Sexual Health After Violence: Encouraging Healthier Relationships

Lauren Farabough

Women who have experienced emotional abuse, physical violence or sexual violence are more likely to participate in sexual and drug use behaviors that increase their risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection, research shows.

Mental Health and Minorities: Reaching African-Americans in the Delta

David Robinson

Mental health and minorities

Mental illness is an equal opportunity disease, affecting whites and African-Americans about the same. What is different, especially for African-Americans in the Delta, are the barriers to mental health services, including perceptions that make them less willing to seek help.

Depression and Heart Disease: College of Nursing Research Studies Genetic Link

Nate Hinkel

Lorraine Frazier, Ph.D., R.N.

If signs of depression in patients hospitalized for a heart attack are not recognized and treated, those patients are twice as likely to suffer a reoccurring coronary event. And with depression rates in those patients as much as three times greater than the general population, much can be done to improve those patients’ quality of life.

VA Research: UAMS, VA Mental Health Research Takes National Role

David Robinson

UAMS VA Campus

More than half-a-million veterans enrolled in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care system are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and with suicide claiming the lives of an estimated 22 veterans every day.

UAMS Expands Psychiatry Training in Northwest Arkansas

Jon Parham

UAMS Northwest Campus

Opening the UAMS Northwest regional campus in 2009 also opened doors of opportunity for medical students and resident physicians in the field of psychiatry. The campus expanded access to medical and mental health care with newly graduated physicians completing their residencies in the area. By starting their careers in Arkansas — a state with one of the lowest number of … Read More

Social Work Psychotherapy: UAMS, UALR Center Provides Therapy Training

Jon Parham

Kevin Navin, LCSW

When licensed clinical social worker Kevin Navin was in graduate school in the 1990s, email was still largely only found on university campuses and pagers were commonplace. Just as technology has changed, so have mental health treatment models, Navin said.