BHIP launched at Harborview Pediatric Clinic with donor support

Department news | November 25, 2020

A generous philanthropic gift has made it possible to implement a culturally sensitive pediatric Behavioral Health Integration Program (BHIP) in the Pediatric Clinic at Harborview, providing a tremendous opportunity to adapt the Collaborative Care model to younger patients. BHIP uses the Collaborative Care model developed in our department to provide mental health services in primary […]


New Behavioral Health Building coming to Harborview

Department news | November 25, 2020

The passage of Prop 1 creates an exciting opportunity for our department to have further impact on the health and mental health of people in King County and beyond. The $1.74 billion bond, passed with 77% voter support, will fund a new Behavioral Health Building which will add critically important space to treat the growing […]


ADAI joins the department!

Department news | November 25, 2020

Beginning January 1, 2021, the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) will join our department as a core program. ADAI’s transition from Health Sciences Administration (HSA) to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Scieces was made at the direction of the UW Executive Office. We are thrilled to welcome them to our team! Directed by […]


Global Mental Health Databank will link youth to researchers

Department news | November 25, 2020

Young people around the world commonly experience anxiety and depression, but it can be hard to identify how each person can best manage their own mental health. The Global Mental Health Databank, a feasibility study launched this month, hopes to change that by enabling youth from the United Kingdom, South Africa and India to work […]


Right Here, Right Now, on Purpose

Springer Link | November 16, 2020

Psychiatry resident and participant in the perinatal psychiatry pathway Amelia Wendt learned how powerful slowing down can be during her clinical rotation at the VA Puget Sound.



Outcomes vary for depression collaborative care programs

UW Medicine Newsroom | November 13, 2020

Real-world collaborative care programs for depression show large variation in clinical outcomes, according to a study published in the November issue of Health Affairs. The study, co-authored by Jürgen Unützer, Andrew C. Carlo, Robert Arao, Melinda Vredevoogd, John Fortney, Diane Powers and Joan Russo, is the largest study to date of collaborative care programs for depression in primary care.