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Columbia Psychiatry and the NYPL have joined forces in a public health initiative to assist NYC's Black and Latinx neighborhoods dealing with the mental health fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus Updates from Columbia Psychiatry
“Uncertainty and unreliability — not having the security of knowing what happens yet — has been traumatizing at a core level, from the very beginning,” said Dr. Maureen O’Reilly-Landy.
Source:Psychology TodayApril 17, 2021
"I never imagined that I would be attempting to calm my patients’ fears in the midst of a global pandemic during my first two years as a faculty psychologist," writes Dr. Courtney DeAngelis.
Source:NY1April 16, 2021
"My advice is to go back, but do it slowly, cautiously and with great understanding of the fears people are experiencing," Dr. Yuval Neria said.
Source:StatMarch 28, 2021
"In the months ahead, many people will face complex decisions with no easy answers," writes Dr. Robert Klitzman.
Source:NBC TodayMarch 26, 2021
Asking someone about their vaccination status can feel invasive, but Dr. Philip Muskin emphasizes that it's information that you may need to make your own risk assessments.
- March 22, 2021
The Columbia Gender Identity Program offers gender-affirming services to LGBTQ+ children and their families, including individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy.
Source:Psychology TodayMarch 8, 2021
"Although it has isolated in us in ways we never could have imagined, the COVID pandemic has also reminded us of our essential interconnectedness," writes Dr. Deborah Cabaniss.
- February 10, 2021
House COVID relief package inclusion of behavioral health funding and introduction of Re-entry bill in Senate and House.
Source:Verywell MindFebruary 10, 2021
“These acts can help you feel more connected with others which helps strengthen a sense of belonging and can directly influence loneliness and improve relationships,” says Dr. Diana Samuel.