The Iowa Attorney General’s Office has signed an agreement with University of Iowa Health Care to develop a comprehensive, statewide opioid treatment program using $3.8 million in settlement funds. UI Health Care will be collaborating with a number of entities: state agencies, community mental health centers, harm reduction coalitions, healthcare collaboratives, county jails, medical societies, and more.
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Several familiar faces have joined the Department of Psychiatry faculty this year. Among those are: Joel Bricker , MD, former resident and Consult-Liaison fellow Ashmita Banerjee , MD, former resident and child and...
In collaboration with the University of Iowa Department of Psychiatry, alumnus Lucas Klein is working to support student mental health. He and Virginia Willour, PhD, will also collaborate with the new Iowa Center for School Mental Health which is housed in the College of Education.
In May 2021, more than $18,000 was raised for the Mollie Tibbetts Memorial Fund for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry during the "Wave Across Iowa," a 100K (62-mile) run from Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City to the Public House in Davenport, Iowa. The memorial fund supports mental health services for...
A new study shows that individuals with bipolar disorder who are exposed to significant trauma may be at greater risk for suicide death, suggesting that clinical diagnosis of or genetic predisposition to trauma-related conditions could be important factors to consider in suicide prevention.
As we begin to return to the lives we lived before the pandemic, many of us are experiencing re-entry anxiety. Here is a breakdown of what re-entry anxiety is and some ways you can cope with this new mental health concern.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics psychologist Stacey Pawlak offers advice for a healthy return to routine following the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry After finishing her first round of treatment at UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sarah Gottlieb says she started experiencing depression for the first time in her life. “I think that the physical burden of the...
May marks Mental Health Awareness month, but is also ranks second for months with the most tornadoes. The sound of wind or the idea of severe thunderstorms can bring back memories of the derecho for many. Now moving into peak severe weather season, those anxieties are making a return.
In addition to pledging $2.3 million to child and adolescent psychiatry at University of Iowa in honor of their daughter, Emily, Michelle LeCompte and Tim White of Cedar Rapids pledged $2.3 million to the NICU at Stead Family Children’s Hospital in honor of their younger daughter, Elizabeth.