Psych Matters Blog

Black History Month

By: Jordan Karp, MD | February 21, 2024

Annually in February, the United States honors the frequently overlooked histories and contemporary contributions of African Americans during Black History Month. In relation to mental health, the importance of recognizing the history and trauma connected to this country’s chattel slavery and systemic racism cannot be overstated.

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Winter 2024 Grants Program Overview

By: Jordan Karp, MD | January 22, 2024

The Institute of Mental Health Research is offering seed grants to support research that will lead to significant subsequent funding from federal agencies or major national philanthropic organizations, or research that makes a durable positive impact on existing mental health programming in Arizona.

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Arizona's Suicide Rates

By: Jordan Karp, MD | October 10, 2023

Today is World Mental Health Day, a time to bring awareness of people's suffering and the rising number of suicides in Arizona.

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Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Week

By: Matthew Erisman, MD | October 1, 2023

Ageism is defined by the World Health Organization as prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes towards people because of their age.

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International Overdose Awareness Day: August 31

By: Elisa N. Gumm, DO, FASAM | August 29, 2023

Treating addiction is not just a medical duty, but a moral obligation that stands at the forefront of healthcare priorities. As we approach International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, the significance of addressing addiction in Tucson cannot be overstated. Addiction tears apart lives, families, and communities, leading to devastating consequences.

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