Psych Matters Blog

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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Department of Psychiatry Condemns Anti-Asian Violence

By: Patricia Harrison-Monroe, PhD | March 19, 2021

Vicious acts of discrimination have touched countless families and culminated in injuries and deaths.

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