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Lessons learned from effects of containment policies could help to mitigate impact in future public health emergencies.
Project Engage trains lay community workers to deliver brief, evidence-based interventions for mental illnesses and addictions.
The best way to support women’s mental health is to implement policies that improve access to health care systems, family leave, food security, and housing, Dr. Elizabeth Fitelson said.
Source:The Wall Street Journal
Roughly 5% of adolescent girls suffered from eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia in 2020, said Dr. Evelyn Attia. The likely culprit: isolation and extended time on social media.
Source:Popular ScienceJune 6, 2021
Dr. Sidney Hankerson of the Columbia Wellness Center is helping to train Harlem faith leaders to bring Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) to African American and Latinx communities.
- May 24, 2021
A Columbia study looked at a short and promising approach that could encourage more health workers to get the mental health care they need via a method centered on a three-minute video.
Source:National GeographicMay 20, 2021
Infectious diseases, including COVID-19, can impact the brain, altering cognitive function and decision-making, causing both acute and chronic problems, said Dr. Maura Boldrini.
- May 14, 2021
The post-COVID Community Mental Health Project aims to promote wellness and increase access to behavioral health services in underserved New York City neighborhoods.
- April 21, 2021
Coronavirus Updates from Columbia Psychiatry
Source:HuffPostApril 21, 2021
“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:CNNApril 19, 2021
Chaplains "help patients and families to find meaning, purpose and hope when confronting death, and frequently mediate conflicts between patients and the medical staff," writes Dr. Robert Klitzman.
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.
- April 16, 2021
"We’ve known for a long time that there’s a link between viral infections and mental health," said Dr. Maura Boldrini.
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.