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Psychiatric Services Editor Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H., and Podcast Editor and co-host Josh Berezin, M.D., M.S., discuss key aspects of research recently published by Psychiatric Services. Tune in to learn about the latest mental health services research and why it is relevant. Topics include community-based treatment programs, collaborative care, evidence-based treatment and service delivery, criminal and social justice, policy analysis, and more.

Jul 15, 2021

Sidney H. Hankerson, M.D., M.B.A., joins Dr. Dixon and Dr. Berezin to discuss efforts to train African American clergy interested in interpersonal counseling in managing major depression among community members, as they are positioned to curb the cultural mistrust and depression stigma that impedes the use of traditional psychiatric services among African Americans.

Dr. Hankerson is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

  • Journey to this area of research 
  • Grady Hospital patients requesting pastor involvement 
  • Importance of NAMI-sponsored suicide prevention program at a large church in Queens 
  • Summary of current paper 
  • Description of and relationship with church involved in the study 
  • Talking with pastors and community members about the intervention 
  • Distrust of institutions 
  • Depression stigma 
  • Future work involving community health workers 
  • How to get involved 
  • Personal connection with mental health 

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