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Interviews & Perspectives | June 1, 2020

New Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) guidelines, announced April 8, 2020, authorize licensed pharmacists to order and administer FDA-approved COVID-19 tests, including serology…

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Presentation | June 1, 2020

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…

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Presentation | June 1, 2020

Listen in as Jon Grant, MD, JD, shares his thoughts with Rachel Self, PhD, MS, about PsychU and its particular value at this time. As…

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Interviews & Perspectives | June 1, 2020

Quarantine measures due to the COVID-19 outbreak are sweeping the globe. With widespread mandates in effect to shelter in place, many individuals are largely confined…

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Webinar | June 1, 2020

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…

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Presentation | June 1, 2020

Dr. Beth DiNapoli interviews Marci Sturgeon-Rusiewicz, MS, NCC, LPC about the first episode psychosis program, ENGAGE. Marci Sturgeon-Rusiewicz, is the Senior Manager of the program…

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Interviews & Perspectives | May 29, 2020

Dr. Gaurava Agarwal discusses the effect of social distancing, including loneliness, which he breaks down into three categories. He also shares his thoughts on creating…

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News & Recent Discoveries | May 29, 2020

About 20% of informal caregivers to a person with a disability self-reported being in fair or poor overall health in 2015. Across the United States…

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News & Recent Discoveries | May 29, 2020

A machine learning analysis of brain imaging revealed that there are two subtypes of schizophrenia. About 60% of people with schizophrenia had a subtype with…

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News & Recent Discoveries | May 29, 2020

FFCRA implements the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. Both go into effect on April 2, 2020…

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Interviews & Perspectives | May 29, 2020

People with severe mental illnesses—including schizophrenia, psychosis, and bipolar disorder—often experience serious social and economic hardship because of their illness. Managing such illness is task…

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Interviews & Perspectives | May 29, 2020

Awareness and exploration of the scope and consequences of stigma toward mental illness in general—and psychotic disorders in particular—is a growing area of mental health…

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Fact & Help Sheets | May 4, 2020

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News & Recent Discoveries | April 27, 2020

Federal legislation signed into law on March 6, 2020 to address national preparation and response to 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) includes provisions that waive Medicare restrictions…

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Interviews & Perspectives | April 22, 2020

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…

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Interviews & Perspectives | April 22, 2020

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…

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Fact & Help Sheets | April 22, 2020

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.…

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Interviews & Perspectives | April 22, 2020

The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has been a supporting organization of PsychU since 2018. Dr. Jill Harkavy-Freidman sat down with PsychU to talk…

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Interviews & Perspectives | April 22, 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…

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Resource | April 22, 2020

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…

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News & Recent Discoveries | April 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t affecting physical health only; it has an impact on mental health as well. In this webinar, Paul Gionfriddo, President of Mental Health…

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Fact & Help Sheets | April 22, 2020

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Interviews & Perspectives | April 22, 2020

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…

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News & Recent Discoveries | April 22, 2020

In partnership with Microsoft, Walgreens Boots Alliance has opened the first in-store “health corners” in 12 Tennessee pilot locations. The pilot sites will feature two…

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Interviews & Perspectives | April 22, 2020

In this interview, Dwayne Mayes sits down with PsychU to explain why individuals may engage in self-medication and substance abuse, based on his personal experience…

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Resource | April 22, 2020

A significant number of people in the United States with mental health problems do not receive treatment. According to statistics compiled by the National Alliance…

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Resource | April 22, 2020

This fact sheet provides an overview of long-acting injectable antipsychotics and the advantages/disadvantages associated with this treatment option.

