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Recent News

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Dr. Coffey will assume these leadership roles effective September 29.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Children are especially vulnerable to their parents' remarks and rebukes. Elizabeth Newlin, MD, offers tips on what not to say and why.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Dreading donning your swimsuit this summer? Psychologist and eating disorders expert Rebecca Wagner, PhD, offers these tips to help you.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Expressing rage may feel satisfying, but it probably won't help the situation - or your career.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Not knowing what happens during treatment heightens anxiety for both patients and families. Here's a general idea of what to expect.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Certified sex therapist John O'Neill, LCSW, LCDC, CAS, offers tips for parents who are uncomfortable talking about sex with their children.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Susan Hardesty, MD, vice president and medical director, has been inducted into the American College of Psychiatrists.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Children can say very hurtful things to their parents, but they're not usually trying to intentionally wound them.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
In January, The Menninger Clinic was honored with membership in this prestigious nonprofit network of institutions.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
National experts in suicide treatment and research will present at the March 28 symposium in Houston.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Menninger is accepting applications for its Betty Ann Stedman Psychiatric Nurse Residency Program.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Valentine's Day gives us the chance to review the health of our romantic relationships.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Michael Groat, PhD, MS, will talk about interventions for suicidal individuals.
Friday, February 7, 2014
We need anxiety, but too much of it can leave individuals feeling agitated and even depressed.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Patricia Daza, PhD, weighs in on some common mother/daughter conflicts.
Friday, January 17, 2014
B. Christopher Frueh, PhD, director of Clinical Research, has been named the new editor of the Bulletin, a peer-reviewed journal published by Guilford Publications.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Think the stress experts don't stress about the holidays? Think again. Fortunately, years of counseling patients how to deal with stress have helped them develop their own coping strategies.
Monday, December 9, 2013
"Is Santa real?" is a question all parents dread. Child and adolescent psychologist Jennifer Crawford, PhD, and mother of four, offers some guidelines.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
President and CEO Ian Aitken has announced his decision to retire effective June 30, 2014.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Dreading the holiday party season? Here are five tips for navigating the anxiety that people often feel about the party scene.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Shop our clinician-curated Amazon selections on our blog and save big.
Monday, November 25, 2013
The Menninger Clinic is jointly sponsoring networking lunches for mental health professionals throughout the country.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
In our recently published annual Report on Giving, we say "thank you" to the generous supporters who gave between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.
Friday, November 8, 2013
The American Psychiatric Association announced it will bestow the 2014 Judd Marmor Award to John M. Oldham, MD, MS, chief of staff of The Menninger Clinic.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Menninger is pleased to co-sponsor the 22nd annual Psychotherapy & Faith Conference, which will be held Nov. 15 in Houston.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Child and adolescent psychiatrist Elizabeth Newlin, MD, offers parents tips on helping their young children make friends and build relationships.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Menninger is pleased to co-sponsor with The Refuge, A Healing Place this one-day workshop November 1 in Florida. Five (5.0) CEUS will be available.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The tween years throw many parents for a loop. Suddenly their sweet-tempered, easygoing child turns into an argumentative mess of emotions. What's going on, and how should parents react?
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The Menninger Clinic is co-hosting networking lunches for mental health professionals across the country.
Monday, September 23, 2013
The latest book by Jon G. Allen, PhD, on mentalizing, trauma and attachment was nominated for a Medical Book Award by the British Medical Association.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Menninger is pleased to sponsor the 5K Houston Walk for Mental Health, which takes place October 12.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Menninger invites all patient alumni to join us for a Celebration of Recovery, Friday, September 6 at The Clinic.
Monday, August 5, 2013
Menninger recently launched a YouTube channel with videos designed to help meet the educational needs of clinicians, patients and families.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Once again, The Menninger Clinic has been named a top hospital for psychiatry by the magazine's Best Hospitals issue.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
The Menninger Clinic welcomes new leaders of its governing board and foundation board.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Menninger has launched a podcast series of short videos about mental health to help promote conversation about this important issue. The series is hosted by Chief of Staff John M. Oldham, MD, MS, past president of the American Psychiatric Association.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Menninger announced a comprehensive neuroscience research study, MIND-MB, designed to improve the identification of anatomical, physiological and genetic abnormalities and risk factors of mental illnesses. The research aims to increase understanding of mental disease progression and factors that impact treatment response.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Chris Flynn, MD, director of Menninger's Assessments service, received the prestigious Raymond F. Longacre Award from the Aerospace Medical Association.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Chief of Staff John M. Oldham, MD, MS, has been selected by the Association of Women Psychiatrists as the recipient of the 2013 Martin Symonds, MD, Man of Good Conscience Award.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Despite torrential rains, Houstonians flocked to Menninger Community Luncheon in downtown Houston to see Barbara and Corby Robertson, Jr., honored for their long-time support of The Clinic.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Menninger's Chief Nursing Officer will present the workshop "Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals" in Houston on May 18.
