A recent joint statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Children's Hospital Association drove home the severity and scale of what we are now facing. The overarching message is clear: we are in a record, mental health pandemic. ... 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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On Wednesday, November 17, 2021, Joan Asarnow, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, will present a Psychiatry Grand Rounds titled "Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention in Youth: Clinical Pathways & Treatment."... Read MorePsychiatry
HMHI Expert Spotlight: Clinical Researcher Chandni Sheth, PhD, Uses Neuroimaging to Study Psychiatric Illnesses
Meet Chandni Sheth, PhD, a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Huntsman Mental Health Institute. Follow along as she walks us through her day, discusses what inspired her to follow this career path and the most challenging parts of being a researcher.... Read MorePsychiatry
After months of gathering feedback from staff, patients, faculty, trainees, partners, and stakeholders, Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) unveils their new mission, vision, and values.... Read MorePsychiatry
Substance use disorders can affect many aspects of a person’s life. Liz Wetmore, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at at Huntsman Mental Health Institute’s Addiction Recovery Services discusses the role substance abuse plays on mental health.... Read MorePsychiatry
HMHI is pleased to announce and welcome two new faculty to Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) and the Department of Psychiatry - a child and adolescent clinical psychiatrist and a child, adolescent, and adult clinical and research psychologist. ... Read MorePsychiatry
Meet Julian Thorne, MD, a chief resident in the Department of Psychiatry at Huntsman Mental Health Institute. He shares what his day-to-day routine is, what inspired him to become a psychiatrist, and what the most interesting part of his day is. ... Read MorePsychiatry
Today, the SafeUT Commission published its 2020-21 Annual Report. The comprehensive report outlines key statistics about the statewide SafeUT app related to utilization, chats and life-saving interventions, school threats, and the impact of COVID-19 on SafeUT use. ... Read MorePsychiatry
Jeremy Kendrick, MD, is a Triple Board trained psychiatrist at Huntsman Mental Health Institute. Born in Idaho, Kendrick moved to Utah in his undergraduate years, briefly left and then was drawn back. We are very excited to have him here at HMHI and excited to share with you what his day-to-day is, how he spends his time outside of work and what inspired him to become an exceptional psychiatrist. ... Read MorePsychiatry