Psych Matters Blog

Mindfulness and the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us! During this time of year the joy, magic, and meaning of the season can also include stress and other feelings including sadness and anxiety. Dr. Mirsky, Mindfulness Clinic Director, at Banner-UMC Adult Psychiatry Clinic, shares with us how we can use mindfulness to turn towards these difficult emotions, understand they are ok and allow ourselves to feel what we are feeling.

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Veterans Day 2019

Veteran mental health services are essential to help our returning vets recover from their deployments and mental health issues related to their service. According to the RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research, 20 percent of the vets who served in either Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from either major depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By: Heidi Stapley, DO | October 17, 2019

Since 1981, the month of October has been recognized by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to victim advocates across the country. Most of us don’t know what to say or have a lack of knowledge about domestic violence and sexual assault which plays a large part in why these issues persist in our society.

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Suicide Prevention

By: Chad McWhinnie, PhD | September 24, 2019

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories to shed light on this highly stigmatized topic. The purpose of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness about suicide and connect individuals with suicidal thoughts to available resources.

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Helping Students Navigate Campus Life

The time we all have been waiting for: the return to campus. Most of us are usually excited to see our college friends and catch up from the summer away. Departing from home is easier than the last time, as we begin to become the more independent version of ourselves. The summer can be a whirlwind of emotions, but now we are back to school, and ready to make more memories.

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