Posts By: Stephen Taylor, MD

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year more than any other, mental health awareness is vitally important. We are coming to the end of a very difficult year dealing with the stresses of the pandemic and it will be easy to “let our guard” down as we start getting back to a more normal…
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Suicide prevention

When I was a resident in psychiatry at the University of Louisville, I ran across a study that was looking at suicide in the community and the impact mental health interventions may or may not have on the rates of suicide. The study evaluated 100 suicides in Jefferson County taken from the coroner’s office. The…
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Suicide risks and warning signs

The second leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 34 in the United States is suicide. It’s a topic that a lot of people don’t like to talk about, but it’s something we need to face head-on. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which is a great opportunity to discuss the risk…
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Overcoming pandemic fatigue

As humans, we have a psychological reaction to disaster and we’re seeing those reactions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Early on in any disaster, we go through a period of confusion. We are trying to figure out what’s going on and what’s going to happen next. During this period, many people feel overwhelmed and confused. Our…
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