UC Davis Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

May 2017 Newsletter 

Mental Health Awareness | Webinar | Symposium| SacBee Mental Health in CA Events | News | UC Davis Give Day

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! 

Bring awareness to mental illness during the month of May. Share one thing about mental health research with a friend and help stop the stigma!

Register for Our Next Webinar!

Promoting Mental Health of LGBTQ Youth: Evidence-Based Practices and Promising Strategies 
May 11, 2017, 11 am PST
Speaker: Michelle Famula, M.D.
Watch the complete spring webinar series here!
Catch up on the most recent presentation by Yona Lunsky, Ph.D. CPsych on Making the Invisible Visible: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Those with Developmental Disabilities. If you participated live or watched the recording online, your feedback is important to us. Please tells us what you thought by completing an evaluation here. 
BHCOE 2017 Symposium

BHCOE Symposium May 1, 2017

The BHCOE Symposium, "Serving Early Psychosis Populations: Evidence-Based Practices and Systems" was a success! Thanks to everyone who came and participated in the conversation with leading experts from across the state and the nation. Slides from the symposium can be found here and a recording will be posted on our website shortly. 

Panelists at BHCOE Symposium May 1, 2017

SacBee Mental Health in CA Events

Behavioral Health Center of Excellence leaders present on mental illness in California during two events hosted by the UC Center Sacramento and The Sacramento Bee. Please join us! 
How Can We Improve Mental Health Treatment? (More information)
Wednesday, May 10 at 6 pm at The SacBee, 2100 Q St.
Dan Morain from the SacBee moderates a discussion with experts for families in order to explore the challenges faced by families trying to help loved ones with mental illness.
Hear from Behavioral Health Center of Excellence team members including UC Davis Director, Dr. Cameron Carter, UC Davis Policy Director and Sacramento Mayor, Darrell Steinberg, UC Davis Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Aimee Moulin, and UCLA Director, Dr. Ken Wells.
Psychiatric Bed Availability in California: Is it a Problem, and If So, What Do We Do About It? (More information)
Thursday, May 11 at 12 pm at The UC Center Sacramento, 1130 K St.
The Behavioral Health Centers of Excellence present at the UC Center Sacramento's Thursday Speaker Series. UC Davis and UCLA experts, Dr. Cameron Carter, Dr. Ken Wells, Dr. Aimee Moulin and Dr. Thomas Strouse will explore the problem of California's psychiatric bed shortage.

Mental Health Makes the Headlines

Video games and “brain training” applications are increasingly touted as an effective treatment for depression. A new UC Davis study carries it a step further, though, finding that when the video game users were messaged reminders, they played the game more often and in some cases increased the time spent playing.
Dr. Marjorie Solomon, UC Davis professor of psychiatry, talks about the changes and challenges that come during the transition to adulthood for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Paige, a UC researcher, who has suffered from bipolar disorder for many years, has found petitation — using her dog to help her meditate — is a viable treatment for her illness.
Andres Sciolla, associate professor at UC Davis, comments on the need to do something for the mental health of medical students.  

UC Davis Give Day-- A Huge Success

Thanks to the generosity of more than 3,000 donors, raising over $1.2M, UC Davis’ first-ever Give Day was a huge success!
Your support of the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence on Give Day helped reach our goal of 15 gifts, unlocking Center Director, Cameron Carter and his wife, Cathy's generous challenge gift and raising $3,700 for neuroscience research, mental health care and policy programs to improve the lives of those touched by mental illness. Together, your gifts count! Thank You!

If you haven’t made your gift, consider supporting the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence today, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month and help improve the lives of those touched by mental illness. 
Make a Gift
For more information about giving or funding priorities, please contact Jennifer Scott, director of development at jescott@ucdavis.edu or (530) 752-5304.
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