Solitary Confinement and Mental Illness: It’s Time to Stop the Harm

The Crime Report | October 21, 2020

Although some inmates with serious mental illness benefit from being separated from others, solitary confinement can aggravate symptoms of serious mental illness and have grave mental health consequences. Authorities should start considering the increasing number of evidence-based practices available as alternatives, writes forensic psychiatrist Jennifer Piel.


Jürgen Unützer named a Changemaker of Public Health

October 15, 2020

To celebrate the UW School of Public Health’s 50 years of impact, the School is recognizing 50 alumni from around the world who have a demonstrated record of distinguished service and achievement across public health disciplines and settings.



Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Antibody-based strategies to treat substance use disorders and prevent overdose

October 30, 2020 | 12 PM-1 PM

Marco Pravetoni, PhD, will discuss the ongoing efforts in development and translation of vaccines and antibody-based interventions to treat opioid use disorders, and to prevent toxicity and overdose.

Sponsored by the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions