Psych Matters Blog

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By: Karen Weihs, MD | October 31, 2022

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Dr. Karen Weihs shares some important information about the meaning of the pink ribbon.

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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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