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Melinda Fawcett

Eat Your Way to Emotional Wellness

Eating healthfully, mindfully, and socially are important habits that contribute to good mental well-being and a high quality of life over the long term. Dr. Marcia Morris encourages you and your family to eat your way to mental health with a few tips in her column for Psychology Today.

Dr. Nixon Receives Research Award

Sara Jo Nixon, PhD and her research collaborators were awarded the 2023 Charles A. Lewis Excellence in Research Award from the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA). For their research study paper in PLoS ONE in 2022 entitled: “A pilot randomized controlled trial of group-based indoor gardening and…

Spotlight: National Suicide Prevention Week

Dr. Ludmila de Faria, UF Health psychiatrist, joins 104.5 WOKV Jacksonville, to share information about the importance of mental health, and resources people can use to recognize signs or risks of suicidal behavior. Dialing 988 is one of many crisis resources if you are thinking of self-harm. For more information,…

Building Resilience Together

While the administrators, faculty, staff, learners and trainees at the UF College of Medicine are committed to improving health care for patients, their busy schedules sometimes make it harder to step away from campus to seek the care they themselves sometimes need. With resources ranging from employee assistance programs to…

UF Health event raises awareness, recognizes overdoses 

UF Health’s August 31st event recognized International Overdose Awareness Day, with community organizations and individuals in attendance including UF Psychiatry Assistant Professor, Dr. Kent Mathias. Dr. Mathias gave a special presentation on overdose after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disaster Coping Resources

If you are experiencing a true emergency please call 911 Hurricanes and other natural disasters are a stressful time for everyone. Our experienced physicians have compiled a list of resources you might find helpful during this stressful time or help you cope once the storm has passed. NAMI…

‘TERMINAL ANOREXIA’: The vexing problem of treating an advanced eating disorder

University of Florida psychiatry residents, Nadia Cacodcar, MD and Gabriel Jerkins, MD with assistant professor, Lauren Schmidt, MD were featured in the July issue of Clinical Psychiatry News for their APA presentation: “I’d Rather Die Than Eat” an Examination of Ethicolegal Conflict in Three Cases of Severe Anorexia Nervosa.

Psychiatry Trainees appointed to Housestaff Council Executive Committee

Two of our trainees have been appointed to the Housestaff Council Executive Committee. PGY-3 Georgio Legerme, MD has been appointed as Vice Chair for Community Outreach and Belonging and Addiction Medicine Fellow Steven Suastegui, MD is Member at Large. The Housestaff Council was founded in July 2019…