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).
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
Connecticut rolls out new strategy to combat opioid addiction, overdoses and deaths
Gov. Dannel Malloy on Thursday unveiled a statewide strategy to address the opioid epidemic that he hopes will reduce the number of fatal overdoses that continue to ravage Connecticut by providing more access to addiction treatment.Source: New Haven Register
Upcoming "Rights for Life Conference"
In support of our recovery and citizenship colleagues in Glasgow, Scotland and in recognition of the principles and goals of an upcoming "Rights for Life Conference," we are happy to post a link to the conference’s website. Please have a look!Source: Rights for Life Conference
Second volume of The Perch, an arts and literary journal on mental health and recovery, is released
The second volume of The Perch, an arts and literary journal published by the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH), is now online. The publication presents a wide range of voices on mental health and recovery – both from established writers and from new, emerging authors and artists.Source: Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH)
Yale’s Delphin-Rittmon nominated to lead Conn. Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy has nominated Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale, to serve as the commissioner of the state’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Delphin-Rittmon is a clinical psychologist affiliated with the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health.
"With mental health, you need more than medicine": Citizenship project launches at CMHC
At Connecticut Mental Health Center, a new initiative will encourage clients to deepen their civic identities and become more involved in their communities. The Citizenship Project, based on years of participatory research led by Michael Rowe, PhD, focuses on the "Five R's" of citizenship—rights, responsibilities, roles, resources, and relationships—as important and life-giving pathways to recovery.
Orientation selectivity enhances context generalization and generative predictive coding in the hippocampus
The lab of George Dragoi, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience, recently published a new study in Neuron that found orientation selectivity enhances context generalization and generative predictive coding in the hippocampus.Source: Neuron