 2020 Series: Interview With Dwayne Mayes

In this interview, Dwayne Mayes, PsychU Patient and Caregiver Section Co-Advisor, discusses the future of health care beyond the COVID-19 …

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Managing A Pandemic: A Pharmacist’s Perspective

In this presentation, Melissa Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, BCGP, Residency Program Director, Riverside University Health System; Andrew Williams, PharmD, BCPP, …

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Psychiatry Perspectives On Patient Care In A Post-Pandemic World (Part 2 Of 2-Part Series)

The novel coronavirus pandemic has had a substantial impact on mental health, as well as on its treatment. In the second part of a two-part webinar series on psychiatry perspectives in a post-pandemic world, Richard Weisler, MD, and Allan Chrisman, MD, build upon the dialogue of the pandemic’s impact on health care providers and first responders discussed in “Psychiatry Perspectives On COVID-19: Impact On Health Care Providers & First Responders And A Path Forward (Series 1 of 2)” and shift the focus to discuss the ways in which COVID-19 has affected individuals’ mental health and well-being. They also discuss new innovations and technological approaches to psychiatric patient care and identify effective treatment methods. Moderated by Phillip Lai, PharmD, BCPP, this webinar closes with Drs. Chrisman and Weisler charting a path forward out of the more lingering effects of COVID-19.

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Allan Chrisman, MD
Associate Professor Emeritus, Duke University School of Medicine

Richard Weisler, MD
Psychiatrist, Richard H. Weisler, MD & Associates; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine; Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center

Phillip Lai, PharmD, BCPP
Medical Science Liaison, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

 

 

Allan Chrisman, MD, is an Associate Professor Emeritus at Duke University School of Medicine. During his 40 years of practice in general, adult, and child psychiatry, he worked on inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings. He practiced for nearly 14 years at Harvard Community Health Plan (a health maintenance organization [HMO]), where he was a consultant to pediatric and internal medicine practices. Since retiring, he has pursued his interest in disaster mental health as an American Red Cross Disaster Health Services & Disaster Mental Health Volunteer. Dr. Chrisman received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine.

Richard Weisler, MD, has had a psychiatric practice since 1980 where he and his team follow more than 2,000 patients with a mixture of psychiatric disorders. He is an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine, where he has served for many years as Chairman of the Board of Visitors for the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Weisler also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.

Phillip Lai, PharmD, BCPP, is a Medical Science Liaison with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

PsychU is supported by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC), Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OAPI), and Lundbeck, LLC – committed supporters of the mental health treatment community. The opinions expressed by PsychU’s contributors are their own and are not endorsed or recommended by PsychU or its sponsors. The information provided through PsychU is intended for the educational benefit of mental health care professionals and others who support mental health care. It is not intended as, nor is it a substitute for, medical care, advice, or professional diagnosis. Health care professionals should use their independent medical judgement when reviewing PsychU’s educational resources. Users seeking medical advice should consult with a health care professional. No CME or CEU credits are available through any of the resources provided by PsychU. Some of the contributors may be paid consultants for OPDC, OAPI, and / or Lundbeck, LLC.

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Managing Mental Health During & In The Aftermath Of A Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has exerted significant effects on mental health. The prescription of anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications has increased, as …

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The Effect Of A National Pandemic On The Patient With Bipolar Disorder

Join Dr. Joseph Goldberg and Dr. Terence Ketter for a wide-ranging discussion with Dri Wang, PharmD, a Senior Medical Science …

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Pharmacists Authorized To Test For COVID-19

New Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) guidelines, announced April 8, 2020, authorize licensed pharmacists to order and administer …

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FDA Guidance Update: Digital Health Devices For Treating Psychiatric Disorders During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has played a critical role in protecting the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic …

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National Quality Forum Endorses Four Behavioral Health Measures

National Quality Forum recently endorsed four behavioral health quality measures. The measures address maximum hours of physical restraint use or …

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The Psychological Impact Of COVID-19 On Health Care Workers At Tongji Hospital In Wuhan

Note from the original article posting: “This article is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed. It reports new medical …

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Two Distinct Subtypes Of Schizophrenia Discovered

A machine learning analysis of brain imaging revealed that there are two subtypes of schizophrenia. About 60% of people with …

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20% Of Informal Unpaid Caregivers Report Fair Or Poor Health

About 20% of informal caregivers to a person with a disability self-reported being in fair or poor overall health in …

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Are Interventions For Reducing Stigma Toward People With Severe Mental Illness Effective?

