Volunteering on the PRMS Blog

*This piece is a re-print from the Spring Edition of the Journal of the Mississippi Psychiatric Association.   As part of PRMS’ ongoing commitment to behavioral health, we are pleased to feature Doctors Chasity Torrence, FAPA, and Dustyn Baker, co-founders of the Psychiatry Outreach Program (POP) in Jackson, Mississippi, as guest bloggers this month, reflecting on the impact P ...

In keeping with PRMS’ mission to support the greater behavioral health community, we invited Vasudev Makhija, MD, DLFAPA, founder and president of the South Asian Mental Health Initiative and Network (SAMHIN), and a past president of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association (NJPA), to share more about SAMHIN, its current projects, and future plans. PRMS is proud to support SAMHIN ...

PRMS team members traditionally wear red for American Heart Association’s (AHA) National Wear Red Day, which falls on the first Friday of February every year. And even though this year our group photo looks different from years past, PRMS is still wearing red virtually as we work from home to support and raise awareness for women's heart health. Learn more about AHA’s Go Red fo ...

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There’s no complete picture of health without mental health. But while public health organizations address the threat of COVID-19 and other disease threats, a passionate group of volunteer psychiatrists in consultation with the United Nations (UN) is focused on mental health issues across the globe. Over the past four years, PRMS is pleased to have supported the United Nations ...

This #GivingTuesday, in our efforts to continue supporting organizations helping our communities affected by COVID-19, PRMS is pleased to announce our annual holiday donations to Arlington Food Assistance Center, Kraftlove, and NAMI’s Frontline Wellness Fund. These organizations, which consist of both local and national efforts, recognize the unique challenges the pandemic ha ...

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This July marks Minority Mental Health Month, and now more than ever, knowing that minority communities are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re using our platform to spread awareness, share educational tools, and show support. PRMS is proud to announce our donation this month to the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in an effort to support this cause. ...

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As a part of PRMS’ ongoing commitment to behavioral health, we invited Deborah Shoemaker, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, to be our featured guest blogger this month and reflect on the current environment in Pennsylvania and the country at large.  I started to write this article a few weeks ago in May when the commonwealth [Pennsylvania] was startin ...

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During this unprecedented health crisis, it’s more important than ever that we stay home as much as possible. But while we continue to remain physically distant, we commend psychiatrists for staying connected, rising to the challenge, and continuing to find ways to deliver mental health services. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month and in support of the entire health co ...

As a part of PRMS’ ongoing commitment to behavioral health we invited Dr. Chasity Torrence, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and a staff psychiatrist at the Mississippi State Hospital, to be featured as one of our guest bloggers this month. In 2016, Dr. Torrence received the PRMS Reside ...

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People are attracted to medicine as a career for myriad reasons, but for most, a key motivator is a desire to help alleviate the suffering of others. At a time when the great suffering of the residents of northeast corridor is evident to all, many doctors are thinking about how they can help. Alas, the legal strictures of modern life force us to advise doctors to control the i ...

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