White's Online Self-Care Course Now Publicly Available
A distance-learning course on self-care that has helped Yale graduate students track improvements to their nutrition, physical activity, and mental health is now available for free to the public.The online course, designed by Marney White, PhD, a clinical psychologist at Yale School of Medicine, was recently released by the online learning platform Coursera. The curriculum is spread over eight weeks and includes videos, readings, and end-of-unit quizzes.
Barron Designs Face Mask With Shield For Extra Protection
Daniel Barron, MD, PhD, a fourth year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, is stepping in to help fill medical workers’ need for face masks. Accompanied by his wife, Kristin Budde, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and their 2½-year-old assistant, Everett, Barron decided to investigate how to make a mask that would fill the gap health-care workers are faced with during the COVID-19 crisis.
Anti-COVID-19 Medications, While Possibly Life Saving, Can Have Life Threatening Complications if Used Inappropriately
The heightened awareness around the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as well as other experimental treatments for COVID-19 has led to reports of risky behaviors, according to Yale School of Medicine physicians.
In Isolation, Worries and Stress are Magnified
Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience, speaks about the coronavirus quarantine and the difficulty for people who suffer from substance use disorder, gambling addiction, or problematic video gaming—otherwise known as Internet gaming disorder.
Calhoun, Gold Evaluate the Positive Impact of Celebrity Self-Disclosure of Mental Illness
Celebrity self-disclosure and advocacy of mental health can boost normalization and awareness, and even encourage people to seek help, according to a new paper written by two doctors with Yale connections. Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, is a current Yale psychiatry resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program. Jessica Gold, MD, MS, is a Yale School of Medicine graduate and the daughter of Mark Gold, MD, an alumnus of the Yale Psychiatry residency. Together they co-authored the paper, titled “’I Feel Like I Know Them’: the Positive Effect of Celebrity Self-disclosure of Mental Illness,” published in Academic Psychiatry last month.
Hoffman Named New Director of Mental Health & Counseling at Yale Health
Paul Hoffman, PhD, has been named the new Director of Mental Health & Counseling at Yale Health. He succeeds Lorraine Siggins, MD, who retired last year after three decades as director. Hoffman served for five months as Interim Director before being appointed to the position full time in February. He previously worked as Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs.