Identifying Depression vs. Dementia in Older Adults

By Tina Harralson Vice President, Clinical Science Depression is the most prevalent mental health issue among older Americans, yet it is under-recognized and often left untreated or under-treated. If not addressed, depression can exacerbate chronic illnesses, lead to higher medical utilization including increased use in medications and emergency room visits, and impair social functioning. The […]

The Devastating Impact of Domestic Violence on Total Health

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By Cori McMahon, PsyD, NCCE Vice President of Clinical Services, Tridiuum According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. This equates to more than 10 million women and men annually or one woman being assaulted every […]

Behavioral Health Index (BHI) Outcomes and Phase Theory: First Look

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by Laura Dietzen, Manager of Behavioral Health Analytics Tridiuum ONE® users are familiar with our Behavioral Health Index, or BHI. It is a composite score unique to the platform that measures a patient’s behavioral health. The score is based on the tenets of measurement-based care and psychotherapy outcomes theory, calculated from questions covering multiple domains (overall well-being, […]

The State of Suicide and its Survivors

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By Cori McMahon, PsyD, NCCE VP of Clinical Services, Tridiuum Suicide, always a tragic outcome of advanced mental illness, is quickly becoming an even more formidable threat in the United States. According to Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), 2020 saw almost 46,000 Americans die from suicide in the U.S., making it now the 12th […]

Guns’ Hidden Victims

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by Rachel Jenkins, Senior Content Strategist | New Directions + Tridiuum View more resources for Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month 2022 Though suicide tends to garner less media attention than homicide, it consistently accounts for most gun deaths in the U.S. This is nothing new—it’s a fact that has held true since at least 1981. […]

Youth & Suicide

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by New Directions + Tridiuum View more resources for Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month 2022 You’ve probably seen or heard about rising suicide rates in the news—it’s scary. Right now we are seeing suicide rates among young people reach the highest levels since 2000. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages […]

BIPOC Awareness: How Can Behavioral Healthcare Better Reach Minorities?

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By Cori McMahon, PsyD, NCCE Bebe Moore Campbell was an American author, journalist, teacher and mental health advocate whose life efforts focused on the mental health needs of Black and other underrepresented communities. Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was first recognized in 2008 in Bebe Moore Campbell’s honor, and since then, Mental Health America has […]

Digital Tools for Reaching a New Generation

By Isabella Pappano, Research Assistant As 2021 concluded with powerful statements from leading youth mental health organizations and the U.S. Surgeon General, youth mental health became a focal social issue of 2022. In response, recent legislative decisions exemplify unprecedented attention to mitigating the issues of youth. Though these developments reflect important change, ensuring quality of […]

Men’s Behavioral Health: Unique Issues & Barriers to Care

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By Steven Schwartz, PhD Head of Research It is well known in most clinical circles that men have a unique relationship to issues of emotional and behavioral health. In general, men underutilize behavioral health services. In Men’s Health Awareness Month, we would like to recognize the men in our lives who suffer with emotional or […]

Tackling High Rates of Post-Traumatic Stress in the LGBTQIA+ Community

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By Cori McMahon, PsyD, NCCE Given the societal discrimination that LGBTQIA+ individuals face, behavioral health struggles are deeply rooted in the community. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is prevalent among gender and sexual minorities (GSM), stemming from the physical, mental, and emotional threats they too often experience. During PTSD Awareness and Pride Month, we’re examining the […]