Psych Matters Blog

A (simple) Question

By: Patricia Harrison-Monroe, PhD | January 10, 2022

Bias lives in all of us and it plays out in our personal and professional lives in many ways. As researchers, we may be aware of the arduous task of recruiting a diverse subject pool, recognizing that generalizing results to the larger population when your subjects do not reflect the community is more than just a pitfall of doing human research.

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Words Matter: Choosing the Best Language to Reduce Stigma

By: Jordan Karp, MD | November 17, 2021

Stigma about mental illness and addiction continues to interfere with both prevention and care.

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Minority Mental Health Month

By: Patricia Harrison-Monroe, PhD | July 23, 2021

That social and racial injustice and inequity exist has been documented and studied for many decades. What the pandemic exposed in a more public way is how pervasive these disparities are, and the high cost they carry. Over this past year, African American, Native American and Latino-Hispanic populations have had significantly disproportionate higher rates of infections, hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19.

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Serious Mental Illness & Tobacco Use

By: Jordan Karp, MD | May 26, 2021

Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) smoke cigarettes at disproportionately higher rates, are more likely to smoke heavily, and have lower cessation rates than the general population.

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Derek Chauvin Convictions

By: Patricia Harrison-Monroe, PhD | April 26, 2021

We need to remain alert to the realities of racism and how this unrelenting stressor continues to impact the physical and mental wellbeing of People of Color.

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