University of Utah Health scientists and collaborators with the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Consortium have developed a rich resource for studying how the brain changes and matures during adolescence. The finding will provide a foundation for understanding how childhood experiences influence brain development and impact behavior later in life.... Read MorePsychiatry
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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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First-of-Its Kind Mental Health Translational Research Building Receives $90M in Funding from Utah State Lawmakers
Utah lawmakers approved $90 million in funding that will be combined with $65 million in funds from the Utah philanthropic community for the Utah Mental Health Translational Research Building at the University of Utah, Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI).... Read MorePsychiatry
In an interview with the Salt Lake Chamber, Mark Rapaport, CEO of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute, discusses the organization, mental health awareness in the community, how companies can have an impact on their employees mental health, and more.... Read MorePsychiatry
The last year challenged us in ways we could never have imagined. We experienced a cascade of collective trauma, which impacted the ways we do our work and live our lives. We simultaneously experienced deep losses and meaningful gains. As we move forward, we are committed to an active, systemwide approach to address the needs of our employees consisting of three phases: recognize, recover, and rebuild.... Read MorePsychiatry
The prevalence of stigma and discrimination toward people with mental illness makes it difficult to have a transparent conversation about how we feel. But an open dialogue about mental health can help everyone heal.... Read MorePsychiatry
May is Mental Health Awareness Month—time to focus on prioritizing mental health and acknowledging that it's "OK not to be OK." It is also time to stop the sigma and spread awareness about what we can do to end discrimination and recognize the impact it has on people living with mental illness.... Read MorePsychiatry
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
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