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Overview of the UAMS ARBEST Program

Overview of UAMS ARBEST Program (Arkansas Building Effective Services for Trauma) by Chad Sievers, MSSW, & Robyn D. Rektor, MA In the spring of 2009, the Arkansas State Legislature approved funding to improve screening, monitoring, and continuity of care for children experiencing physical or sexual abuse in Arkansas to address the psychological impact of trauma.…

Treating Acute Stress Disorder, Simple and Complex PTSD

Treating Acute Stress Disorder, Simple and Complex PTSD Betty Everett, PhD UAMS Walker Family Clinic   The treatment of acute stress disorder, simple PTSD (one event), and complex PTSD require different treatments. What follows is a discussion of some key elements, drawn from literature, workshops and personal experience working with children and families. The Majority…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Byron Simoneaux, Ph.D. Arkansas Veterans Affairs Psychologist Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is quickly becoming one of the most visible psychological disorders in the news and social media. Such exposure has provided a dynamic perspective on PTSD. The ever-changing perception of this condition can create problems for people who suffer with it including social…

Speaking Out for Mental Health

Speaking Out for Mental Health By Anitra Fay, PhD As we continue our focus upon increased knowledge of and information about mental health, we want to tell you about two women who discussed a spectrum of mental health issues and messages of empowerment for seeking help and health this month. Mariel Hemingway and Demi Lovato…

APA Campaign to Change Direction!

Join the APA Campaign to Change Direction! Article Provided by Anitra Fay, PhD The American Psychological Association (APA) is happy to announce a campaign to change the perception of mental health. By so doing, barriers to an individual’s recognizing a need for and obtaining services can be reduced. The May 2015 issue of the American…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Written by Anitra Fay, Ph.D. Mark your calendar for an important event the first week of National Mental Health Awareness month! Schizophrenia is a tragic and debilitating condition that has struck so many of our best and brightest youth, robbing them of much of their promise and robbing us…