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Depression Stigma Drops For First Time In U.S.

A recent survey found the first evidence of significant decreases in public stigma toward depression in the U.S. Between 1996 and 2018, respondents reported increasing beliefs that mental health problems… Read More

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 be LGBTQIA+ identified. This infographic resource provides information around who… Read More

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

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar. You can access the full sourcing, polling results, recording, or presentation slides here: https://psychu.org/mental-health-journey-voices-from-individuals-with-lived-experience-on-self-disclosure-recovery-hope/?collection_id=27536. Talking about mental illness… Read More

Stigma In Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder

This webinar archive centers around discussion surrounding stigma as is relates to mental health and substance use disorder. During this roundtable conversation, Otsuka Senior MSL, Dr. Jason Carter sits down… Read More

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 affected by the current state as compared to men. They… Read More

“I’m here…”: Making Connections

Maria Margaglione, of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), and Jeff Fink, owner of Go Fetch Wellness, talk about DBSA’s “I’m here…” campaign. People with mental health and addiction… Read More

A Vicious Circle: Suicidality & Stigma

The irony is painful: Suicidal behavior is highly stigmatized, but stigma itself may increase suicidality. The complex, reciprocal relationship between the two is the focus of two recent journal articles:… 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

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 at http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net. 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

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 public spaces. Most people find it stressful to be surrounded… 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

World Bipolar Day 2020

Dr. Terence Ketter discusses World Bipolar Day and its theme for 2020, stigma. World Bipolar Day emphasizes the international diversity of antibipolar efforts. Dr. Ketter explains how stigma behind psychopharmacological… 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

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 safely de-escalate situations involving a behavioral health crisis. Crisis Intervention… Read More

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 safely de-escalate situations involving a behavioral health crisis. Crisis Intervention… 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

Webinar Summary – Mental Health Considerations After A Natural Disaster: Clinical Pearls For Those In Nature’s Path (Emergency Relief Series Part 1)

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar. You can access the full sourcing, polling results, recording, or presentation slides here: https://psychu.org/mental-health-considerations-natural-disaster-clinical-pearls-natures-path-emergency-relief-series-part-1/. On October 30, 2018,… Read More

The Stigma Of Addiction Treatment Medication

When I read last Sunday’s edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, I was surprised that perceptions of addiction treatment hadn’t progressed further. The article, “People Taking Medication To Treat Opioid Addiction… Read More

Have We Moved Beyond Stigma In Marketing?

Concerns about the stigma of mental illness and addiction have been around for a long time.  But now we have behavioral health benefit parity. And mental health and addictions are more… Read More

Mental Health Conditions & Stigma

In this three part interview, Patrick Corrigan, PsyD, utilizes his experience in stigma research to discuss stigma in the media, disclosure, and how you can take action to combat stigma. Read More

The State Of Mental Health In America (2017)

An interview with Paul Gionfriddo, President & CEO of Mental Health America (MHA), regarding the release of MHA’s report, The State of Mental Health in America, 2017. Mr. Gionfriddo provides… Read More

Stigma & Mental Health: A Proposal For Next Steps

Key Messages Previous research indicated that slow but measurable progress towards decreasing stigma is due to medical advances and policy change around psychiatric illness. Despite efforts, mental health stigmas are… Read More

Changing Public Stigma With Continuum Beliefs

Key Messages Stigma, or “undesired differentness”, is often a consequence associated with receiving a psychiatric diagnosis. Stigma can arise and be exacerbated by categorical conceptualizations, such as biogenetic explanations, of… Read More

PsychU National Stigma Forum

PsychU National Stigma Forum Improving Mental Health Care…Together June 17, 2016 | Washington, DC   On June 17, 2016, PsychU sponsored the National Stigma Forum, held at the Marriott Metro… Read More

Interview with Frederick Frese, PhD

Frederick Frese, PhD, a professor of psychiatry with schizophrenia, addresses the challenges of stigma in mental health from the perspective of a professional and a patient. Read More

