Honoring Our Remarkable Nurses
UHS employs more than 22,000 nurses and honors their incredible impact on patients, their families and communities. We celebrate nurses everywhere during National Nurses Week, May 6-12.
The Cannabis Epidemic
December 2021 — Cannabis use has increased significantly in the US. This session will focus on the forces driving this rise in use, risk factors for the development of dependence, and outline the science related to cannabinoids.
Covid-Related Stress and the Connection to Substance Use and Abuse
December 2020 — Covid has presented a number of challenges to the behavioral health community. This session will discuss the relationships between Covid and the mental health challenges that it presents and their relationship to substance use and abuse.
River Vista Behavioral Health Hospital: Construction Progresses amid Pandemic
September 2021 — The new River Vista Behavioral Health hospital, located at 40886 Goodwin Way in Madera, is on track to open in early 2023.
Raising Awareness of Suicide Prevention
In this Federation of American Hospitals podcast, UHS’ Karen Johnson offers thoughts on how to reemerge back to society after lockdown, and shares effective resources to help prevent suicide.
A Healthier Nation: Strategies to Improve Resiliency, Breakdown Stigma & Collaborate
September 2021 — The colliding challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic and national crises are placing increasing demands on the behavioral health industry, families, and communities across the country. As we observe and take action during National Suicide Prevention Month in September, this session will present ideas for spreading awareness, expanding the national dialogue about mental health, and strategies for connecting with communities, schools, and other partners.