Psych Matters Blog

Suicide & Mental Healthcare Disparities

By: Patricia Harrison-Monroe, PhD | September 16, 2022

While I often seek out opportunities to educate underserved communities about mental illness and the associated stigma regarding diagnosis and treatment that remains so prevalent, I recognize that I walk a fine line.

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International Overdose Awareness Day

By: Jordan Karp, MD | August 29, 2022

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day and health professionals can help end this epidemic and heal people by screening their patients for substance use disorder (SUD).

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Ageism & Its Impact on Health

By: Jordan Karp, MD | July 23, 2022

While we don’t have control over larger societal commentaries on older adults, we can shift the narrative and change our own behavior. We can remember to respect the knowledge, wisdom, and experiences of older adults and stop making assumptions about abilities, health, and competencies.

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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

By: Patricia Harrison-Monroe, PhD | July 22, 2022

As mental health professionals, we know all too well the social and internalized stigma that confronts people with mental illnesses – for both the illness and for seeking treatment. This challenge is compounded in marginalized communities.

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Reflections on Celebrating Juneteenth

By: Patricia Harrison-Monroe, PhD | June 17, 2022

On June 19, 1865, Black slaves in Galveston, Texas, were informed that two years earlier, President Abraham Lincoln had declared the freedom of enslaved people. While Juneteenth has been a day of commemoration and celebration since 1866, many remain unaware of its history and importance.

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