MoMba App: Hopelab and Elevate Team Up on Social Media Application
Elevate, a policy lab at Yale School of Medicine and Hopelab, a social innovation lab in San Francisco, Calif., recently teamed up in a collaboration focused on the MoMba® app, a social media application designed to strengthen the mental health of mothers as well as their connections with their young children.
Yale Launches New Policy Lab to Elevate Mental Health and Disrupt Poverty
Elevate is a new policy laboratory stemming from the successful work of the Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership and joining forces with Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) to apply science to the creation and spread of evidence-based interventions for socially and economically disadvantaged families in partnership with government agencies.Source: YaleNews
MOMS Partnership™, DC Department of Human Services form collaboration
The MOMS Partnership™ is expanding and headed next to Washington, DC! The organization is pleased to announce an official collaboration with the DC Department of Human Services to replicate MOMS through the DC welfare (TANF, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) program.
Would You Pay Someone to Listen to You Vent? The Rise of 'Professional Listeners'
Sofia Noori, MD, MPH, clinical instructor in psychiatry, spoke to Salon for a story about the growing industry of professional listeners. She said there is an ethical gray area when wellness services and mental health services are mistaken for each other.Source: Salon
Solomon: My Book Was Censored in China. Now It’s Blacklisted — in Texas.
"Finding my work thus blacklisted disturbingly evoked a childhood during which I was shunned and abused for being gay, in which I felt ashamed, defenseless, sad and epically vulnerable," writes Andrew Solomon, PhD, Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine in a new essay for The New York Times.Source: The New York Times
Black: The next hospital crisis is coming. Let’s hope the U.S. is prepared
There is another emerging crisis that could catch us again unprepared and last for decades: hospital emergencies stemming from dementia, writes Carmen Black, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, in a new op-ed for the Los Angeles Times.Source: Los Angeles Times
Black: We Need to Depolice Mental Illness Health Care—Now
"Agitated behavior unfortunately can cause injuries in the same way that an intentional security threat might. But behavioral emergencies are drastically different to security threats, because they hold no criminal intent. Rather, they begin when patients have trouble coping with sad news, when marginalized patients are provoked by discriminatory provider behaviors, and—most often—when patients become confused or disoriented by severe medical and psychiatric disease," writes Carmen Black, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, in a new op-ed published in Newsweek.Source: Newsweek
Psychiatric Times Case-Based Psych Perspectives: Managing Patients With Treatment-Resistant Depression
Lisa Harding, MD, Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, recently participated in a discussion, hosted by the Psychiatric Times, aimed at sharing insights in diagnosing treatment-resistant depression [TRD] and reasons for inadequate treatment response with antidepressant therapy.Source: Psychiatric Times
Powers Receives the Carol and Gene Ludwig Award for Early Career Research
Albert Powers, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, and Medical Director and Associate Director of the Yale PRIME Psychosis Risk Research Clinic, has received the Carol and Gene Ludwig Award for Early Career Research from the Carol and Gene Ludwig Family Foundation.