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Fact & Help Sheets | April 22, 2020

The information in this guide is drawn from The Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) 2016 Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Adults…

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Interviews & Perspectives | April 20, 2020

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver to her relative with mental illness. Ms. Day answers questions relating to suicide and safety plans…

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Presentation | April 20, 2020

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Interviews & Perspectives | April 15, 2020

Today’s podcast will focus on COVID-19’s impact on the work of a peer specialist in mental health care. It will discuss how the role of…

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Interviews & Perspectives | April 14, 2020

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver for a relative with serious mental illness. Ms. Day answers questions about her experience of navigating…

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Resource | April 13, 2020

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…

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Interviews & Perspectives | March 16, 2020

Renée Cavallaro, a licensed clinical social worker, explains wellness and self-care, as well as why each are important for caregivers. In addition to providing some…

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News & Recent Discoveries | March 12, 2020

Six months after attending abstinence-based addiction treatment, 35.6% of more than 1,400 consumers reported that they had been abstinent for the past 30 days. The…

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Fact & Help Sheets | March 12, 2020

Despite vast improvements in diagnosis and treatment over the last half-century, mental illness is underdiagnosed and undertreated. The reasons are many and varied. Among them:…

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Interviews & Perspectives | March 3, 2020

Experiencing barriers to care is not uncommon for United States veterans—especially the nearly one-third who live in rural or isolated areas and those who deal…

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Fact & Help Sheets | March 3, 2020

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…

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Interviews & Perspectives | March 3, 2020

Awareness and exploration of the scope and consequences of stigma toward mental illness in general—and psychotic disorders in particular—is a growing area of mental health…

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Interviews & Perspectives | March 3, 2020

Some 21 million people in the United States have a substance use disorder (SUD) related to their use of alcohol, opioids, or other drugs. From…

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News & Recent Discoveries | March 3, 2020

On December 12, 2019, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously approved “988” as the official phone number for suicide prevention. The purpose in having…

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Fact & Help Sheets | March 3, 2020

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) recognizes mood disorders affect millions of people, yet the stigma surrounding it causes barriers to communication and knowledge about…

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Interviews & Perspectives | March 3, 2020

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver for a relative with serious mental illness. Ms. Day answers questions about how she has supported…

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Interviews & Perspectives | March 3, 2020

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver to her relative with mental illness. Ms. Day answers questions pertaining to the importance of relaxation,…

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Interviews & Perspectives | March 3, 2020

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver for a relative with serious mental illness. Ms. Day offers her perspective on how her family…

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Interviews & Perspectives | March 3, 2020

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver to her relative with mental illness. Ms. Day answers questions concerning caregiver stigma and public awareness…

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Interviews & Perspectives | March 3, 2020

Individuals with schizophrenia struggle to interact with others due to impaired social cognition. Four capabilities in particular are compromised: 1.) the ability to recognize emotion…

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Resource | March 3, 2020

Despite vast improvements in diagnosis and treatment over the last half-century, mental illness is underdiagnosed and undertreated. The reasons are many and varied. Among them:…

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Interviews & Perspectives | March 3, 2020

Despite vast improvements in diagnosis and treatment over the last half-century, mental illness is underdiagnosed and undertreated. The reasons are many and varied. Among them:…

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News & Recent Discoveries | March 3, 2020

User satisfaction is high among consumers who have used telehealth services, according to a J.D. Power survey. The overall customer satisfaction score for telehealth services…

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News & Recent Discoveries | March 3, 2020

On October 8, 2019, CVS Health announced that it has expanded its MinuteClinic telehealth offering to Michigan, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. These three states are…

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Resource | February 27, 2020

This fact sheet provides an overview of long-acting injectable antipsychotics and the advantages/disadvantages associated with this treatment option. Download Resource           …

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Fact & Help Sheets | January 28, 2020

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…

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Resource | January 27, 2020

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) recognizes mood disorders affect millions of people, yet the stigma surrounding it causes barriers to communication and knowledge about…

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Resource | December 18, 2019

Psychiatric inpatient hospitalization presents a significant challenge for patients, payers, and the overall health care system. This white paper will provide an overview of the…

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News & Recent Discoveries | December 16, 2019

Living with multiple chronic conditions (i.e., multimorbidity) can hasten cognitive decline. This cognitive decline includes faster declines in global cognition, immediate recall, and working memory.…

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Interviews & Perspectives | December 16, 2019

Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America (MHA), sits down with PsychU to discuss the history and purpose of MHA. Since 1909, MHA…

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News & Recent Discoveries | December 2, 2019