People with severe mental illnesses—including schizophrenia, psychosis, and bipolar disorder—often experience serious social and economic hardship because of their illness. …

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Impulsivity Under Crisis: COVID-19’s Impact On Those With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Or Binge Eating Disorder

In this interview, Dr. Jon Grant discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on individuals with impulse control disorders, more …

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Perspectives From The COVID-19 US Epicenter With Dr. René Kahn, Schizophrenia Section Advisor

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The Role Of Nurses In Reducing Stigma Associated With Mental Health Conditions

Nurses are uniquely qualified to educate and inform others, provide support, and take specific action to reduce stigmatizing practices and …

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Impact Of Second-Generation Antipsychotics

Dr. Rajiv Tandon outlines treatment options for individuals with schizophrenia and the impact the illness can have on their daily functioning. …

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COVID-19 & Your Mental Health

Provided with permission from Mental Health America, a PsychU Supporting Organization. To learn more about MHA, please visit their website …

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The Public’s Mental Health Burden During COVID-19: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depressive Symptoms, & Sleep Quality

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization categorized COVID-19 as a pandemic. From December 2019 to February 15, 2020, …

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Consumers Abusing Opioid & Alternative Prescriptions For Chronic Pain

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Paid Sick Leave & Expanded Family Leave Due To COVID-19

FFCRA implements the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. Both go into …

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Metrocare & North Texas Behavioral Health Authority Reach Contract Agreement Contract Following Rate Dispute

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed With $3.47 Billion In Funding & New Mandates

On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), House Resolution (HR) 6201 was signed into law, with …

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12-Step Models Yield Higher Alcohol Abstinence Rates Than Evidence-Based Psychotherapies

Twelve-step facilitation counseling (TSF) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) interventions that are “manualized” to deliver standardized content in a modular fashion …

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Coping With Stigma: Does A Targeted Intervention Help?

The strength of stigma against mental illness has not declined in recent years; in fact, according to some research, it …

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Does Targeting Stigma Improve Quality Of Life For Individuals With Schizophrenia Or Major Depression?

Stigma against mental illness has not declined in recent years; in fact, according to some research, it has increased. So …

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Technology & Adherence: Pharmacist Perspectives On Applicability & Implementation

Pharmacists can monitor medication adherence in several ways, in addition to traditional pill counting. Drs. Megan Ehret and Nathaniel Rickles …

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The Impact Of 2nd Generation Antipsychotic Side Effects On Functioning From Schizophrenia Patient Perspective: A Global Patient Centered Study

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Fighting Loneliness In Social Distancing: A Conversation With Dr. Gaurava Agarwal

PsychU has invited Dr. Gaurava Agarwal to share his expertise about how individuals can fight the sense of isolation and …

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Mental Health Education Roundtable: A Collaborative Discussion Among A Parent, Advocate & Educator

In July 2018, the state of New York became the first to require mental health instruction for all students, grades …

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Overcoming Stigma In Mental Health

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Fighting Loneliness In Social Distancing: A Conversation With Dr. Gaurava Agarwal

Dr. Gaurava Agarwal discusses the effect of social distancing, including loneliness, which he breaks down into three categories. He also …

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The Negative Psychological Effects Of Quarantining & How To Mitigate Them

Quarantine measures due to the COVID-19 outbreak are sweeping the globe. With widespread mandates in effect to shelter in place, …

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Joint Commission Releases New Enhanced Addiction Standards For Behavioral Health

On March 12, 2020, the Joint Commission released eight new addiction treatment standards for accredited behavioral health organizations. The new …

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Balancing Act: Preventing Burnout & Establishing Wellness For Health Care Professionals

In this interview, Dr. Gaurava Agarwal discusses the balancing act we all face to perform at our highest level, both …

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7.4% Of Homeless Veterans Overdosed During The Past Three Years, Alcohol Is Most Common Substance

About 7.4% of homeless veterans experienced an overdose between 2015 and 2018.. Alcohol was the most commonly involved substance. About …

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Does Stigma In First-Episode Psychosis Impact Outcomes?

