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
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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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
Today, the SafeUT app gets a new look with a new logo and website at SafeUT.org. The website offers expanded resources to better support students, parents, educators, National Guard, and frontline workers facing a mental health crisis or concern. The SafeUT app provides immediate, real-time, two-way communication with a licensed counselor at no cost, 24/7/365. ... Read MorePsychiatry
Nina de Lacy, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor, conducts research at the interface of computational science, artificial intelligence and population mental health.... Read MorePsychiatry
HMHI is pleased to announce and welcome six new providers to Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI). These board-certified psychiatrists are prepared to deliver exceptional, patient-focused mental health care, and contribute to a safe and healing environment for patients and their families... Read MorePsychiatry
A total of 25 new Psychiatry residents and fellows have been welcomed to HMHI, representing five different academic training programs within the Department of Psychiatry. They will receive rigorous training from our renowned faculty in preparation for becoming exceptional practicing psychiatrists.... Read MorePsychiatry