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Patient & Caregiver Resource Center

Whether you live with a mental illness yourself or you provide support to someone who does, this resource center is for you. It features information that individuals can use to learn about their condition and to help them as they work with providers toward recovery. And if you are an advocate for someone with a mental illness, you will find here tools to help you become a more effective one.

I Am A Caregiver

Someone you care about has a mental illness. Educating yourself about your loved one’s mental health condition is the first step toward providing strong, informed support.

I Am A Patient

If you have recently been diagnosed with a mental health condition, you are not alone. Millions of Americans live with mental illness. In this section of the Patient & Caregiver Resource Center, you will find resources to educate yourself about your condition and to become an advocate for your own recovery.

I Am A Provider

Are you a health care professional who cares for someone with a mental illness? This section of the Patient & Caregiver Resource Center contains tools to help you in your interactions with patients and their caregivers and advocates.

Featured Resources

The Neuropsychiatric Inventory: Development & Applications

The Neuropsychiatric Inventory: Development & Applications

Key Messages The Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) is a reliable tool developed to capture a large scope of neuropsychiatric symptoms. NPI’s utility and applicability is global and show significant impact in clinical trials. The NPI has traversed clinical symptomatology and neurobiological data to provide key insights into the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative…
Patient Perspective: Recovering From A Mental Illness

Patient Perspective: Recovering From A Mental Illness

Laura Kaponer, Certified Peer Support Specialist, sits down with Dr. Miranda Fisher to discuss the many facets of recovery and ways to seek out support when needed. Featuring: Laura Kaponer, CPSS Miranda Fisher, PhD Laura Kaponer, CPSS, is a mental health advocate, blogger, and Certified Peer Support Specialist from…

Support Tools

State Of The Union: A Critical Look At The Policy & Legislation Impacting U.S. Behavioral Health Care

State Of The Union: A Critical Look At The Policy & Legislation Impacting U.S. Behavioral Health Care

Changes in delivery and reimbursement for mental health services were abundant in 2018, spurred by a combination of state and federal initiatives aimed at improving behavioral health in the United States. The trend is expected to continue throughout 2019. During this webinar, Nathaniel Counts, Senior Policy Director at Mental Health…

Supporting Organization Resources

Recovery-Oriented Perspective & Approach (ROPA) To Behavioral Health Care: A Discussion Among A Clinician & A Peer Specialist On Acknowledgment & Addressing Of Recovery Challenges

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 Approach (ROPA) to Behavioral Health Care on acknowledging and addressing recovery challenges. Featuring: Alison A. Carroll, LCSW-RPeople USA Consultant and former Senior Vice President of Business Development at The Mental…
Let’s Talk About LGBTQIA+ & Mental Health

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 is the LGBTQIA+ community, the unique impact of discrimination & trauma that LGBTQIA+ people experience, and shares information on the…

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Section Advisors

  • Kathy Day, MPA, BA, AA

    Patient & Caregiver Section Advisor

  • Dwayne Mayes, MS Mental Health Counseling

    Patient & Caregiver Section Advisor

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