Interview with Robin Nelson, MD

Robin Nelson, MD, a psychiatrist in private practice at DGR Behavioral Health, sees stigma in his clinical practice every day, from family members and patients themselves. He discusses long-held erroneous… Read More

Interview with Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN

Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN, psychiatric nurse, Director of Partners in Aging & Long-Term Caregiving, believes stigma interferes with people’s strengths to overcome limitations and lead full lives. She addresses the… Read More

Interview with Luis Navazro, MD

Luis Navazro, MD, Primary Care Physician at Mobile Doctor Medical Clinic medical doctor, specializes in primary and geriatric care in long-term care facilities. In this interview, he describes his lifelong… Read More

Interview with Kent Alford RN, BSN, MSNc

Kent Alford RN, BSN, MSNc, Executive Director Behavioral Health Program, Washington Adventist Hospital, stepped out of his usual work environment to take part in the forum to “give and take”… Read More

Interview with Deanna Kelly, PharmD

Deanna Kelly, PharmD, is President-elect, College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists; and is Director of the Treatment Research Program, Maryland Psychiatric Research Program at the University of Maryland. Dr. Kelly… Read More

Interview with Meaghon Read

Meaghon Read, Senior Director, Mental Health First Aid, National Council for Behavioral Health, shares her experience as a caregiver for people with mental health, and why she thinks fear is… Read More

Interview with Clare Miller, BS

Clare Miller, BS, is Director of the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health, American Psychiatric Association Foundation. Ms. Miller works with employers as purchasers of care and employers of people with… Read More

Interview with Michael Townsend, LMSW

Michael Townsend, LMSW, is Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Gateway Counseling Center, Inc. He explains that the first onset of psychiatric disorders is usually at adolescence when individuals, their families… Read More

Interview with Sloan Manning, MD

Sloan Manning, MD, is Medical Director, Novant Healthcare, and Adjunct Associate Professor Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina. Dr. Manning explains the difficulty in explaining the concept of… Read More

Interview with Mark Rasenick, PhD

Mark Rasenick, PhD, is Distinguished Professor, Director, Neuroscience Training Program at University of Illinois, Chicago School of Medicine. He speaks about the role of science in conquering stigma; if we… Read More

Interview with Joseph Parks, MD

Joseph Parks, MD, psychiatrist, Director of Missouri Medicaid explains why stigma has a direct effect on the help people need. He discusses the lack of understanding and knowledge about mental… Read More

Interview with Allen Doederlein

Allen Doederlein, Executive Director of DBSA, talks about breaking down the barriers of stigma in mental illness and how discrimination must be addressed from different viewpoints. Read More

Interview with Paul Gionfriddo

Paul Gionfriddo, President and Executive Director, Mental Health America, wants to bring mental health out into the open. He explains why the public, media, and public officials must treat mental… Read More

Interview with Sita Diehl

Sita Diehl, Director, State Policy and Advocacy at National Alliance on Mental Illness, has family members in mental health recovery. She explains how attitudes about mental illness get in the… Read More

Interview with Jim McCreath, PhD

Jim McCreath, PhD, Social Worker, Director, Behavioral Health at Trinitas Hospital, advocates fighting stigma on many levels because it is in all aspects of health care and policy development. Read More

Interview with Stephen Vobach | Psychiatrist

In this special Mental Health Month interview, Stephen Vobach, an adult and geriatric psychiatrist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX, offers his perspective on the complex and important… Read More

Interview with Elizabeth Rowell | Psychiatrist

In this special Mental Health Month interview, Elizabeth Rowell, Staff Clinician at Tarzana Treatment Center and White Memorial Medical Center, Medical Director of Helpline Youth Counseling and New Hope Youth… Read More

A Word From PsychU About Mental Health Month

Raising mental health awareness is an important topic year-round, but in the month of May, the mental health community comes together to share knowledge and spread awareness about mental health… Read More