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Dr. Elkington is developing interventions to increase access to behavioral health services for youth on probation by building connections between the justice system and community-based care systems.
Opening remarks were delivered by Dr. Blair Simpson, interim chair of psychiatry at Columbia.
Columbia Psychiatry study paves the way for treatment techniques to help people adapt to the loss of a loved one.
Source:The Wall Street Journal
One report from Dr. Madelyn Gould found that nearly 90% of suicidal people surveyed who texted the lifeline thought the conversation was helpful, and nearly half reported being less suicidal.
Source:TODAY OnlineMay 17, 2022
Barbara Stanley, PhD, a professor of medical psychology (in psychiatry) at Columbia, agreed that asking better screening questions is crucial noting that some tools already exist.
Source:The New YorkerApril 4, 2022
Andrew Solomon, professor of clinical psychology (in psychiatry) at Columbia, is author of this article that takes a close look at child and adolescent suicide.
- March 16, 2022
While insomnia can be a symptom of psychiatric disorders, sleep problems can also contribute to the onset and worsening of problems such as depression, anxiety, and even suicidal ideation.
- November 2, 2021
Five-year Columbia clinical trial indicates rapid cognitive shift diminishes suicidal thoughts, independently of improvement in depressive symptoms
- September 30, 2021
The Columbia Suicide Severity Risk Scale (C-SSRS) is a series of simple questions to assess the severity and immediacy of suicide risk that anyone can ask.
- August 10, 2021
A collaborative study from Columbia University and the Copenhagen Research Centre for Mental Health examines the relationship between Lyme disease and psychiatric outcomes.
Source:U.S. NewsJune 22, 2021
It might be that people prone to suicide turn to marijuana as a potential form of relief, rather than pot spurring them to suicidal thought and action, says Dr. Elie Aoun.
- May 26, 2021
Columbia study also finds people with schizophrenia, overall, have a 4.5-fold increased risk of dying from suicide.
Source:Nevada CurrentMarch 16, 2021
“Have you wished you were dead or have you had thoughts about killing yourself? A ‘yes’ warrants further questioning,” says Dr. Kelly Posner. “It’s the first thing that’s actually reduced suicide.”
Source:New York TimesMarch 10, 2021
Oscar Jiménez-Solomon, MPH, said that low wages can result in the inability to meet basic needs, repay debts and make plans. "Increases in minimum wage can save lives,” he said.