Elizabeth Gargaro, MD, Joins Department of Psychiatry Faculty
RECOGNITION
Oct 17, 2019

Elizabeth Gargaro, MD, Joins Department of Psychiatry Faculty

New physician, Elizabeth Gargaro, MD, joins the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Gargaro works with adolescent patients at UNI’s Girls Transition Center and provides pediatric care and mental health integration services at the UofU Health South Main Clinic.... Read More

What are Utah leaders doing to prevent youth suicides?
RESEARCH, EDUCATION
Jul 08, 2019

What are Utah leaders doing to prevent youth suicides?

Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, joined UofU Health suicide prevention experts at a news conference on Monday, July 8, 2019, to discuss the need for funding suicide crisis prevention and the local efforts made so far to raise awareness. Experts included Department of Psychiatry professor, Doug Gray, and Ross VanVraken, Executive Director of the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI). ... Read More

Faculty Neuropsychologist Uses Art to Give Different Perception of Resilience
RESEARCH, EDUCATION
May 18, 2019

Faculty Neuropsychologist Uses Art to Give Different Perception of Resilience

Dr. Scott Langenecker, a clinical neuropsychologist and professor of psychiatry, discusses ways people can strengthen their resilience during a free presentation titled “Images of Resilience,” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the Park City Library’s Community Room. The event that honors Mental Health Awareness Month is sponsored by CONNECT Summit County.... Read More

Medicinal marijuana is well on its way to local production in Utah
RESEARCH
May 15, 2019

Medicinal marijuana is well on its way to local production in Utah

Faculty researchers, Perry Renshaw and Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, have been studying medicinal marijuana in local double-blind studies that are the first of their kind in the country. They told lawmakers that it seems to be having an effect and will present more data to the Health and Human Services Committee in six months.... Read More

SafeUT app is saving lives daily; 1,500 tips on suicide contemplation in 15 months
EDUCATION, RECOGNITION
Apr 04, 2019

SafeUT app is saving lives daily; 1,500 tips on suicide contemplation in 15 months

The SafeUT app, established in 2015, has seen record usage this year. From July 2017 to October 2018, the app, which relies heavily on the use of text messages, has had nearly 1500 tips about people considering taking their own lives. The free app is statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through live chat and a confidential tip program – right from your smartphone. It connects users to a licensed clinical social worker at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI). The app is run by the Safe U.T. commission with representation from officials with the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute, Utah Attorney Generals Office, The Utah State Legislature, Utah System of Higher Education, Utah System of Higher Education, Utah State Office of Education, University of Utah Health IT Department and Utah Department of Human Services.... Read More

Starting the New Year Happier is Important for Your Health
EDUCATION
Jan 04, 2019

Starting the New Year Happier is Important for Your Health

We all strive to be happy, but sometimes events in your life can bring you down. Did last year not go as well as you were hoping? Wondering how you could be happier in the new year? Psychiatrist Anne Lin says a negative outlook will set you up for failure, so it’s important to stay positive when that calendar changes. Dr. Lin shares some helpful strategies to avoid dangerous thinking errors, and keep your outlook positive and productive this year.... Read More

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