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Is it “Winter Blues” or Seasonal Affective Disorder?

"Winter blues" can affect us all, but for some Seasonal Affective Disorder is a persistent, sometimes debilitating health issue. Read more.

Handling Holiday Stress

By Richard Juman, PsyD, Director of Behavioral Health Policy and Regulations and Co-Chair, Clinician Resiliency Core Group, TeamHealth For many Americans, the holiday season is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the time when we’re most likely to connect, to engage in religious or spiritual practices, to watch those favorite old holiday...

World Mental Health Day 2021

This year, World Mental Health Day could not have come at a more crucial time. Anyone with even a casual interest in current affairs can’t escape the headlines around mental health issues.

Depression Screenings: Taking “Universal Precautions” Against Depression

By Richard Juman, PsyD, Director of Behavioral Health Policy and Regulations, Co-Chair, Clinician Resiliency Core Group   As National Depression Screening Day approaches on October 7, it’s important to highlight the value of identifying depression. Both the World Health Organization and the United Nations Health Agency report that depression, on its own, is a leading...

Sustaining Resilience in the Ongoing Pandemic

If, during the dark pandemic winter of 2020 and 2021, someone had told you an effective COVID-19 vaccine would be developed but the pandemic would continue to rage, how would you have reacted? What if they told you it was because tens of millions of Americans refused to get vaccinated?

Suicide Prevention: Make mental health a priority

By Richard Juman, PsyD, TeamHealth National Director of Psychological Services, and Co-chair of the TeamHealth Clinician Resiliency Work Group While the month of September, National Suicide Prevention Month, comes to a close, the importance of focusing on your mental health continues year-round. There is a high rate of suicide and increasing rate of burnout among...

Father’s Day: Parenting in a Pandemic

By Richard Juman, PsyD, TeamHealth National Director of Psychological Services The American educator Reed Markham had this to say about fatherhood: “Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.” As fathers, we do the big things, like making sure that our kids...