News: Mental Health

Global Check-in with the CSSW Community on the Coronavirus Crisis

As the novel coronavirus spread around the globe and became a pandemic, the Columbia School of Social Work checked in…

June 18 @ 8:17 pm

Professors Davis and Patton Receive Provost’s Diversity Grants

The Office of the Provost at Columbia University has recognized two faculty members at the Columbia School of Social Work,…

June 9 @ 9:53 pm

Congratulations to Dr. Carmela Alcántara for Receiving Tenure at Columbia University

An exceptionally productive scholar, Alcántara has developed a research program that advances health equity on hehalf of Latinx immigrants and…

March 20 @ 2:20 pm

Addressing the Psychological Fallout of the Coronavirus Pandemic

In mobilizing a response to the coronavirus, policymakers have yet to consider the mental health implications. A long-time member of…

March 18 @ 3:46 am

Welfare Participation and Youth Depression: Correlation or Causation?

Professor Qin Gao has contributed to a paper showing that, while some studies are linking welfare participation and levels of…

July 26, 2019 @ 7:57 pm

Michael Friedman & Camille Alleyne: What Does the First Step Act Do for People with Mental Illness?

Adjunct professor teams up with MSW student to assess the impact of landmark criminal justice reform on justice-involved people with…

June 24, 2019 @ 8:27 pm

Journal Article Addresses Unique Mental Health Needs of China’s Migrant Children

Children of China’s many internal migrants have a hard time adjusting. Two alumni and a current student have co-written a…

May 10, 2019 @ 3:09 pm

In Honor of Doctoral Alumna Alice P. Lin, A Scholarship & Lecture Series on Public Policy and Administration

The Columbia School of Social Work announces the creation of the Alice P. Lin Lecture and Doctoral Scholarship in honor…

July 18, 2018 @ 9:56 pm

Austin Lecture 2017: Social Workers Need to Understand Impact of Cyber-interaction on Adolescents

Lucille N. Austin, who taught for many years at Columbia University’s School of Social Work, was an early proponent of…

April 12, 2017 @ 9:15 pm

Caring for Family Members with Severe Mental Illness: Dr. Rachel Pruchno’s Story

Mental illness is back in the news with the revelation that a young German pilot deliberately brought down Germanwings Flight 9525 in the French Alps on March 24, killing all 150 on board. This report on a clinical ground rounds talk by Dr. Rachel Pruchno provides a useful framework for some of the issues under debate.

April 2, 2015 @ 10:43 pm

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