News: Mental Health

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 behalf of Latinx immigrants and…

March 20, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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

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

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