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August 18, 2023

Maui Wildfire Response: Resources for Mental Health Clinicians Who Are Helping

  • Trauma

In the aftermath of the dreadful wildfires in Maui, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Committee on Psychiatric Dimensions of Disaster has prepared the following list of resources for mental health clinicians. These resources are fully vetted by physicians and are free to all who may need them.

August 15, 2023

Fostering College Student Mental Health and Resilience

  • Healthy living for mental well-being, Patients and Families, Teens and young adults

College student mental health has been the focus of much attention in recent years. Mental health is integral to student success and mental health concerns among college students are an ongoing and systemic problem; not just a consequence of the pandemic.

August 10, 2023

Vaping of Nicotine: Problem, Controversy, Opportunity

  • By George Kolodner, M.D.

The commercial success of e-cigarettes and the understandable concern about their popularity with youth make a balanced assessment of medical risks challenging. Researchers have increasingly been providing information that helps in that assessment.

August 01, 2023

The Transformative Power of Music in Mental Well-Being

  • Healthy living for mental well-being, Patients and Families, Treatment

Music has always held a special place in our lives, forming an integral part of human culture for centuries. Whether we passively listen to our favorite songs or actively engage in music-making by singing or playing instruments, music can have a profound influence on our socio-emotional development and overall well-being.

July 24, 2023

Mental Health and Men of Color: Addressing Common Misconceptions

  • By Walter E. Wilson Jr., M.D., M.H.A.
  • Diverse populations, Men, Patients and Families

The prevailing thinking is that men simply don’t express their emotions, however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. The discrepancy lies in how we define the term “express” as a man may choose to navigate frustration and anger in a quieter and more reserved manner or in a more visibly angry, explicit manner. Both are valid ways of expressing emotion. All men are different and operate along a spectrum of emotional expression.

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