Week of April 18th, 2023Apr 17, 2023
Dr. Matt Mishkind is featured in a Kaiser Health News (KHN) article that discusses the mental health challenges faced by high-performing athletes such as those playing college sports. As suicide rates in athletes rise, this article highlights the importance of providing better resources, support and access to mental health treatment.
Dr. Rachel Davis is featured in a CU Anschutz news article that shares interesting results suggesting that Deep Brain Stimulation might be an ethical and reasonable option for treatment-refractory Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder patients. “We were not sure what results this study would yield, so this good news brings us one step closer to having another, potentially life-changing, treatment option when all other measures have failed them,” said Dr. Davis.
Emily Hemendinger, MPH, LCSW, explains the nature of parasocial relationships, a type of relationship that is most commonly seen between a fan and a celebrity. In this HuffPost article, Hemendinger shares "there are a few reasons someone might develop a parasocial bond with a celebrity like Swift. First: We all need social connectedness, and if you’re isolated or feeling lonely, a parasocial relationship can fill in those gaps and help you feel close to another person, even if you don’t personally know them." Additionally, Hemendinger is featured in a Scripps News article in which she shares her knowledge regarding how social media affects eating disorders. "With eating disorders, genetics and temperament and family life kind of load that gun, and things like social media and society pull the trigger," Hemendinger said. Emily Hemendinger also appears in Am I a Bad Therapist? which is a podcast that normalizes what it's like to be a therapist. In this episode, she discusses the importance of clinical supervision in the educational training process.
Shaleeta Flagg, BA, Executive Assistant and Diversity Officer of the Department of Psychiatry Anschutz Medical Campus is the recepient of this year's President's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award! This award recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment and make significant contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the University of Colorado community.
Dr. Helen L. Coons received the 2023 Joseph D. Matarazzo Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in Academic Health Centers. Awarded by the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers (APAHC). The APAHC grants this award to recognize those who have made substantial contributions to psychology in academic health centers across their careers, such as Dr. Coons
Hemendinger E. How to re-engage in the sport you did compulsively, without really trying. Lancet Psychiatry. 2023 Apr 4:S2215-0366(23)00116-5. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(23)00116-5. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37028443.
Garver-Apgar CE, Morris CM, Pavlik J, Lenartz T, Hamm M. Peer-Facilitated Tobacco Cessation in a Prison Setting: A Proof of Concept Study. Tobacco Use Insights. 2023;16. doi:10.1177/1179173X231168511
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