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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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COVID-19 Non-Physical Symptoms: The Effects On Anxiety, Depression & Mental Well-Being

In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a global pandemic. As of April …

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Introducing PsychU Nurses Corner Section Advisor Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

Julleah Johnson, PhD, and Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, discuss the PsychU Nurses Corner and the role of nurses …

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Psychological First Aid By Nurses, For Nurses: A Conversation With Alan “Tony” Amberg: Companion Video 2

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Psychiatry Perspectives On COVID-19: Impact On Health Care Providers & First Responders & A Path Forward (Part One in a Two-Part Series)

Moderated by Senior Medical Science Liaison, Jacquelyn Canning, PharmD, BCPP, this webinar identifies preliminary impacts of COVID-19 on the mental …

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Fact Sheet: Measurement Based Care (MBC) In Mental Health

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The EARLY Clinic Program: Treating First-Episode Psychosis

This informative recording features Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the …

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Maternal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

This podcast features Dr. Lisa Weinstock, a reproductive and perinatal psychiatrist, discussing mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy and in …

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Depression Associated With Greater Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

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Psychological First Aid By Nurses, For Nurses: A Conversation With Alan “Tony” Amberg: Companion Video 1

In this first of two companion videos to the popular webinar entitled “Psychological First Aid By Nurses, For Nurses: A …

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Fire Up Your Hybrid For The Recovery Race

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Comorbid Relationship Effects On Psychosocial Functioning In Bipolar Disorder

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Psychological First Aid By Nurses, For Nurses: A Conversation With Alan “Tony” Amberg

Nurses are incredibly resilient, but the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed significant challenges to those in the profession. Alan “Tony” Amberg, …

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Integrating Behavioral Care At A Nurse-Led Clinic: An Interview With Kent Alford

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A Call For Change: The Nurse Leader’s Role In Interprofessional Teams

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The Nurse’s Role In Integrating & Improving Behavioral Care

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

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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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Disclosing To Others Fact Sheet

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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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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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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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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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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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Telepsychiatry In Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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

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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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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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The Health Plans Have It!

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

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Telemedicine Provision: One State As A Case Study

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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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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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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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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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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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Current Treatments & Challenges For Individuals With Opioid Use Disorder

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

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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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The Neurobiology Of Opioids

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Medicaid Expansion Results In Fewer Addiction-Related Deaths

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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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Pain Medication Questionnaire (PMQ)

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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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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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Is There Value In Staffing Ratios?

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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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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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Humanizing Bipolar Disorder: An Interview With David Swain, MBA

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Resilience: How Nature & Nurture Shape Us

Why any given experience should induce one person to adapt, while another is edged toward a maladaptive stress response that …

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Suicide Rates In The United States: Does Geography Matter?

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After declining since 1986, the suicide rate in the United States has increased during 2000- 2015. Approximately 600,000 …

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An Open Book: Clinician Perspectives On Allowing Patients To Access Progress Notes Online

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Addressing Acute Stress Reactions After Exposure To Trauma Or Crisis: Evidence For The SIX C Psychological First Aid Model

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Natural disasters and mass casualty incidents are known to cause fear, anxiety, and a sense of threat in …

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

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar. You can access the full sourcing, polling results, …

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Measurement-Based Care In Psychiatry: Clinical & Administrative Perspectives

Measurement-based care (MBC) can be an important component in effectively treating an individual with behavioral health needs by systematically measuring …

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The Results May Surprise You: Rates Of Preventive Care Use Among Individuals With & Without Mental Illness

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Barriers & Challenges To Successful Behavioral Health Integration

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One Step At A Time (Or Several At Once): Improving Quality Measurement In Behavioral Health

Background & Purpose
Recent health reforms such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA / PPACA) and the Medicare Access and CHIP …

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How Media & Movies Shape Our Perception Of Serious Mental Illness

During this webinar, experts Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, Psychiatric Nurse & Director of Partners in Aging & Long-Term Caregiving, …

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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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Webinar Summary – Avoiding Burnout: Learning To Live & Work Well In Health Care

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Staff Is Your Biggest Investment & Your Greatest Asset – Unless They Burnout

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The Privacy Rule For Addiction Treatment Is Final

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Focus On Wellness: Fighting Provider Burnout – Finding The Balance (Part 2 Of 2)

In this two-part series, Pamela Arenella, MD, Director of Residency Training & Vice Chair for Education, University of New Mexico …

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Focus On Wellness: Fighting Provider Burnout – Recognizing The Risk (Part 1 Of 2)

In this two-part series, Pamela Arenella, MD, Director of Residency Training & Vice Chair for Education, University of New Mexico …

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The Importance Of Wellness In Mental Health Care – A Follow Up Interview With Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC

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Can Sleep Loss Trigger Mood Episodes In Bipolar Disorder?