Cognitive deficits, across a range of domains—including IQ, executive function, and verbal learning and recall—are a defining characteristic of schizophrenia. These deficits remain stable across…

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Interviews & Perspectives | November 25, 2019

During this interview, Robin Nelson explains what PsychU means to him and how mental health professionals can collaborate with each other. Robin Nelson, MD, is…

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News & Recent Discoveries | November 25, 2019

On September 26, 2019, Sam’s Club announced the launch of “Sam’s Club Care Accelerator Together with Humana,” a discount health program for Sam’s Club members.…

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Interviews & Perspectives | November 25, 2019

During this interview, Terence Ketter explains what PsychU means to him and its impact on the mental health community. Terence Ketter, MD, is the Bipolar…

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Interviews & Perspectives | November 18, 2019

During this interview, James T. Kenney, explains what PsychU means to him and how it can impact patients and health care professionals. James T. Kenney,…

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News & Recent Discoveries | November 18, 2019

Popular mobile games can be used to detect signs of cognitive decline. Game-related metrics on existing off-the-shelf games, including Tetris, Candy Crush, and Fruit Ninja,…

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News & Recent Discoveries | November 18, 2019

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment provides relief from depression in those with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This is true irrespective of how well CPAP…

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Interviews & Perspectives | November 18, 2019

During this interview, Sloan Manning explains what PsychU means to him and how mental health professionals can collaborate with each other. Sloan Manning, MD, is…

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Interviews & Perspectives | November 13, 2019

During this interview, Monica Oss explains what PsychU means to her and how mental health professionals can collaborate with each other. Monica Oss, M.S. is…

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Interviews & Perspectives | November 11, 2019

During this interview, René Kahn explains what PsychU means to him and how psychiatrists can learn and interact with each other. René Kahn, MD, PhD,…

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Presentation | November 11, 2019

Dr. Deidra Couch explains the prevalence of anxiety in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), discusses the clinical prognosis of comorbid anxiety with MDD, and identifies rating…

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Interviews & Perspectives | November 11, 2019

During this interview, Madhukar Trivedi explains what PsychU means to him. Medukar Trivedi, MD, is the Major Depressive Disorder Section Advisor of PsychU. Dr. Trivedi…

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News & Recent Discoveries | November 5, 2019

A study of cognitively healthy older adults showed that just one session of moderately intense exercise increased activation in the brain circuits associated with memory.…

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Presentation | November 5, 2019

Dr. Elizabeth DiNapoli provides a brief overview of opioid use disorder (OUD). Key points discussed include: what symptoms may be present if a person is…

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Interviews & Perspectives | November 4, 2019

During this interview, Megan Ehret explains what PsychU means to her and how mental health professionals can collaborate with each other. Megan Ehret, PharmD, MS,…

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Interviews & Perspectives | November 4, 2019

During this interview, Marla Moses explains what PsychU means to her and how it impacts patients and health care professionals. Marla Moses, FNP, PMHNP, is…

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Resource | November 4, 2019

In 2017, the rate of veteran suicide was 1.5 times that for non-veteran adults, after adjusting for age and sex. During this year, the average…

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Interviews & Perspectives | November 4, 2019

During this interview, Surinder Singh explains what PsychU means to him and how mental health professionals can collaborate with each other. Surinder Singh, PhD, MBA…

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Interviews & Perspectives | November 4, 2019

During this interview, Reza Moghadam explains what PsychU means to him and its impact on the mental health community. Reza Moghadam, PharmD, MBA, is the…

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Presentation | November 4, 2019

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…

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Interviews & Perspectives | October 30, 2019

Laura Kaponer, Peer Support Specialist discusses the stigma faced by survivors of a suicide attempt and highlights some of the factors that impact their recovery…

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Presentation | October 30, 2019

Dr. Nicole Meade discusses suicide awareness and prevention, a topic that is extremely important to our community. Dr. Meade examines suicide statistics and terminology, such…

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Presentation | October 30, 2019

Becky Wong, MBA, PharmD, discusses the prevalence of mental health in America and how mental health providers can utilize technology to address consumer needs. Telepsychology,…

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Presentation | October 28, 2019

