A Year of Mental Health Resources
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five U.S. adults experience a mental illness or a mental health disorder.
While millions of people in the U.S. are affected by mental illness each year, the
Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health is collaborating with TTUHSC renowned mental
health care professionals to provide credible resources and advice to help women identify
and address mental health needs.
Supporting Women's Mental Health
- Throughout 2021 we'll share video topics brought to you by our health care experts.
Each video aims to address a specific women's mental health subject, provide education,
support skills and resource suggestions.
- Scheduled topics include women's mental health month and back-to-school anxieties.
- Subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive updates as new topics are released.
Meet Our Experts
Dr. Sarah Wakefield
Sarah Mallard Wakefield, M.D., serves as the chair of the Department of Psychiatry
at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). She is a fellowship trained
child and adolescent and forensic psychiatrist, and she is a member of the American
Psychiatry Association (APA), the American Academy is Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL)
and much more.
In recent years, Dr. Wakefield's work has revolved around relational psychiatry. She
has given presentations regarding children's mental health, perinatal mental health
and juvenile justice. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and
Neurology in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry.
Dr. Stephanie Moses
Stephanie Moses, Ph.D. is a practicing clinical psychologist in the Permian Basin
at Texas Tech Physicians. She serves at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
as an associate professor, Director of Behavioral Health and the Creator and Director
for the Family Medicine Mental Health Fellowship.
Moses has a special interest in reducing the stigma of mental health conditions among
people of color. She additionally has several areas of expertise including providing
individual, group, and family psychotherapy involving concerns of postpartum depression,
trauma, relationship issues, abuse, anxiety, body image and more. In addition to her
many roles at TTUHSC and Texas Tech Physicians, she is the author of the book, "In
Session" which addresses mental health among women of color. Dr. Moses works to challenge
the stigma of having a mental illness and getting treatment for it.
Dr. Amy Stark
Dr. Amy Stark, M.D., is a homegrown doc, having graduated medical school from Texas
Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2013. In 2018, after completing general
psychiatry training at the Mayo Clinic and addiction training at Yale University School
of Medicine, she rejoined TTUHSC as an associate professor in the department of psychiatry
in Amarillo, Texas. She also serves as the psychiatry clerkship director for the medical
students on the Amarillo campus.
Dr. Stark's areas of expertise and professional interests include opioid use disorder
and medication assisted treatment; alcohol use disorder; mood disorders; anxiety disorders;
and psychiatry for specialty populations, including peripartum women and the LGBT
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