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Caring For The Patient With Schizophrenia: Nursing, Pharmacy, & Social Work Perspectives

Given the complexity of schizophrenia and suboptimal treatment outcomes, it is important that a multidisciplinary approach be considered when caring …

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Implementing Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Programs: A Case Study

When substance use disorder and mental illness occur together, affected individuals may be more susceptible to poor physical health, relapse, …

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Treating Insomnia May Lead To Improvements In Mental Health Symptoms

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Predicting Relapse With Individual Residual Symptoms In Major Depressive Disorder: A Re-Analysis Of The STAR*D Data

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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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Families & Medication Use & Adherence Among Latinos With Schizophrenia

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What Predicts Outpatient Follow-Up In Young Adults? Results From A Medicaid-Enrolled Sample

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Comorbid Medical Illness In Bipolar Disorder

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In Integrated Care, One Size Does Not Fit All

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Suicide Affects Everyone: The Role Of The Health Care Professional In Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a critical issue across the globe, with 90% of suicide deaths occurring in individuals with a mental health …

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Suicide Risk Screening In Health Care Settings: Identifying Males & Females At Risk

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More males than females die from suicide, but females are more likely to consider or think about suicide.
The Joint …

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Treatment Patterns For Major Depressive Disorder: What Happens After The First Antidepressant Is Prescribed?

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Lifestyle Interventions Targeting Dietary Habits & Exercise In Bipolar Disorder: A Systematic Review

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Available Screening Tools For Adults Suffering From Bipolar Affective Disorder In Primary Care: An Integrative Literature Review

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Late-Life Depression & Cardiovascular Disease Burden: Examination Of Reciprocal Relationship

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Current & Remitted Depression & Anxiety Disorders As Risk Factors For Medication Nonadherence

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This large cohort study examined the impact of current and remitted depression and anxiety disorders and other factors on …

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Stigma & Discrimination Experienced By People Living With Severe & Persistent Mental Illness In Assertive Community Treatment Settings

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A New Report Investigates Nurses’ Attitudes Toward Mental Illness

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Why Don’t More Nursing Students Choose The Mental Health Field? A New Study Looks At Mental Illness Stigma Among Nursing Students

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Risk Factors For Suicide In Bipolar Disorder: A Systematic Review

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Bipolar disorder (BD) has the highest rate of suicide among the major psychological disorders. The risk for death by …

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Depression & Risk Of Mortality In Individuals With Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis & Systematic Review

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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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Improving Healthcare For Mental Health Patients: Is Collaborative Care The Answer?

Persons with severe mental disorders die 10-20 years earlier than the general population, with the majority of deaths being due …

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How Nursing Professionals Can Bring Hope & Recovery To Individuals With Depression

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DBSA: 10 Ways To Combat Discrimination With Compassionate Language

The language we use to talk about mental health is especially important. It can have powerful consequences. While some may …

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What I Really Need From My Mental Health Provider

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Patient-Centered Communication In The Mental Health Field

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Glial Abnormalities In Substance Use Disorders & Depression: Does Shared Glutamatergic Dysfunction Contribute To Comorbidity?

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The Comorbidity Between Depression & Diabetes

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Opioid Addiction – The Crisis, The Impact & The Responses

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Bridging The Gap Between Primary Care & Psychiatry In The Treatment Of MDD: A Discussion Among Nurses

While collaboration between primary care and psychiatry is a goal in treating mental illness, there remains significant opportunities for improvement. …

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Medication Adherence In Patients With Bipolar Disorder: A Comprehensive Review

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Webinar Summary – Co-Occurrence Of Substance Use Disorders With Mood Disorders & Psychosis

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Recognizing & Responding To Inadequately Treated Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): A Nursing Perspective

An estimated 1 in 10 US adults report depression, with major depressive disorder (MDD) as common as diabetes or coronary …

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