May is Mental Health Awareness month and with this special collection, launching May 2021, Psycom Pro and its sister consumer brand Psycom propose that mental health earn its rightful place in the annual battery of assessments undertaken by adults. In the articles below, we take a close look at gaps in current mental health screenings in the United States and what an annual mental health exam could, and should, involve.

Contributing to the conversation are behavioral and mental health experts, as well as pain psychologists:

  • Alison Huffstetler, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University and Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • Clay Jackson, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN; former president, Academy of Integrated Pain Management
  • Jean Kim, MD, Psychiatrist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Julie Kolzet, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Consultant, New York, NY
  • David M. McCord, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC; president, Assessment Section of Division 12 (Clinical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association
  • Michael McGee, MD, Staff Psychiatrist, California Department of State Hospitals, Atascadero, CA; President, Well Mind, Inc; Book Author
  • Andrew Penn, NP, MS, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner; Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco’s School of Nursing; Attending NP at the San Francisco Veterans Administration; Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Researcher, San Francisco, CA
  • Steven Starks, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Houston College of Medicine, Houston, TX


  • Robert Twillman, PhD, FACLP, a pain management psychologist with St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Specialists, Kansas City, MO
  • Katie Bennett, JD, consultant specializing in the areas of healthcare, law, and ethics, non-profit and trade organizations, policy development, and advocacy strategies
  • Daniel Barron, MD, PhD, clinical psychiatrist and pain physician; appointed Medical Director of Brigham and Women’s new Interventional Pain Psychiatry Program; appointed faculty member at Harvard Medical School; author of Reading Our Minds: The Rise of Big Data Psychiatry


Last Updated: Jun 1, 2021