News: Mental Health

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

New Study Brings Healthy Lifestyle Intervention to Underserved Clients in Two Cities

Associate Professor Leopoldo J. Cabassa has been awarded an R01 grant from the NIMH to conduct a trial of a peer-led healthy lifestyle intervention for clients who have mental illness and are overweight or obese.

November 21, 2014 @ 10:39 pm

Silence Is Fatal: Fighting Stigma About Depression and Suicide in Our Communities

Professor Leopoldo Cabassa speaks out on the importance of breaking the silence surrounding those who are depressed, in this article just now published in El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico’s largest-circulation newspaper.

August 22, 2014 @ 7:42 pm

Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli to Serve as 2014 Graduation Speaker

Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, who heads social services under New York City Mayor DeBlasio, will serve as speaker for the Columbia School of Social Work’s graduation ceremony, to be held on Wednesday May 21 at the Beacon Theatre.

May 5, 2014 @ 11:14 pm

SWM-007: Social Work and the DSM-5, with Michael First and Janet Williams (2/2)

Welcome to Part 2 of our podcast featuring two DSM experts, Drs. Michael First and Janet Williams, talking about the implications of DSM-5 for social workers who deliver mental health services.

March 25, 2014 @ 7:56 pm

SWM-006: Social Work and the DSM-5, with Michael First and Janet Williams (1/2)

The impact of the release of the DSM-5 last year is still being felt. In this podcast, two DSM experts, Drs. Michael First and Janet Williams, discuss the key changes that appear in this edition and their implications for social workers in mental health fields.

March 6, 2014 @ 12:15 am

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