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August 18, 2023

New Poll Finds the Public Perceives Psychiatry as Innovative, But Show Caution on Using New Treatments

  • Patients and Families, Public awareness, Technology, Treatment

In recent years, the field of psychiatry has seen many new developments and innovations in diagnosis and treatment, and that is reflected in public perception. The latest APA Healthy Minds Poll, a national public opinion poll, finds that almost three-fourths of Americans agree with the statement: “Psychiatry is an innovative field, and new diagnostic tools and treatments are being developed that will help people’s mental health.”

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 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.

July 20, 2023

Extreme Heat Can Take a Toll on Mental Health

  • Patients and Families, Public awareness

In addition to the potentially serious physical health consequences, the extreme heat that much of the country is experiencing can also have significant impacts on mental health.

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