Awareness and exploration of the scope and consequences of stigma toward mental illness in general—and psychotic disorders in particular—is a …

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HHS Begins Releasing $100 Billion CARES Act Funding To Provider Organizations For Relief Assistance & Treating The Uninsured

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Average U.S. Cost Per Inpatient Day In A Hospital Was $2,260 In 2018

The average adjusted cost per day of an inpatient hospital stay in state and local government community hospitals in the …

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Use Of Telemedicine & Technology In The Treatment Of Mental Health During The COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has increased the use of telemedicine to adapt to new social distancing guidelines. Transitioning to digital health …

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Substance Use Disorder Amid Pandemic

“Ninety meetings in 90 days”: This is one mantra repeated to and by many individuals early in recovery from substance …

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Digital Tools For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Considerations For Patients & Caregivers

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Balancing Act: Preventing Burnout For Health Care Professionals During The Coronavirus Pandemic & Times Of Crisis

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HHS Awards $1.3 Billion To Health Centers For COVID-19 Response, Can Be Used For Telehealth

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COVID-19 Could Raise Medicare Spending By As Much As $115 Billion Over Next Year

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Spry Health Launches Loop Signal Remote Monitoring Service To Reduce Avoidable Emergency Department Visits By People At-Risk, Confirmed, Or Suspected For COVID-19

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CDC Issues Interim Workplace Safety Practices For Critical Infrastructure Workers Exposed To COVID-19

On April 8, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued interim workplace safety practices for critical infrastructure …

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California Launches Project Roomkey Initiative To Secure Hotel & Motel Rooms To Protect Homeless Individuals From COVID-19

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Substance Use & The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation With The Experts

The COVID-19 crisis may be having a profound impact on the mental health of individuals worldwide. For those living with …

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Nurses’ Role In Behavioral Health During The Crisis Of COVID-19

Anxiety, fear, and trauma can be rampant during times of natural disaster. Kimberly Lonergan, RN, MSN, interviews Tony Amberg to …

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Coronavirus & Mental Wellbeing

News is everywhere about the swift spread of coronavirus and the deaths in its wake. There is much we do …

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Mobile Apps For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies

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Cannabis: Potential Risks & Benefits In Mental Health

How might the use of marijuana or its components affect behavioral or physical health? During this webinar, Joseph McEvoy, MD, …

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The Impact Of COVID-19 On Mental Health Care: Perspectives From A Peer Specialist

Today’s podcast will focus on COVID-19’s impact on the work of a peer specialist in mental health care. It will …

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Making Sense Of Uncertainty: A Discussion With New York City Metro Area Clinicians & A Peer Specialist On The Impact of COVID-19 On Psychiatry From The U.S. Epicenter

New York State is at the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, with more confirmed cases than …

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Effect On Advocacy: Perspective From Mental Health America

Mr. Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America (MHA), and Dr. Dennis Pabis, Senior Medical Science Liaison with …

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The Impact of COVID-19: A Conversation With Dr. Charles Raison, Major Depressive Disorder Section Advisor

Dr. Raison is internationally recognized for his studies examining novel mechanisms involved in the development and treatment of major depression …

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Implementing Technology Into The Management Of Patients With Mental Health Disorders: Resources

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Disclosing To Others Fact Sheet

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Resident’s Corner Challenge, Dr. Caitlin Wise

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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Navigating Legal & Financial Hurdles

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver for a relative with serious mental illness. Ms. Day answers questions …

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Patient & Family Guide To The CANMAT & ISBD Guidelines On The Management Of Bipolar Disorder

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Impact Of COVID-19 On Mental Health Care: Perspectives From A Psychiatrist & Primary Care Provider On Access & Treatment

The COVID-19 pandemic will permanently change mental health treatment, agree Drs. Madhukar Trivedi and Sloan Manning, a psychiatrist and a …

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Telemedicine In The Treatment Of Substance Use Disorder: Clinical & Payer Implications

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Telemedicine In The Treatment Of Substance Use Disorder

Some 21 million people in the United States have a substance use disorder (SUD) related to their use of alcohol, …

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Mental Health Outcomes Among Frontline Care Providers Treating COVID-19

In the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers have been subject to significant …

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COVID-19 Resource & Information Guide

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Mental Health In The COVID-19 Era

The news about COVID-19 is relentless: an ever-escalating number of confirmed cases, portents of economic meltdown, ominous images of barren …

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Coronavirus & Mental Well-Being

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Mindfulness In The Treatment Of PTSD

Up to 75% of individuals in North America experience trauma at some point in their lives. Rape, combat, childhood abuse—all …

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2020 Toolkit

Throughout May each year, we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM). Since 1949, Mental Health America (MHA) has been leading …

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World Bipolar Day 2020

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Adherence & The Role For New Technologies

Nonadherence to medication is a serious problem in mental health care. In this webinar, Dawn Velligan, PhD, and Craig Chepke, …

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Trends In Mental Health Treatment & Psychological Distress: How Related?