Dr. Nicole Meade discusses suicide awareness and prevention, a topic that is extremely important to our community. Dr. Meade examines suicide statistics and terminology, such…

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News & Recent Discoveries | October 28, 2019

On August 14, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recommended designating “988” as the three-digit dialing code to be used for a nationwide suicide prevention…

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Interviews & Perspectives | October 9, 2019

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,…

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Interviews & Perspectives | October 8, 2019

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,…

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News & Recent Discoveries | September 30, 2019

Provider organization executive teams will face some important decisions over the next five years regarding tech investments. The issue is that there are so many…

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Resource | September 23, 2019

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…

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News & Recent Discoveries | September 9, 2019

CVS Health has announced a collaboration with Unite Us, a social care coordination platform. Together, CVS Health and Unite Us will make Unite Us’ aggregated…

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Presentation | September 9, 2019

In this presentation, Dr. Carlyle Chan discusses the utilization of mobile health programs in the field of mental health. He provides an overview of mobile…

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News & Recent Discoveries | September 9, 2019

For calendar year 2020, Medicare will add new codes for telehealth services that include a bundled episode of care for treating opioid use disorder (OUD).…

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Interviews & Perspectives | September 2, 2019

Facebook recently made a promise to help users get accurate health information and reduce the prevalence of medical misinformation. Facebook has gotten much attention in…

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News & Recent Discoveries | September 2, 2019

Approximately 50 million (21.8%) experienced a disability in 2010. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were approximately 229.36 million U.S. adults in the U.S.…

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News & Recent Discoveries | August 26, 2019

During the 12 months following discharge from a psychiatric hospital, the suicide rate among consumers is 2.41 per 1,000 discharges. The 12-month post-discharge rate for…

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Presentation | August 19, 2019

Marijuana has become an ubiquitous topic of conversation, which is likely fueled by the changes and proposed changes to legislation throughout the United States. Tune…

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Fact & Help Sheets | August 19, 2019

On July 2, 2019, Facebook announced that it has taken steps to limit the reach of posts promoting medical misinformation. The company now actively reduces…

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Fact & Help Sheets | August 19, 2019

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Fact & Help Sheets | August 16, 2019

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Interviews & Perspectives | August 7, 2019

At least 8.4 million Americans provide care to an adult with an emotional or mental health issue. Caregivers have identified numerous challenges to providing care…

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Resource | August 5, 2019

The opioid crisis in the U.S. has been well documented over the past several years. Sections of the country have been ravaged by drug overdoses…

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Presentation | July 2, 2019

Individuals living with mental illness often struggle with disclosing their mental health condition to others like friends, family, and employers, due to stigma. This stigmatization…

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Interviews & Perspectives | July 2, 2019

Individuals living with mental health diagnoses are often marginalized by society, and stigmatization and discrimination may form a barrier to their recovery and social integration.…

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Presentation | June 3, 2019

Dr. Elizabeth DiNapoli provides a brief overview of opioid use disorder (OUD). Key points discussed include: what symptoms may be present if a person is…

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Presentation | May 27, 2019

Listen in as Dr. Rachel Self and Dr. Bryan Archuleta dive into the importance of raising mental health awareness and the interplay between suicide, mental…

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Interviews & Perspectives | April 19, 2019

In this interview, Dwayne Mayes sits down with Nicole Meade, PhD from the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. Field Medical Affairs Team, to discuss…

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Interviews & Perspectives | January 7, 2019

In this interview, Kelly Lee, PharmD, MAS, BCPP, FCCP, sits down with Monica Kim, PharmD, MBA from the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. Field…

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Interviews & Perspectives | January 4, 2019

In this interview, Elizabeth DiNapoli, PhD, Medical Science Liaison, sat down to discuss the role a psychologist may play on the treatment team of individuals with…

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Interviews & Perspectives | January 4, 2019

In this interview Sanjai Rao, MD, sits down with Monica Kim, PharmD, MBA, Medical Science Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., to discuss…

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Resource | November 2, 2018

This downloadable resource, developed by Mental Health America (MHA), is part of their B4Stage4 resources, and provides information to help individuals know the risk factors…

