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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.
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:Verywell HealthOctober 30, 2020
“People who call the hotline need more than just help during a crisis, they need to be connected to a mental treatment that actually works for continued care," says Dr. Jeffrey M. Cohen.
- October 19, 2020
A desire to learn more about the communication and de-escalation techniques being used in policing took Jeff Thompson, PhD to the world of academia.
- September 8, 2020
Columbia Psychiatry researchers have been working on solutions to remedy increased anxiety, depression, and even suicide as a direct result of the economic downturn.
Source:WCJSAugust 19, 2020
Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber worries that the pandemic will create a confluence of risk factors for suicide.
Source:USA TodayJune 7, 2020
Many African Americans, especially men, may be hesitant to get treatment or take prescription antidepressants, said Dr. Sidney Hankerson.
Source:American University RadioMay 26, 2020
Dr. Mark Olfson's study found more groups in the U.S. are at risk for gun suicide, including people with lower incomes, with disabilities and the socially isolated.
Source:Military TimesMay 21, 2020
“During the actual crisis, suicides can go down. It’s in the aftermath that it gets worse,” said Dr. Barbara Stanley.
Source:New York Daily NewsApril 29, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman remembers his colleague Dr. Lorna Breen and highlights the need for mental health support for first responders and health care professionals.