Events & Exhibits on the PRMS Blog

As a psychiatrist at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, Dr. Sonal Harneja, MD, often worked with people having their first psychotic episode. Much of her work involved reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness and educating patients and their families about the causes, symptoms, prognosis and potential treatments. “It can be incredibly scary for them and their famili ...

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As a part of PRMS’ ongoing commitment to behavioral health, we invited Doctor Frank Perkins, PGY-3 Psychiatry Resident at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Department of Psychiatry to be featured as our guest blogger this month. The weekend of February 14 – 17, 2019, the Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association and Mississippi Psychiatric Association had their comb ...

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Excellence can be defined in many ways. For example, Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines excellence as “very good of it’s kind: eminently good.” Excellence is not always rewarded and most of the time is not performed with intent. Therefore, it is nice when organizations notice and honor the person completing the excellent action(s). The New Jersey Psychiatric Association (NJ ...

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Make no mistake, religion and spirituality can help some people struggling with mental health conditions and often plays a big role in recovery. Inclusive and welcoming congregations often have outreach programs for people with mental health conditions or mental health ministries. But some – particularly in the South – view mental illness as a moral failing. In its 50th annive ...

Will you be in New York City for the Annual Meeting later this week? If so, join PRMS at these upcoming events: Telepsychiatry: What You Need To Know Friday, May 47:30 am – 12:15 pm OR 12:30 pm – 5:15 pmNew York Hilton Midtown (1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York City) Click here for more details and to register today! Manfred S. Guttmacher Award Presentation Annual Meeting ...

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The 2017 Indiana Psychiatric Society (IPS) Fall Symposium took place December 2 in Carmel, Indiana. The meeting topic was “The Opioid Epidemic: How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Go From Here.” The day was filled with active discussions on the Indiana State Department of Health actions to fight the crisis, opioid use during pregnancy and alternative strategies to eliminate use ...

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Rain did not stop another successful NAMIWalksNYC event from happening this May at the South Street Seaport Promenade in New York City. PRMS was delighted to once again sponsor several psychiatric societies’ participation in NAMIWalks 2017. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides free support, education and advocacy programs for individuals with mental illness and ...

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On Saturday, January 21, the Illinois Psychiatric Society (IPS) hosted “Government and the Future of Mental Health in Illinois,” its 2017 Annual Meeting and Holiday Party in Chicago.  Networking and a cocktail hour kicked off the evening, followed by a member business meeting, welcome from IPS President Dr. Ryan Finkenbine, dinner, keynote speaker and an award presentation. St ...

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Jane Sherzer is the Executive Director of the Michigan Psychiatric Society.   Jane joined the MPS in 2015 after a lengthy career in corporate finance.  She is a proud graduate of the University of Iowa. As you look out your windows these days, it is hard to imagine that soon it will be spring and all the snow and ice will be melted.  We will have green grass, the crocuses wi ...

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As a part of PRMS’ partnership with NYCPS, Executive Director Meagan O’Toole is a featured author on the PRMS Blog this month! Do you know which of your colleagues went to medical school out-of-state? Who plays an instrument?  Or who speaks multiple languages? Could you spot the World Record holder in the room? You can learn the answers to all of the “important” questions whil ...

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