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Pause for Day of Reflection

President Fuchs has encouraged us to #ShutDownAcademia and #ShutDownSTEM to reflect on our personal actions and continue educating ourselves about racism. He offered Academics for Black Survival and Wellness as a resource. June 19th-25th, is a personal and professional development initiative intended for academic faculty and staff to examine…

TIC Update at UF Shands Psychiatric Hospital

Richard Holbert, MD The transition to a Trauma-Informed hospital has begun at UF Shands Psychiatric Hospital (UFSPH).  Over the last few weeks, the nurses’ station windows have been cut approximately ½ from the top and on 2 units mostly eliminated.  Evidence has demonstrated improved…

Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Spotlight

Mariam Rahmani, MD Trauma-Informed care, or TIC, promotes a culture of safety, empowerment and healing. Over the past 18 months, leaders at the UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital and the UF department of psychiatry have been researching resources and offering training and education…

Mental Illness Awareness Week Movie Night at the Hippodrome

As part of the events planned for Mental Illness Awareness Week the Department of Psychiatry hosted a special screening of the movie “Life, Animated” at the Hippodrome with a Q&A following the movie with UF CARD directors Dr. Greg Valcante and Dr. Ann-Marie Orlando. AnArtists group also had artwork on…

Stomp the Swamp for Autism

Saturday, February 23rd,  UF CARD hosted the 11th Annual Stomp the Swamp for Autism at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Here are a few photos from the event:  …