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Only 8% of Americans Receive Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

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While 28 million Americans live with alcohol use disorder, less than 8% receive treatment for their disease. Board-certified addiction specialist Sarah Akerman shares her expertise on the barriers patients may face to seeking treatment and how medical professionals can help: https://bit.ly/3ynE9Jd

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Why Are Some Black Americans With Bipolar Disorder Going Undiagnosed?

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Although Black Americans have the same rate of bipolar disorder as other racial and ethnic groups, they are less likely to receive a diagnosis due to lack of access and cultural stigma. Check out the facts and consider sharing this resource with a friend: https://mhanational.org/bipolar-disorder-and-black-americans?sf167604932=1

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Ending Negative Stigmas Surrounding Addiction

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Research shows that societal stigmas associated with substance use disorders like alcohol and opioid dependence can have a direct impact on people’s ability to receive a diagnosis and treatment. Learn more about ways to end the stigma: https://bit.ly/3RygVJa

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About the Alkermes Inspiration Grants® Program

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Organizations supporting people living with addiction, serious mental illness and cancer have faced unique needs and challenges during the COVID pandemic. The 2020 Alkermes Inspiration Grants identified nonprofit groups meeting the unique needs of patients we serve and provided support to their efforts. To learn more about the impact of these grants, check out our new video.

BIPOC Americans and Barriers to Mental Health Care

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BIPOC mental health month is a time to raise awareness around the barriers that keep many communities from receiving proper mental health care. Learn more and stay tuned as we share facts and resources throughout July.

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LGB Adults Are More Likely to Binge Drink Than Their Non-LGB Counterparts

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A survey by the The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) showed that 32% of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults reported binge drinking versus 26% of non-LGB adults. To learn more about findings from the study click here: https://bit.ly/3mp23ys

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How To Better Support Individuals With Bipolar 1 Disorder

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We’re committed to listening to mental health providers and learning how we can better help them support individuals with bipolar 1 disorder.

Our survey of psychiatrists conducted with The Harris Poll & Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – National Headquarters uncovered varying answers for why individuals may stop taking their medication.

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Alkermes Remains Committed to Oncology Innovation

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On the heels of ASCO22, we remain committed to innovating in the oncology space, particularly for cancers with high unmet needs, like platinum-resistant ovarian cancer. Thomas Herzog, M.D. and Craig Hopkinson M.D. share their insights on how our actively recruiting ARTISTRY-7 clinical trial in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer aspires to address these needs: https://bit.ly/3azbAjw

 

Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Mental Health Trailblazers

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Pride Month is a time for us to celebrate the important strides made to support and advance LGBTQIA+ mental health. See the images to learn about several queer mental health trailblazers and keep up with us as we share resources all month long.

Alkermes Honor Men's Mental Health

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Fact: compared to women, men are less likely to seek support and services for mental illness. This Men's Health Month, Alkermes encourages its followers to join the movement to amplify Men's Mental Health information and resources. Check out a few action items below.

Here are a few actions you can take to honor men's mental health:

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