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We spoke to Patrice Malone, MD, about her work with individuals struggling with psychiatric and substance use disorders, as well as her role as a director of the June Jackson Christmas Program.
We spoke to Dr. Marisa Spann about her work in early childhood psychiatry, her new role in the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and having honest, direct conversations about race.
A Columbia University article in JAMA Psychiatry makes the case for doing more to make mental health care non-racist and to take steps for racial equity in clinics and communities.
“The more people who are vocal about their drug use, we, as a society, will become less likely to vilify people for what they do with their bodies," says Dr. Carl Hart.
Source:Psychiatric TimesFebruary 1, 2021
"When people commit to fighting injustice, they become vaccinated against intolerance," writes Dr. Boris Rubinstein.
Source:MedscapeDecember 17, 2020
Dr. Roberto Lewis-Fernández discusses how systemic racism impacts mental health and mental health care.
Source:60 MinutesDecember 13, 2020
Dr. Paul Appelbaum, who oversees changes to psychiatry's main diagnostic manual, says excited delirium is bad science, based on faulty studies that grew out of the 1980s cocaine epidemic.
Source:ABC NewsNovember 15, 2020
"Police are not clinicians," said Dr. Stephanie LeMelle. "Asking them to make a clinical assessment or to intervene with a person who is experiencing emotional distress is not reasonable."
Source:The HillNovember 11, 2020
“New York City is changing the outdated and dangerous use of police that too often has led to injury and even death," said Linda Rosenberg, MSW.
- September 24, 2020
In partnership with the Columbia School of Journalism, Columbia Psychiatry hosted “Unequal Care: Mental Health and Black Americans.”
Source:June 28, 2020
Dr. Sidney Hankerson discusses the impact of systemic racism in our country.
Source:Columbia Journalism ReviewJune 19, 2020
Dr. Stephanie Le Melle speaks with the editor and publisher of CJR about how to report on police violence against Black sufferers of serious mental illness.
Source:USA TodayJune 7, 2020
Many African Americans, especially men, may be hesitant to get treatment or take prescription antidepressants, said Dr. Sidney Hankerson.