Psych Matters Blog

Suicide Prevention

By: Chad McWhinnie, PhD | September 24, 2019

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories to shed light on this highly stigmatized topic. The purpose of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness about suicide and connect individuals with suicidal thoughts to available resources.

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Helping Students Navigate Campus Life

The time we all have been waiting for: the return to campus. Most of us are usually excited to see our college friends and catch up from the summer away. Departing from home is easier than the last time, as we begin to become the more independent version of ourselves. The summer can be a whirlwind of emotions, but now we are back to school, and ready to make more memories.

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Memory Matters: Alzheimer's and the brain

By: Ole J. Thienhaus, MD, MBA | June 15, 2019

Research shows that more than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). One in three elderly patients dies with Alzheimer’s or dementia, making it the sixth leading fatality in the United States. Alzheimer’s awareness, research studies, and learning more about brain health are all essential to our collective well-being.

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Making a Difference: Helping Mothers, Helping Babies

By: Saira S Kalia, MD | May 15, 2019

Around the world, as many as 2 in 10 new mothers experience some type of perinatal mental health issues. Having a child is viewed as being a happy time in a woman's life however for many it can be a dark, terrifying and isolating place. Maternal mental health illnesses frequently go unnoticed and untreated, often with long-term and sometimes tragic consequences to both mother and child.

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A Doctor's Perspective on Autism

By: Andrew W. Gardner, PhD | April 16, 2019

As of 2018, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects one in 59 births in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction...

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