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Breaking the Stigma

More celebrities leading the way for mental health awareness.  Mental health awareness has been brought into the spotlight as of late. More and more artists, celebrities, musicians, and actors have been coming forward with their own accounts of personal struggle with mental health. By using their influence to spread knowledge about the stigma surrounding mental health, positive strides have been made for everyday people struggling with mental health problems. The stigma surrounding mental health can be broken down into two parts. As Dr. Graham Davey writes, “Social stigma is characterized by prejudicial attitudes and discriminating behavior directed towards individuals with mental health problems as a result of the psychiatric label they have been given.” The other facet of stigma when it concerns mental health is perceived...

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Welcome, Dr. Kathryn Korslund!

  At THIRA Health, our treatment programs are based in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and aim to provide a comprehensive approach to mental wellness, an approach developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan in the late 1980s. As such, it is with great pleasure that we are able to introduce world-renowned DBT expert Dr. Kathryn Korslund as our new Clinical Director. After receiving her PhD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania at Hahnemann University, Dr. Korslund completed a postdoctoral fellowship under the direction of Dr. Linehan herself in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington (UW). In 2003, Dr. Korslund became a research scientist at UW’s Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC) and worked alongside Dr. Linehan on several NIH-funded research studies centered on further developing and...

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