Coworkers are often the first to recognize when a peer is struggling under extreme stress. Psychiatrist Kristin Francis and psychologist Rob Davies share how to break through the discomfort and talk to your struggling colleague.... Read MorePsychiatry
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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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 MorePsychiatry
Dr. Anna R. Docherty is a quantitative geneticist and a clinician examining risk and resilience in the context of severe outcomes, including psychosis and suicide. Her valuable work provides essential contributions to our understanding of health outcomes in emerging adults.... Read MorePsychiatry
The Department of Psychiatry is excited to announce our incoming residents and fellows from the 2021 Match Day. ... Read MorePsychiatry
Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) will increase access to critical mental health care services in rural communities throughout Utah with support from Cambia Health Solutions. ... Read MorePsychiatry
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 MorePsychiatry
In this episode from the U Rising podcast, Dr. Mark Rapaport talks about how HMHI is working to create new models of care, better service and also to advance research and knowledge that ultimately changes lives. ... Read MorePsychiatry
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 MorePsychiatry
Taking on the COVID-19 pandemic has become a battle with two fronts. While we are rightly focused on vaccines, masking, and social distancing, many of us are not paying enough attention to the mental health crisis that is a side effect of our necessary emergency efforts.... Read MorePsychiatry