The opioid use crisis. Rising suicidality. Greater treatment by antidepressants and other psychotropic medications. An increased utilization of mental health …

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My Promise As A Mental Health Nurse

In 2015, I embarked on an academic journey at the University of San Francisco where I completed my master’s degree …

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Integrating Behavioral Care At A Nurse-Led Clinic

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Ask The Peer Support Specialist: Self-Medication & Substance Abuse

In this interview, Dwayne Mayes sits down with PsychU to explain why individuals may engage in self-medication and substance abuse, …

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Walgreens & Microsoft Launch First In-Store ‘Health Corners’

In partnership with Microsoft, Walgreens Boots Alliance has opened the first in-store “health corners” in 12 Tennessee pilot locations. The …

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

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Hospitals Spent $2.5 Billion On Social Determinant Programs From 2017 To 2019

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New Federal Coronavirus Bill Waives Medicare Telehealth Restrictions

Federal legislation signed into law on March 6, 2020 to address national preparation and response to 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) includes …

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Caregiver Wellness & Self-Care

Renée Cavallaro, a licensed clinical social worker, explains wellness and self-care, as well as why both are important for caregivers. …

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App-Supported Smartphone Interventions for Mental Health Problems

A significant number of people in the United States with mental health problems do not receive treatment. According to statistics …

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Sleep Disturbances & Depression: Understanding The Relationship To Improve Patient Outcomes

Sleep is a vital, physiological state involving multiple regulatory processes. Sleep disturbances are often comorbid with various neuropsychiatric, neurodegenerative and …

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Utilizing PsychU As A Resident

Dr. Pankaj Manocha, MD shares his perspective as a member of PsychU during his fellowship. Dr. Manocha attended his first …

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Georgia Submits Medicaid Expansion Waiver With Mandatory 80-Hour Per Month Community Engagement Requirements

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16 States Allow Home Care Aides Only 40 Hours Per Week To Avoid Violating The DOL Home Care Rule

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Substance Abuse, Mental Illness The Largest Predictors Of Frequent ED Use

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) OF 2010 was the largest expansion of health services in the United States in more …

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VA Proposes Rule For Faith-Based Organizations

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Absence of Major Depression & Substance Use Disorder More Likely After Recovery from Eating Disorder

Those with an eating disorder (ED) frequently have psychiatric comorbidities; estimates range between 56% and 98%. Such comorbidities contribute to …

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Mobile Apps For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics (LAIs) Fact Sheet

 

This fact sheet provides an overview of long-acting injectable antipsychotics and the advantages/disadvantages associated with this treatment option.

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Can Early Intervention’s Effect On Lifetime Costs Of Serious Mental Illness Be Measured?

Serious mental illness (SMI) is a disabling condition—and because it develops early in life, it brings with it a lifetime …

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Medication Adherence Technology For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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Telepsychiatry In Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s Integrated Model Cut Potentially Preventable Emergency Department & Inpatient Utilization By 18%

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Cigna Reports Combined Medical, Pharmacy & Behavioral Benefits Reduces Annual Costs By More Than $207 Per Covered Life

Cigna reports its commercial members with integrated medical, pharmacy, and behavioral benefits had annual medical costs of averaging $207 less …

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Digital Assessments & Interventions For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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A Prescription For Pharmacist Intervention

Despite the well-known prevalence of mental health conditions, they are woefully undertreated. Consider this: About one in five Americans has …

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PsychU National Forum: Future Of Technology & Mental Health

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Georgetown Home Care Hospital Collaboration Program Reduces Readmissions by 44%

A pilot collaboration program between Georgetown Home Care (GHC) and Medstar Georgetown University Hospital reduced preventable readmissions by 44% among …