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Resource | November 2, 2018

This downloadable resource, developed by Mental Health America (MHA), is part of their B4Stage4 resources, and provides information about the stages of mental health conditions,…

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Interviews & Perspectives | September 28, 2018

In this interview Tania Hammock, LCSW, sits down with Nicole Meade, PhD, Senior Medical Science Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. to discuss…

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Interviews & Perspectives | June 21, 2018

In this interview, Darcy Leon, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, sat down with Nicole Meade, PhD, Senior Medical Science Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.…

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Interviews & Perspectives | June 1, 2018

Danei Edelen is a marketing professional who has embraced mental health advocacy, most recently by establishing a new chapter of the National Alliance on Mental…

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Interviews & Perspectives | May 3, 2018

In this interview, Cindy Moyer, MSW, LSW, CDP, a licensed social worker and Founder of Caring Choices, a personal health care conversation consulting service, shared…

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Interviews & Perspectives | May 17, 2017

In this interview Raslann Nizar, MD, Medical Director at the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program and Vice Chairman of the Psychiatry Department at St Joseph’s Hospital…

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Presentation | May 3, 2017

Dr. Nicole Meade provides a brief overview of schizophrenia. Key points include the definition, cause, diagnosis, and treatment of schizophrenia.

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Presentation | May 3, 2017

Dr. Samantha Sweeney provides a brief overview of bipolar disorder. Key points include the definition, cause, diagnosis, and treatment of bipolar disorder.

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Presentation | May 2, 2017

Dr. Becky Wong provides a brief overview of major depressive disorder. Key points include the definition, cause, diagnosis, and potential treatment of major depressive disorder.

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Resource | April 7, 2017

This downloadable resource, developed by Mental Health America (MHA), part of their Mental Health Toolkit, provides patient statements on what life with depression feels like…

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Fact & Help Sheets | April 4, 2017

Caregivers can play an important role in helping their loved one manage major depressive disorder, but sometimes there’s confusion around the role they can have…

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Fact & Help Sheets | April 4, 2017

As a caregiver, you know that some of the symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD) may make connecting with your loved ones difficult. Because your…

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Fact & Help Sheets | April 4, 2017

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a brain disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and handles daily activities. Just like other conditions, such as…

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Fact & Help Sheets | April 4, 2017

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that affects a person’s mood, energy, and ability to function. Just like other conditions, such as heart disease or…

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Fact & Help Sheets | April 4, 2017

Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. Just like other conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes, schizophrenia…

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Fact & Help Sheets | April 4, 2017

The Treatment Team is the best resource for information and advice about bipolar disorder. Each Treatment Team can be made up of different types of…

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Fact & Help Sheets | April 4, 2017

The Treatment Team is the best resource for information and advice about major depressive disorder (MDD). Each Treatment Team can be made up of different…

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Fact & Help Sheets | April 4, 2017

The Treatment Team, including the psychiatrist, is the best resource for information and advice about schizophrenia. Each Treatment Team can be made up of different…

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Fact & Help Sheets | April 4, 2017

Caregivers can play an important role in helping their loved one manage bipolar disorder, but sometimes there’s confusion around the role they can have in…

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Fact & Help Sheets | April 3, 2017

As a caregiver, you know that some of the symptoms of schizophrenia may make connecting with your loved one difficult. Because your involvement is so…

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Fact & Help Sheets | April 3, 2017

Caregivers can play an important role in helping their loved one manage schizophrenia, but sometimes there's confusion around the role they can have in the…

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Fact & Help Sheets | April 3, 2017

As a caregiver, you know that some of the symptoms of bipolar disorder may make connecting with your loved ones difficult. Because your involvement is…

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Resource | March 28, 2017

This downloadable resource, developed by Mental Health America (MHA), provides outreach ideas, items for advocates, fact sheets, and handouts about mental illness. Resource: Mental Health…

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Resource | March 22, 2017

This resource explains the basics of schizophrenia relapse and how you may recognize potential signs of a relapse. It also includes information on the importance of…

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Resource | March 22, 2017

This brochure discusses the role that caregivers may play in helping individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD). It also explains how MDD can impact a…

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