Examining Religious Orientation and the Attribution Model of Stigma
The Attribution Model of mental illness stigma posits that attributions about the causes and controllability of mental illness contribute to prejudicial emotional reactions, which in turn may lead to discriminatory behaviors towards people with mental illnesses.
Pilot Study of Mind-Body Skills Groups for Adolescents with Depression in Primary Care
Eskenazi Health has invested in a system-wide, mind-body approach to enhance the well-being of its staff and patients. Given high rates of depression in primary care, and comorbidity of depression with other psychiatric disorders and physical disorders such as diabetes, effectively integrating mind-body interventions into primary care has great potential to positively impact not only depression but also overall physical health.
The impact of burnout on patient-centered care: A comparative effectiveness trial in mental health
Burnout, characterized by high levels of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization (negative or cynical attitudes about patients), and a diminished sense of personal achievement, is very common among mental healthcare providers.
BREATHE-OUT Burnout Reduction: Enhanced Awareness, Tools, Handouts, and Education-Organizational Understanding and Training
Health care providers, particularly those who work in the mental health field, are at high risk for experiencing burnout – high levels of emotional exhaustion, cynical attitudes towards consumers of services, and a reduced sense of personal accomplishment.
A Pilot Study of CommonGround Based Shared Decision Making
Shared decision-making (SDM) is a collaborative process between a provider and consumer of health services, both of whom work together to arrive at optimal healthcare decisions.
Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration Project
Recent data from several states have found that people with serious mental illness served by our public mental health systems die, on average, at least 25 years earlier than the general population.
Comparison of Fidelity Assessment Methods
National policy has dramatically increased the emphasis on implementing evidence-based mental health services to meet the needs of people with severe mental illness, and the VHA has made great strides at providing effective, community-based services.
Illness Management and Recovery for Veterans with Severe Mental Illness
The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health has called for a transformation of the mental health system to partner with consumers of those services in delivering effective interventions focused on recovery, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed a Mental Health Strategic Plan to address these recommendations.
Breathe in the VA
The purpose of this research study was to rigorously test the impact of the BREATHE intervention in a randomized design and determine longer-term effects of the training, to examine the organizational contextual factors increasing or reducing burnout, and to design an overarching intervention framework for the implementation of BREATHE that includes organizational factors.
Romantic Relationships in Early Psychosis
This study investigated the role of romantic relationships in the lives of individuals experiencing early psychosis. For those early in the course of a psychotic illness, interpersonal relationships have been identified as a top goal, yet there is a paucity of research examining the role of romantic relationships