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Mental and Behavioral Health Blog

Community Pharmacists as Partners in Mental Health

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Suicidal Ideation Among Veterans Living with Cancer

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Psychotherapies for Young People - Trends Over Time

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Why Do We Like to be Scared?

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We all have that one friend, co-worker, or family member that hounds us to go to the haunted house with them every year. In the spirit of Halloween being just around the corner, we will be discussing an article that explores why we like to be scared. The 2019 article is titled “Voluntary Arousing Negative Experiences (VANE): Why We Like to Be Scared.” Authors Kerr, Siegle, and Orsini examined survey data and neural reactivity associated with voluntary engagement in high arousal negative experiences (VANE). The researchers sought to explore if and how stimuli otherwise perceived as negative might be experienced as positive stimuli in the context of voluntary engagement.

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Psychological Distress in Medical Students: Practices and Barriers

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Identifying Child Mental Health Problems in Primary Care

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Community Mental Health in a Historically Black Church: A Call for Action

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Utilizing Primary Care Teams for Improvements in Behavioral Health

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Monitoring Treatment Progress - Are Providers Actually Doing It?

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In this post we will be summarizing and discussing the peer-reviewed article, Monitoring Treatment Progress and Providing Feedback is Viewed Favorably but Rarely Used in Practice, by Jensen-Doss, Becker Haimes, Smith, Lyon, Lewis, Stanick, and Hawley. This article was published in the Administration and Policy in Mental Health Journal in 2018.

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Stress, Substance Use, and Mental Health Issues Among College Students

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In this post we will be summarizing and briefly discussing the peer-reviewed article “Perceived Stress, Substance Use, and Mental Health Issues Among College Students in the Midwest” a 2019 study published by Stowell, Lewis, and Brooks in the Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community. The study was primarily designed to evaluate the relationship between stress and mental health in a sample of college students.

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