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.
Researchers evaluate economics of Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP) clinic at Yale
Yale researchers have contributed to a paper published in The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics that studies the economic advantages to patients and third-party payers offered by the Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP) clinic at Yale.
Pollard, Hoge offer recommendations to develop workforce in Coordinated Specialty Care
Jessica Pollard, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Michael Hoge, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, developed a set of competencies and provided recommendations to promote the workforce in Coordinated Specialty Care for early psychosis.
Cahill, Srihari attend NIMH meeting to discuss building systems of care for early psychosis
John Cahill, MBBS, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the STEP Clinic at Yale, and Vinod Srihari, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Program Director of STEP, participated as invited experts at a meeting hosted by the National Institute of Mental Health in September.
Pollard elected Chair of APHA's Mental Health Section
Jessica Pollard, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Director of the Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP) Clinic based at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, has been elected Chair of the Mental Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA).
STEP on NPR
"...one Connecticut nonprofit is encouraging young people to help destigmatize mental illness -- by sharing their stories through a program called Write On!. And later, Yale School of Medicine Professor Vinod Srihari joins us. Together, we discuss efforts to bolster mental health care for today's young adults."
Study suggests new way to treat people after first schizophrenia episode
Quickly identifying people who have suffered a first schizophrenic episode and treating them with coordinated, sustained services sharply boosts their chances of leading productive lives, according to a major study being published October 20. And the treatment can be provided in a typical community mental health setting, the researchers concluded.
Video abstract: First-episode services for psychotic disorders
The Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP) program has completed the first experimental study in the U.S. demonstrating the effectiveness of a first-episode service in improving outcomes for psychotic disorders. In this video, Dr. Vinod Srihari discusses the results.
"Mindmap" launches at STEP
After demonstrating quietly through several years of research that clinical care at STEP—Specialized Treatment in Early Psychosis—is effective, Vinod Srihari, MD and his team are stepping out in a more public way with Mindmap, a public information campaign aimed at improving early detection of psychotic illness.