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More Than A Third Of People Who Completed Abstinence-Based Addiction Treatment Remained Abstinent For Six Months

Six months after attending abstinence-based addiction treatment, 35.6% of more than 1,400 consumers reported that they had been abstinent for …

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Managing Metabolic Side Effects With Combination Therapy: Antipsychotics & Antidepressants

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PursueCare Launches Telehealth Addiction Treatment Programs For Rural Populations In Kentucky & West Virginia

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Pharmacist Corner Flyer

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PsychU 360 Magazine

PsychU 360 – January 2020

Despite vast improvements in diagnosis and treatment over the last half-century, mental illness is underdiagnosed and …

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Leveraging Digital Technology For Better Mental Health Care

Despite vast improvements in diagnosis and treatment over the last half-century, mental illness is underdiagnosed and undertreated.
The reasons are many …

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Follow-Up Q&A With Dr. Sloan Manning & Paul Gionfriddo – Giving Mental Illness A Voice: Patient Perspectives On Self-Disclosure & Stigma

During this follow-up podcast, Dr. Sloan Manning and Paul Gionfriddo respond to additional questions from their May 23, 2019 webinar, …

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Can A Smartphone App Be Used To Identify Behavior Trends For A Clinical Study Of Youth?

It’s no surprise that the idea of using smartphone apps for mental health research and clinical care has been gaining …

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Primary Care Trends In Behavioral Health

Dr. Manning provides an update on trends in behavioral health and their impact on primary care. To read about this …

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The Health Plans Have It!

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Key Findings From The 2019 PsychU National Forum: Future Of Technology & Mental Health

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Mental Health America: Bell Seal For Workplace Mental Health

Employees want workplaces that are stable, supportive, and less stressful. Employers want employees who are engaged, productive, and loyal. By …

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How Do Bipolar Disorder Type I & Type II Differ?

Traditionally, bipolar disorder type II (BDII) has been thought to be less severe—and less disabling—than bipolar disorder type I (BDI). …

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Half Of U.S. Population Projected To Have Obesity By 2030

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FCC Unanimously Approves ‘988’ As National Suicide Prevention Hotline

On December 12, 2019, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously approved “988” as the official phone number for suicide …

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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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Out-Of-Network Office Visits More Than 7.0 Times More Likely For Behavioral Health Than Primary Care

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Painting A Broader Picture: Cognitive Remediation As A Nonpharmacologic Option For Treating Secondary Symptom Targets In Schizophrenia

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Types Of Mental Health Professionals Fact Sheet

This fact sheet, created by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), provides an overview of the different types of …

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Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) “I’m Here” Initiative

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Depression Affects One-Third Of People With Lung Cancer

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Telemedicine Provision: One State As A Case Study

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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Digital Health Questions

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver for a relative with serious mental illness. Ms. Day offers her …

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Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is A Cost-Effective Intervention For Soldiers At-Risk Of Suicide

Brief cognitive behavioral therapy (BCBT) is a cost-effective intervention for active-duty soldiers who are at risk of suicide. Using the …

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Telepsychiatry: Implementation & Best Practices

Dr. Mehdi Qalbani discusses his experience providing telepsychiatry in the Information Age. Topics include regulatory concerns, practice guidelines, and web-side …

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Michigan Sued Over Planned Medicaid Work Requirements

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Expanding Your Integration Reach With Chronic Disease Mgmt & SDOH

All paths in the health and human services field seem to lead to more integrated consumer care coordination. Yet participating …

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Daily Cannabis Use Results In 50% Lower Odds Of Using Illicit Opioids Among Those With Chronic Pain

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HHS Finalizes Hospital Price Transparency Rules & Proposes That Insurers Share Network Prices

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Depression Accounted For 44% Of 2018 Pennsylvania Mental Disorder Hospital Stays

In 2018, depression accounted for 44% of hospital stays for mental health issues in Pennsylvania. This was followed by schizophrenia …

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Medicare Enrolling Opioid Treatment Programs For New Bundled Payment Program

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Telehealth User Satisfaction Is High

User satisfaction is high among consumers who have used telehealth services, according to a J.D. Power survey. The overall customer …

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Absence of Major Depression & Substance Use Disorder More Likely After Recovery From Eating Disorder

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Social Cognition Treatment In Schizophrenia: Status & Opportunities

Individuals with schizophrenia struggle to interact with others due to impaired social cognition. Four capabilities in particular are compromised: 1.) …

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Major Depressive Disorder In Chronic Kidney Disease

Major Depressive Disorder affects more than 260 million people worldwide1. The reported prevalence of depression in patients with Chronic Kidney …

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Oklahoma Expands Virtual Pharmacist Program, Uses AI To Generate Treatment Plans

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CVS MinuteClinic Expands Telehealth Offering To Michigan, Pennsylvania & South Carolina

On October 8, 2019, CVS Health announced that it has expanded its MinuteClinic telehealth offering to Michigan, Pennsylvania, and South …

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Cognitive Remediation: What Is the Impact of Peer Interaction?

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Individuals With Diabetes & Behavioral Health Disorders Have Higher Risk Of Long-Term Medical Complications

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Recovery After Initial Schizophrenic Episode – Early Treatment Program (RAISE-ETP) Interview With Dr. John Kane

John M. Kane provides commentary on the results of the Recovery After Initial Schizophrenic Episode – Early Treatment Program (RAISE-ETP) …

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Sam’s Club Launches Health Care Pilot Program For Members

On September 26, 2019, Sam’s Club announced the launch of “Sam’s Club Care Accelerator Together with Humana,” a discount health …

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James T. Kenney – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, James T. Kenney, explains what PsychU means to him and how it can impact patients and health …

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Popular Mobile Games Can Be Used To Detect Signs Of Cognitive Decline

Popular mobile games can be used to detect signs of cognitive decline. Game-related metrics on existing off-the-shelf games, including Tetris, …

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Why Guidelines Matter

OPEN MINDS last survey of health plans found a marked increase in the reported required use of professional guidelines – …

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CPAP Provides Relief From Depression

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment provides relief from depression in those with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This is true …

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Veteran Suicide Rate At 1.5 Times That For Non-Veteran Adults

In 2017, the rate of veteran suicide was 1.5 times that for non-veteran adults, after adjusting for age and sex. …

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Sleep In Behavioral Health

In this podcast, Sana Johnson-Quijada, MD, highlights the importance of sleep in overall behavioral health and discusses goals for better …

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Psychiatric Medication Group Best Practice For Pharmacists

This podcast highlights pharmacist-run medication group sessions for patients with mental illness. Drs. Melissa Mitchell and Andrew Williams share their …

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Surviving Suicide: Interview with Laura Kaponer, Peer Support Specialist

Laura Kaponer, Peer Support Specialist discusses the stigma faced by survivors of a suicide attempt and highlights some of the …

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Addressing Psychiatric Readmissions

Psychiatric inpatient hospitalization presents a significant challenge for patients, payers, and the overall health care system. This white paper will …

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Dr. Nicole Meade discusses suicide awareness and prevention, a topic that is extremely important to our community. Dr. Meade examines …

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Adults Treated For Chronic Pain Are 14% Of The Population & Account For Half Of Opioid Prescriptions

Adults treated for chronic pain comprised approximately 14% of all adults, and account for approximately 52.8% of all prescription fills. …

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Lean Into Mindfulness

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Dr. Nicole Meade discusses suicide awareness and prevention, a topic that is extremely important to our community. Dr. Meade examines …

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Meet The Treatment Team: Physician Assistant

In this interview, Catherine Judd, MS, PA-C, CAQ-Psy, discusses the role a physician assistant plays in the mental health team. …

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Meet The Treatment Team: Physician Assistant

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How To Avoid Digital Culture Shock

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Suicide Stratification Risk Models & The Role Of Pharmacists In Suicide Education & Prevention

Traditionally, pharmacists provide medication education and monitor side effects of patients. In a recent study exploring pharmacist comfort in the …

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Managing Your Team To ‘Tech Savvy’

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Addiction By The Numbers

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Mind Full Or Mindful?

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Medicare To Add Opioid Addiction Treatment As Telehealth Service

For calendar year 2020, Medicare will add new codes for telehealth services that include a bundled episode of care for …

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Preventing Suicide in the Clinical Setting: Reasons for Hope

Worldwide, nearly 800,000 people die of suicide each year.1 In this webinar, effective suicide prevention strategies, such as placing a …

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Proposed Roles Of Modulating Norepinephrine In Psychiatric Illnesses

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CVS Health Launches New Social Care Network With Unite Us

CVS Health has announced a collaboration with Unite Us, a social care coordination platform. Together, CVS Health and Unite Us …

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Private Practices Less Likely To Invest In EHR Technology

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40 States & D.C. Have Expanded Telemedicine Coverage Or Reimbursement Since 2017

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Ready To Collect More Cash?

