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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Addressing Racial Disparities In Healthcare For Black Americans: Follow-Up Q&A With Harriet A. Washington

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

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Racial Trauma In The Workplace

Topics to be discussed:

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

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Spotlight On Minority Mental Health Month: A Conversation With Dr. Napoleon B. Higgins Jr.

PsychU invites you to join the conversation with Dr. Napoleon B. Higgins Jr. as he discusses some of the challenges …

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

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

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2021 BIPOC Mental Health Month Toolkit

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

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

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

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Homeless Consumers With Chronic Mental Illness Have 32% Higher Health Costs Than Those Supportive Housing

In Maricopa County, Arizona, individuals with chronic mental illness (CMI) who experienced chronic homelessness have a 32% higher average health …

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A Tribute To PsychU Stigma Advisor Paul Gionfriddo

The entire PsychU community would like to thank Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America, for his contributions …

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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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Schizophrenia: Fast Facts

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

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

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

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

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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 Current State Of Women’s Mental Health

During this discussion, our panelists engage in a dialog reflecting on the research which underscores how women may be disproportionately …

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

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

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Transforming Mental Health Care in the United States-RAND 1/11/2021 Mental Health Systems Solutions Explorer

Through a series of interviews of mental health experts across the US, including government officials, public administrators, health system executives, …

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Davidson County Tennessee Opens Center As Jail Alternative For Mentally Ill Offenders

The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) in Tennessee opened a new Behavioral Care Center (BCC) to serve as an alternative …

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Dr. Bill Carson On The Importance Of Black History Month

In Celebration of Black History Month, PsychU spotlights Dr. William “Bill” Carson, MD. During this interview, Amica Simmons-Yon, PharmD, PhD, …

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Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Spotlight: Interview With Dr. Megan Ehret, PharmD, MS, BCPP

In this interview, Dr. Ehret, Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, discusses the PsychU February Theme of Healthcare Disparities with Aneta Fornal, …

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Will Investing In Social Determinants Pay Off?

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Addressing Racial Bias In Health Care: Practice & Organizational Perspectives

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

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Impact & Trauma Of Racism

Many Black people in the U.S. are born into a life of trauma, stemming from a history of repression, violence, …

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Rate Of COVID-19 Cases & Deaths In State Prisons Over Three Times Higher Than General Population

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For Better Or Worse? Bridging The Care Continuum For Mental Health Services In Our New Reality

Navigating the health care system, particularly mental health services, is a daunting task during “normal” times. Facing the fluidity and …

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

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

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2020 MHA Minority Mental Health: Facts & Stats

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

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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, …

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African Americans Overrepresented In March 2020 COVID Hospitalizations In Atlanta

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Riverside Regional Jail In Virginia Rebids Inmate Health & Mental Health Services

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

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CMS Finalizes Telehealth & ESRD Changes For Medicare Advantage

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Virginia DOC To Release More Inmates As COVID-19 Cases Rise In State Prisons

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43% Of Addiction Treatment Provider Organizations In North Carolina Report Only 30 Days Cash On Hand With Lost Revenue & Higher Expenses Due To COVID-19

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19% Of Inmates Found Positive With COVID-19 Testing At Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Jail

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

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

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Kansas DOC Awards Two-Year Prison Health Care Contract To Centene

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CMS Continues Efforts To Expand Access To Telehealth Services

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

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9% Of Long-Term Care Residents Receive Less Medication Than Needed Due To Inadequate Prescription Coverage

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

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

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

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New Jersey Creates Regional Health Hubs To Replace Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations

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

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Iowa Inadequately Monitored Its Medicaid Health Home Provider Organizations

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The Nurse’s Role In Integrating & Improving Behavioral Care

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

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President Signs Bill To Allocate More Funding To CARES Act Loan & Relief Programs

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California Creates $75 Million Fund To Provide Stimulus Money To Undocumented Immigrants

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75% Of Correctional Facilities Report Staff Have Adequate Personal Protective Equipment For COVID-19

As of April 23, 2020, about 75% of correctional facilities in the United States report that their staff had adequate …

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

Living and working during pandemic is stressful—the uncertainty, the anxiety, the isolation. All take a toll on physical and mental …

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The Jail/Prison System & Mental Health: A Discussion On The Stigma & Challenges Faced On Re-Entry To Society

Many individuals incarcerated have a serious mental illness; indeed, there are more mentally ill people in the jail/prison system than …

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Violence & the Mentally Ill: Stigma’s Toll

The link between violence and the mentally ill is demonstrably weak, yet from public discourse you would hardly know that …

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

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

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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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Interacting With First Responders

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Interacting With First Responders

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

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Understanding & Managing Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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

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Making Trauma-Informed Care A Scalable Reality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Psychiatric Illness Identification & Treatment For Mass Casualty Event Survivors & First Responders (Emergency Relief Series Part 2)

Psychiatric illnesses are common among survivors of man-made mass casualty incidents. The symptoms and conditions experienced can even be experienced …

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

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

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What Predicts Persistent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Military Personnel?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Women Who Experience Trauma Are At Higher Risk Of Developing Lupus

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Innovations In The Criminal Justice System For Individuals With Mental Illness

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

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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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BJA Launches Police-Mental Health Collaboration Toolkit

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How People Of Different Racial & Ethnic Groups Experience Mental Illness Stigma & Discrimination

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Understanding The Role Of Social Determinants In Population Health Management

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

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Stigma In Mental Health: Breaking Down Barriers & Uncovering Opportunities

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

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

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

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Mental Health Diagnoses & Treatment Rates Vary Significantly With Race & Ethnicity

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