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  As vulnerable Arlington County families gather together for Thanksgiving dinner this week, many of their plates will include beans and rice packaged by PRMS.  PRMS employees got into the holiday spirit recently by taking time out from their schedules to carefully package 1,600-one pound bags of beans and rice for the Arlington Food Assistance Center, a food bank providing ...

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In recent years, the consequences of breach of confidentiality have increased significantly given state and federal laws governing the breach of patient and consumer information. Along with the increased regulation is the incentive for wrongdoers (internal and external to your practice) to access and steal your patients’ information without permission. Protected health inform ...

What a difference a few months make for Kraftlove Inc., a nonprofit that provides creative crafting kits to hospitalized children facing a variety of illnesses and challenges. When Kraftlove was launched earlier this year, PRMS was proud to help provide funding and volunteer support for the unique crafting-for-a-cause program. Since then, it has really taken off. We are deli ...

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Psychiatric wounds of war can run deep. Veterans often struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression and substance  use.  Training to identify, treat or refer veterans for help and to better understand military culture is critical. That is why PRMS recently provided  support for the New York State Psychiatric Association’s (NYS ...

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Today is National Depression Screening Day. This is the 25th anniversary of this yearly event, created by Screening for Mental Health (SMH), an organization founded by Dr. Douglas Jacobs. The organization hopes to create a world where mental health is viewed and treated with the same gravity as physical health, and depression screening helps make that vision a reality. Facts ...

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As the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Suicide Prevention Awareness Month marches on in September, we would like to shine the spotlight on a very important and heartbreaking issue – suicide among those who have served our country. Military service members and veterans face many stressors reintegrating into the world they left behind. They may struggle with money, f ...

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Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans and a very real professional liability risk for psychiatrists working with patients. September is National Suicide Prevention Month, which makes the tragic and important topic of suicide all the more timely. PRMS is committed to helping clinicians deal with this very sad and real patient safety risk by offering risk man ...

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On the ABC television show “What Would You Do?” host John Quiñones and his crew report on split-second and sometimes unexpected decisions made by people who think no one is watching when things get tough. Do they freeze or ignore what’s going on around them? How often do they really do the right thing? A mental health education program for high school students in Kentucky ha ...

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In the “Malpractice Rx” column of the current issue of Current Psychiatry, Drs. Mossman and Reynolds address the risks of using e-mail to communicate with patients. As they mention, getting the patient’s consent is the key to managing the risk. We recommend that this consent be documented and there is a link in the article to access our model informed consent to e-mail templa ...

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The South Asian Mental Health Initiative and Network (SAMHIN) – a New Jersey-based group working to address the mental health needs of the region’s burgeoning South Asian community and to combat the stigma of mental illness particularly prevalent among this population – is just a year old, but its initiatives have made it a recent recipient of PRMS support. Founded by a prac ...

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