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The Growing Push For Medicaid ACOs

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21.8% Of U.S. Adults Experienced A Disability In 2010

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So, How Will Facebook Handle Medical Misinformation?

Facebook recently made a promise to help users get accurate health information and reduce the prevalence of medical misinformation. Facebook …

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Behavioral Health HEDIS® Measures: An Annual Update From NCQA©

The most-used tool in health care for improving performance is the Healthcare Effectiveness Data Information Set (HEDIS®). HEDIS® asks how …

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Behavioral Health HEDIS® Measures: An Annual Update From NCQA

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Multiple Chronic Conditions Can Hasten Cognitive Decline

Living with multiple chronic conditions (i.e., multimorbidity) can hasten cognitive decline. This cognitive decline includes faster declines in global cognition, …

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12-Month Suicide Rate Following Psychiatric Discharge Is 2.41 Per 1,000 Discharges

During the 12 months following discharge from a psychiatric hospital, the suicide rate among consumers is 2.41 per 1,000 discharges. …

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Heart Disease Was Leading Cause Of Death In 2017; Cause-Of-Death Rankings Remain Unchanged Since 2016

In 2017, health disease was the leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for 23% of the total 2,179,857 …

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Introduction To Marijuana

Marijuana has become an ubiquitous topic of conversation, which is likely fueled by the changes and proposed changes to legislation …

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An Update On Pharmacogenetics Testing In Psychiatry With Dr. Joseph Goldberg

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Facebook To Limit Posts Promoting Medical Misinformation

On July 2, 2019, Facebook announced that it has taken steps to limit the reach of posts promoting medical misinformation. …

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Smoking Fact Sheet

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Marijuana Fact Sheet

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The Impact Of Opioid Use Disorders & The National Response

The opioid crisis in the U.S. has been well documented over the past several years. Sections of the country have …

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Follow Up Q&A With Dr. Rowland – The Role Of Glutamate In Mood Disorders & Schizophrenia

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PsychU Supporters: An Interview With Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC)

We invite you to listen to our interview with James McCreath, Ph.D., LCSW, VP of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry at …

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Follow Up Q&A With Dr. Rowland – The Role Of Glutamate In Mood Disorders & Schizophrenia

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PsychU Supporters: An Interview With Mental Health America (MHA)

Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America (MHA), sits down with PsychU to discuss the history and purpose …

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Communicating With Loved Ones Living With Serious Mental Illness: A Caregiver Perspective

At least 8.4 million Americans provide care to an adult with an emotional or mental health issue.1 Caregivers have identified …

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Current Treatments & Challenges For Individuals With Opioid Use Disorder

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PsychU Supporters: An Interview With Kevin Einbinder DBSA

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a non-profit organization providing support groups for people or families with depression …

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CVS To Expand HealthHUB® Format To 1,500 Stores Nationwide By 2021

On June 4, 2019, CVS Health (CVS) announced plans to transform 1,500 of its retail pharmacy locations into HealthHUB® locations …

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Mental Health America Minority Mental Health Month 2019 Toolkit

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Implementing Measurement-Based Care—From Idea To Action

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Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics & How To Give An Intramuscular Injection

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Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics & How to Give an Intramuscular Injection

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Use Of Digital Health Activity Trackers Linked To Better Medication Adherence

People who use digital health activity trackers tend to be more adherent in taking medications prescribed for chronic health conditions. …

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Telepsychiatry Improves Access To Mental Health Care In Rural Areas

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American Foundation For Suicide Prevention Project 2025

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Cognitive Function & Neuroprotection In Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia has a worldwide prevalence of approximately 1%.1 Individuals living with the disease often experience neurocognitive deficits, as well as …

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The Role Of Digital Health In Pharmacy: Innovations, Opportunities, & Barriers

Digital health technology can be used in a variety of settings to increase adherence, engage patients, and measure outcomes. This …

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Speaking Out About Self-Disclosure & Stigma: An Interview With Caroline Harris, BS, MSW(c)

