Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah is proud to be an integral part of Huntsman Mental Health Institute (formerly University Neuropsychiatric Institute) and University of Utah Health. Every day we dedicate ourselves to academic excellence, relevant collaborative research, and compassionate behavioral and mental health care.

We are teachers, researchers, and clinicians. We train future psychiatrists, explore new ideas, map genomes, develop innovative therapies, create new drugs, study spectacular brain images, and pioneer new treatments all with the goal of advancing mental health care to give our patients healthier minds and better lives.

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Improving Mental Health for Transgender People is a Challenge We All Must Address
research
Mar 31, 2021

Improving Mental Health for Transgender People is a Challenge We All Must Address

University Neuropsychiatric Institute, , mental health, transgender

Since 2009, March 31st has marked the occasion of International Transgender Day of Visibility, an annual event for celebrating people who are transgender and raising awareness of the challenges faced by the transgender community. Although we are moving toward a better world for transgender people, we still have a long way to go. ... Read More

Psychiatry
Feeling Stressed? Give Yourself a Break.
clinical
Mar 12, 2021

Feeling Stressed? Give Yourself a Break.

University Neuropsychiatric Institute, , mental health, covid-19, stress, self-care

As mental health professionals have been warning us, enduring extraordinary stress and unprecedented circumstances for an entire year has long-lasting effects. We are seeing the beginnings of the crisis-after-the-crisis. We can take simple steps now to reduce stress in our daily lives. Just a small amount of time and self-care can have a big impact on our happiness.... Read More

Psychiatry
COVID Is Making us Lonely; Building Healthy Relationships Will Improve Your Mental Health
clinical
Feb 26, 2021

COVID Is Making us Lonely; Building Healthy Relationships Will Improve Your Mental Health

University Neuropsychiatric Institute, , mental health, covid-19, loneliness, healthy relationships

One of the biggest challenges we will face in 2021 and beyond from the COVID-19 pandemic is a growing mental health crisis. Although many factors contribute to the increased stress and anxiety we all feel, the pandemic has emphasized an important connection between maintaining healthy relationships and our mental well-being.... Read More

Psychiatry
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Mark H. Rapaport, MD

Chair, Department of Psychiatry
CEO, Huntsman Mental Health Institute

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