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Impact Of Trauma On Women With Children

Pregnant women from marginalized communities are at high risk for problematic birth experiences due to historical trauma and exposure to racism and discrimination, the biological and psychosocial consequences of which… Read More

Fact Sheet: The Eight Dimensions Of Wellness

Wellness is a self-defined balance of healthy habits such as eating well, sleeping, being productive, and participating in meaningful activities. There are eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical,… Read More

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 global pandemic have shined a light on nurses’ heroic efforts… 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

Mindfulness Meditation In Mental Health

Over the last few decades, mindfulness meditation has increased in popularity. In this presentation, Elizabeth DiNapoli, PhD, Medical Science Liaison, will provide a brief overview of mindfulness meditation, including the… 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

Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies

The coronavirus can significantly affect mental health for everyone, but especially for those with mental illness. Both the anxiety of contracting the disease as well as the increase in loneliness… 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

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

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 in nursing and continued on to pursue my doctor of… Read More

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. In addition to providing some examples of self-care, Renee gives… Read More

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 sleep quality. Sleep impacts hormones and neurotransmitters. Implementing and maintaining… Read More

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. Physician assistants have a broad-base, primary care medical background in… Read More

Mind Full Or Mindful?

Do you have focus? I think being an executive in the health and human service space is a whole “different ballgame” than it was just a decade or two ago.… Read More

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 could ultimately lead to psychiatric illness, is not clearly understood.… Read More

Webinar Summary – Resilience: How Nature & Nurture Shape Us

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/resilience-how-nature-nurture-shape-us/. On February 26, 2019,… Read More

Weight Management & ‘Whole Person’ Health

When health care executives discuss the overlap between behavioral health care, physical health care, and social services, the conversation is often to identify some condition that is equally important to… Read More

Nutrition For Better Health & Lower Costs

In recent months we’ve written about the importance of good nutrition for improving consumer outcomes and lowering the cost of care. For example, adults who are food insecure have health… Read More

Suicide & Lyme & Associated Diseases

Key Messages Suicide is a major and potentially preventable public health concern. It is the result of an interaction between known and unknown contributors, deterrents, and acute triggers. Studies have… Read More

Lifestyle Changes Are Effective For Preventing Dementia

Healthier lifestyles are associated with declining prevalence of cognitive impairment and dementia. Furthermore, specific lifestyle changes are effective for preventing dementia, including increasing education in early life, increasing physical activity… Read More

Stress & Health (& Health Care Spending)

It’s been almost 20 years since the first results from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE) were published. If you aren’t familiar with it, the ACE study is long-term study… Read More

The Role Of Sleep In Bipolar Disorder

Key Messages Patients with bipolar disorder (BD) commonly experience sleep disturbances, which are negatively associated with treatment outcomes, throughout all stages of the illness. Sleep disturbances in patients with BD… Read More

Wellness & Recovery Workbook

This tool is designed to help patients recognize and manage symptoms of schizophrenia. Patients can use it as practical support for wellness, as a daily guide, and to turn to… Read More

The Executive Body Is Business Relevant

With the longer careers of current “knowledge worker” executives (see How “Fit” Is Your Executive Athlete?), what do executives do to prepare? Answering the question of executive athlete performance was the focus of… Read More

Metabolic Wellness Considerations In Schizophrenia

During this presentation, Sloan Manning, MD, provided a brief overview metabolic issues and wellness considerations in schizophrenia. Key points included: Life expectancy is substantially shorter for patients with schizophrenia compared… Read More