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

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Opioid Use For Chronic Pain: Screening, Monitoring, & Interplay With Mental Health Conditions

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Recovery After Initial Schizophrenic Episode – Early Treatment Program (RAISE-ETP)

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The Neurobiology Of Endocannabinoids

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The Big Target For Specialty Provider Organizations—The Cost Of Comorbid Chronic Disease

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The Neurobiology Of Opioids

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PsychU Supporters: An Interview With The American Association Of Suicidology

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Medicaid Expansion Results In Fewer Addiction-Related Deaths

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How VBR Prioritizes Primary Care As The ‘Center’ Of Integration

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The Interplay Between Sleep & Physical Activity For Patients Living With Schizophrenia

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Resources & Provider Strategies To Address The U.S. Opioid Crisis

Where can clinicians find resources about opioid use disorder and evidence-based practices for opioid prescribing? What role can a primary …

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Introduction To Opioid Use Disorder

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The Continuing Challenge Of Stigma In Mental Health: An Interview With Kevin Einbinder, Vice President, Communications, Programs, & Chapter Relations at DBSA

Throughout the month of May each year, the health care community celebrates mental health awareness month. Hear from Kevin Einbinder …

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Celebrating 70 Years Of Mental Health Awareness With Paul Gionfriddo, President & CEO, MHA

Throughout the month of May each year, the health care community celebrates mental health awareness month. We sat down with …

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Pain Medication Questionnaire (PMQ)

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Mental Health Awareness: A Focus On Suicide & Stigma

Listen in as Dr. Rachel Self and Dr. Bryan Archuleta dive into the importance of raising mental health awareness and …

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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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State Of The Science 2019: REMS & Other Hot Topics In Bipolar Disorder Treatment

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Metrics, Oversight, Politics, & Treatment Decisions: Studying The Interrelation Between Risk & Protective Factors For Burnout Among VHA PTSD Specialty Clinic Teams

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Is It Suicide Risk Or Risk Of Psychiatric Illness? Re-Examining The Nature Of Sex-Specific Suicide Risk Factors

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Can MULTI Impact More Than Physical Health Outcomes Among An Inpatient Population With SMI?

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MDD Lifetime Occurrence For Women: Retrospective Analysis Indicates Adverse Adolescent Experiences Involving Emotional Neglect A Risk Factor

Background & Purpose

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), also referred to …

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State Of The Science 2019: Where Are We With Depression Care In The United States?

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Behavioral & Physical Health Integration: Barriers & Best Practices

Integrated care isn’t a new concept. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, integrated care helps patients and providers …

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Benefits & Challenges Of Smartphone Use In Mental Health

Pew Research Center statistics indicate that 95% of Americans now own some type of cellphone, and that 77% are smartphones.1 …

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State Of The Science 2019: Advances In Understanding & Treating Schizophrenia

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Behavioral Health Response Immediately Following A Mass Shooting (Part 8 Of 9)

In this interview, Deborah Blalock describes the behavioral health services immediately provided following the mass shooting which occurred on June …

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Long-Term Behavioral Health Services In Response To A Mass Shooting (Part 9 Of 9)

In this interview, Deborah Blalock describes the long-term behavioral health services being provided in her community, to the congregation and …

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Is There Value In Staffing Ratios?

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The Opioid Crisis: Perspectives From Addiction Specialists In Primary Care & Psychiatry

The United States is currently experiencing an opioid epidemic, impacting health care providers across all specialties, including those working in …

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Integrated Weight Loss & Mental Health Treatment Program Reduced Obesity & Depression

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Virtual Mental Health Delivery Systems Evolve

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Brief Risk Interview© (BRI)

The Brief Risk Interview© (BRI) was developed as a protocol to determine potential patient risk of violating a treatment agreement …

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Addressing The U.S. Opioid Epidemic: The Role Of The Primary Care Provider

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), every day more than 130 individuals within the United States die …

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A Welcome Message From Ms. Marla Moses, Section Advisor

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A Welcome Message From Dr. Sloan Manning, Section Advisor

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Cut Down, Annoyed, Guilty, Eye-Opener (CAGE)

The Cut Down, Annoyed, Guilty, Eye-Opener (CAGE) was designed to screen patient risk for alcohol abuse and dependence in the …

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