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Legislative Changes To Colorado Medicaid Rules

Provisions included in Colorado House Bill 21-1275, now require Colorado Medicaid (Health First Colorado) to allow pharmacy benefit reimbursement for long-acting injectable medications used for the treatment of serious mental… Read More

How Pharmacists In Mental Health Find PsychU Helpful

Dr. Jerry McKee is a board-certified psychiatric pharmacy specialist with over 38 years in public mental health systems in inpatient psychiatry and residential developmental disabilities, academia, and behavioral health managed… Read More

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, relevant, and time-based (SMART) goals for such programs. Featuring: Melissa… Read More

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 initiatives in psychiatric pharmacy. The speakers also discuss creating specific,… Read More

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, BCGP, Residency Program Coordinator, Riverside University Health System; and Aneta… Read More

2020 BIPOC Mental Health Month Toolkit

Each July, Mental Health America (MHA) aims to shed light on the multitude of mental health experiences of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities, and others that face disproportionate… Read More

Role Of Pharmacogenetics Testing In Psychiatry

Joseph Goldberg, MD, and Lisa Goldstone, PharmD, MS, discuss the benefits and limitations of pharmacogenetics testing on current psychiatric practice based on recent evidence from clinical trials as well as… Read More

Digital Endpoints & Medication Optimization

In this presentation Dr. Timothy Aungst, Associate Professor of Pharmacy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, discusses the importance of medication optimization and digital technology. Dr. Aungst… Read More

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. Listen in to this podcast as he reviews the results… Read More

Disclosing To Others Fact Sheet

Ideally, the people around you will understand your illness and encourage you. But the important people in your life might not know much about mental illness. They may want to… Read More

COVID-19 Resource & Information Guide

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Offers These Tips For People With Mental Illness: For anyone who is unsure about attending therapy sessions outside the home, especially those who… Read More

Coronavirus & Mental Well-Being

News is everywhere about the swift spread of coronavirus and the deaths in its wake. There is much we do not know about the virus or the disease it causes,… Read More

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 are sources of trauma that can give rise to post-traumatic… Read More

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 the observance of May MHAM. For 2020, MHA will continue… Read More

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, MD, will discuss the current state of adherence and the… Read More

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 a behavioral condition, but fewer than half—only 41%—receive treatment of… Read More

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 mental health professionals. Resource:Types of Mental Health Professionals (PDF). Download… Read More

Why Guidelines Matter

OPEN MINDS last survey of health plans found a marked increase in the reported required use of professional guidelines – 59% in this year’s survey, compared with 41% in 2017… Read More

Advanced Receptor Psychopharmacology

This video is part 3 of a series on Basic & Advanced Concepts In Psychopharmacology, from the Psychopharmacology Collection. This video provides an overview of some of the different signaling… Read More

Advanced Neurotransmitters & Neuroglia

This video is part 2 of a series on Basic & Advanced Concepts In Psychopharmacology, from the Psychopharmacology Collection. This video reviews neurotransmitter receptor subtypes, provides an overview of neurotransmitter… Read More

Basics In Psychopharmacology

This video is part 1 of the 3-part series on Basic & Advanced Concepts In Psychopharmacology, from the Psychopharmacology Collection. The video starts with an introduction to the organization and… Read More

The Evolving Psychopharmacology Of Major Depressive Disorder

During this recorded presentation, David Scheiderer, MD, provided a brief overview of the psychopharmacology of major depressive disorder. Key points included: Monoamine Imbalance Theory Alternative Hypotheses Theoretical Receptor-Mediated Physiological Effects… Read More