The Imani Breakthrough Project: A Collaborative Culturally-Centered and Community-Driven Faith-Based Opioid Recovery Initiative:
Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, is first author of a paper in Social Work in Mental Health that describes the Imani Breakthrough Recovery Program, a faith-based recovery initiative that takes place in churches and assists people recovering from opioid use/abuse and other drug or alcohol problems.Source: Social Work in Mental Health
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
Forgiveness: Dismantling Revenge through Nonjustice
Revenge is one of those things that, once we are under the influence of it, we can find it hard to separate from. We all have grievances, but once we allow ourselves to feel like we are being victimized things can quickly get out of hand. In this Recover Yourself Podcast, host MartinJon Garcia talks with James Kimmel Jr., a lead developer of the Nonjustice System, about grievance, revenge, and forgiveness, how they relate to addiction, and how we can further our ability to forgive so as not to live under their influences.Source: Apple Podcast - MartinJon Garcia
Recovering From Revenge Addiction
When stress and anger enter our lives, they can have a severe effect on our health. In this Wellness Inc. with Dr. Mike Moreno Podcast, host Dr. Mike Moreno and James Kimmel Jr. address the negative physical effects that anger, and revenge have on the brain. Research says they are just as addictive as opioids, making them extremely difficult to release. Now more than ever we need tools and insights to bring back peace and balance. We talk about what approach we can take to rid our brain of grievances, anger and vengeance and restore a deep state of emotional well-being.Source: Stage 29 Productions - Apple Podcast
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.