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Removing the stigma of mental illness in the schools

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Stephen J Glatt, PhDAndy BeltranThe goal is to have a community of empathetic adults and no shame regarding mental illness. The Syracuse chpater of the National Alliance for Mental Illness is patiently working toward that by providing curriculum materials for teachers from 4th grade through high school. The materials are called “Breaking the Silence.” Stephen Glatt, PhD, says the curriculum is in about 30 schools in Onondaga County. He is an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and of neuroscience and physiology at Upstate. Learn more about “Breaking the Silence” at the Alliance’s website at http://namisyracuse.org/


Depression

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Thomas Schwartz, MDThomas Schwartz, MD, explains how depression is diagnosed, how psychotherapy and medications work and what to do for a friend who is in crisis in this interview about this common but serious illness.


Upstate pediatric mental health researchers receive $2.8 million federal grant

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Stephen Glatt, PhDStephen Glatt, PhD, explains a pediatric mental health project that recently received a $2.8 million federal grant. He and colleagues are looking for 700 families to participate in the project, which explores the genetic similarities among children with a variety of behavioral, emotional or psychiatric disorders. Glatt is the director of the Psychiatric Genetic Epidemiology and Neurobiology Laboratory at Upstate Medical University. 


Relationships in the practice of psychiatry

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Upstate psychiatrist David V Keith, MDDavid Keith, MD, talks about a recent creativity conference aimed at re-energizing and supporting the inner intelligence of mental health practitioners of all disciplines, medical and non-medical.

The Naomi Chernoff, MD Creativity Conference: The Theater The Clinic – Parallels and Reverberations, is sponsored by the Division of Psychotherapy in Upstate Medical University’s Department of Psychiatry,

Read the blog: Creativity conference designed for those in psychiatry


Stigma surrounding mental illness grows in wake of mass shootings

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Leonard NewmanAs the school year approaches, we are joined by Leonard Newman, PhD, area director of the Social Psychology program at Syracuse University, to discuss the growing stigma attached to mental illness in the wake of recent mass shootings, and why it is so difficult to undermine.