Despite Precautions, COVID-19 Pandemic Disproportionately Impacts People From Minoritized Backgrounds
A new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine has found that people from racial and ethnic minoritized backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic despite being more likely to engage in health and safety precautions than their white counterparts.
Public spaces as transformative creative wellness spaces: an evaluation of Musical Intervention
Musical Intervention (MI) is a public space that supports individuals who seek opportunities for creativity and connection with the broader community. A new study by Yale researchers sought to evaluate and understand MI through surveys, qualitative interviews, and ethnographic observations.Source: Social Work in Mental Health
New Haven Eyes New 'Community Resilience' Department to Combat Street Violence
Michael Rowe, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, was among the people who attended a news conference August 2 when New Haven's mayor announced the formation of a new Department of Community Resilience to strengthen the fight against violence in the city. Rowe is co-director of the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health.Source: New Haven Register
Delphin-Rittmon Nominated to Serve as Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use in Biden Administration
Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, PhD, Associate Professor Adjunct of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Surviving Violent, Traumatic Loss After Severe Political Persecution: Lessons From the Evaluation of a Venezuelan Asylum Seeker
Michelle Silva, PsyD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is co-author of a case study in BMJ Journals that highlights the human rights violations occurring in Venezuela through the case of a Venezuelan woman who experienced political persecution and traumatic loss resulting from her opposition to the ruling socialist party.Source: BMJ Journals
Suicide Risk Jumps Soon After Dementia Diagnosis
Older patients recently diagnosed with dementia are at a significantly increased risk for suicide compared to their peers without dementia. Investigators found that individuals who were diagnosed with dementia had a 54% increased risk for suicide within the first year after diagnosis. The risk was particularly high among those aged 74 years and younger. Timothy Schmutte, PsyD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, was the study investigator.Source: Medscape
Harper Research Featured by The Root Cause Coalition
Research by Annie Harper, PhD, Instructor in the Yale Department of Psychiatry is featured in the 2020 Status of Health Equity published by The Root Cause Coalition, a non-profit organization which works to achieve health equity through advocacy, education, and research.Source: The Root Cause Coalition
Harper to Lead Panel Discussion on Supportive Banking for People With Mental Health Problems
The panel discussion, “Banking for All: Why Financial Institutions Need to Offer Supportive Banking Features,” will be held Wednesday, November 6 from 12:00-1:30 pm in the Sterling Law Building Room at Yale Law School, 127 Wall St.
Desai to be honored with early career award from American Psychological Association
Miraj Desai, PhD, Instructor at the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health at Yale School of Medicine, has been chosen to receive the Distinguished Early Career Contributions in Qualitative Inquiry Award from Division 5 of the American Psychological Association (Division of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods).
Department's Psychology Section to screen 'The Thick Dark Fog'
The Yale Department of Psychiatry’s Psychology Section will sponsor a screening of the documentary “The Thick Dark Fog” at 3:00 pm May 15, 2019, at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St., New Haven.
Colloquium will unify knowledge about mental health across disciplines
The first-ever Yale Mental Health Colloquium will bring together leading scholars in the fields of architecture, business, economics, education, law, neuroscience, psychiatry, public health, social work, and technology for a half-day conversation on the topic.
Imani Breakthrough Recovery Program brings people out of depths of addiction
The faith-based Imani Breakthrough Recovery Program launched by Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Chyrell D. Bellamy, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, is helping people who struggle with addiction. The program is focused on the black community at churches in New Haven, Waterbury, Hartford, and Bridgeport.Source: New Haven Register
PRCH receives grant to develop New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
The Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH) has received a five-year Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant to develop a Mental Health Technology Transfer Center for the New England Region.
A Yale Scientist’s Unique Perspective on Resilience After Natural Disasters
To tackle a problem as big as climate change, we need to come together, start movements and make change, according to Miraj Desai, an associate research scientist at the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health in the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.Source: Well-Being
Sernyak and Levinsohn: 'The Mental Toll Of Repeal: How The ACA Protects Psychiatric And Substance Abuse Care'
Michael Sernyak, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and CEO of the Connecticut Mental Health Center, and Erik Levinsohn, a fourth-year MD student at Yale, have co-written an article about the impact the repeal of the Affordable Care Act would have on mental health services.Source: HuffPost