Monday, March 25, 2013
The Menninger Clinic's 2013 Annual Luncheon is destined to be one of spring's most popular events; so be sure to save the date of Friday, May 10.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Menninger is jointly sponsoring free networking events for mental health professionals in March and April.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Begin your psychiatric nursing career with Menninger's Betty Ann Stedman Psychiatric Nurse Residency Program for BSN graduates.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Menninger is pleased to co-sponsor "The Role of Attachment in Trauma Therapy" on February 22 in Dallas.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Menninger is now accepting applications for its 2013 postgraduate Social Work fellowship. The deadline for applying is February 15.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Menninger will offer a national symposium and workshop to help mental health professionals strengthen their understanding and practice of mentalization-based treatment March 22-24 in Houston.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Menninger Clinic is now offering Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings for both current and former patients at its new facility.
Friday, November 9, 2012
For the third consecutive year, the Houston Chronicle has named The Menninger Clinic a Top Workplace in Houston.
Monday, October 29, 2012
The Institute for Spirituality and Health and The Menninger Clinic will jointly sponsor the 21st annual Psychotherapy & Faith Conference November 16 in Houston. The topic is "Happiness and Suffering: What It Means to Be Human."
Friday, October 26, 2012
Christopher Flynn, MD, director of Assessments, has been elected to membership in the American College of Psychiatrists.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
As voters in the upcoming presidential election, we believe we will make rational, well-thought out decisions in the voting booth. Chances are we won’t.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Join Team Menninger and support Houston's second annual Walk for Mental Health Awareness on Saturday, October 20, at Stude Park.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Earlier this year, The Menninger Clinic moved to its new campus. Now, Pathfinder, Menninger’s community integration program, has followed suit by moving to its new location at 6912 Stella Link, just a few miles from The Clinic.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Bullying may bring to mind a bigger, stronger kid picking on someone weaker and more vulnerable. Reality, however, isn't as clear cut since children may be victims of bullying one day and bullies the next.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The Texas Society of Architects recently named Kirksey Architecture its Firm of the Year.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Menninger is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Betty Ann Stedman Psychiatric Nurse Residency Program that will begin in January 2013.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Teens with bipolar disorder who use drugs and alcohol in an attempt to self-medicate have an increased risk for suicidal behavior.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Menninger ended August with a celebration of nurses, especially Marilyn Warnock, RN, who was awarded the 2012 Gary Napier Nursing Excellence in Direct Patient Care Award.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Psychologist Sandy Soenning, PhD, suggests ways parents can encourage gratefulness in their teens.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Menninger's psychosocial clubhouse is experiencing a growth spurt.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Maureen Hackett and the Hackett Family Foundation have been selected to receive the highest award given by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Houston.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Morning News Show anchor Melissa Wilson showcased Menninger in an hour-long special "State of Mind," which aired recently on Houston's KRIV FOX 26.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Winners of the 2012 Pillar Awards, The Menninger Clinic's highest honor for faculty and staff, were announced.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Menninger Clinic ranks as the nation’s number four hospital for difficult psychiatric cases, according to the annual America’s Best Hospitals issue published today by U.S. News & World Report.
Friday, July 6, 2012
We feel our best after a good night's sleep: on our game, alert and more likely to be in a good mood. The same holds true for people struggling with mental illness.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
As part of treatment, patients in The Menninger Clinic’s Professionals in Crisis (PIC) Program who are addicted to alcohol now attend daily Alcoholics Anonymous meetings with off-campus peers–successful working professionals in medicine, law and business.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
A new suicide resiliency psychoeducational group gives patients in Menninger’s Professionals in Crisis (PIC) program an outlet for their suicidal thoughts and feelings.
Friday, June 1, 2012
All former patients of The Menninger Clinic are invited to attend the free, June 8-10 Patient Alumni Weekend in Houston.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Houston's River Oaks Country Club was the setting for the May 17 luncheon that raised more than $380,000 in support of The Menninger Clinic.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Menninger Clinic family of staff and patients recently experienced one of life's stressful events: moving.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Jon G. Allen, PhD, senior staff psychologist, will present “Mentalizing God” May 17 as part of the Institute for Spirituality and Health’s Spring 2012 Thursday Lecture Series.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Blogger Michael Ulanday addresses the need to prevent player suicides in the NFL and other professional sports.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
All former patients of The Menninger Clinic are invited to attend the third annual Patient Alumni Weekend June 8-10 in Houston.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Menninger’s Chief of Staff John M. Oldham, MD, MS, will be completing his year as president of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) when he presides over the association’s annual meeting May 5-9 in Philadelphia.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Patrick Kennedy acknowledges The Menninger Clinic as a pioneer in mental health research.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Mental health professionals from across the country are invited to participate in the continuing education symposium, An Agenda for Psychiatry and Neuroscience, on April 12 from noon-6 pm at the Hilton Houston Post Oak hotel.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Gulf Coast-area residents are invited to tour the new Menninger Clinic hospital on April 12.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Menninger Clinic, one of America’s best hospitals in psychiatry, is the only psychiatric hospital among all of the Houston area’s Best Hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s first metro rankings.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
When the reasons behind a personal or work life crisis are cloudy, an outpatient assessment can help clarify the problem and recommend what to do next.
Monday, March 19, 2012
A pilot study conducted by The Menninger Clinic shows for the first time that the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) approach to therapy can be effective in an inpatient setting.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Early treatment intervention, including mood stabilizing medication and therapy, is critical for people with bipolar disorder.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Sold as herbs, incense, bath salts and even plant—food the latest substances used and abused by teens sound innocuous. But make no mistake, says a Menninger Clinic addiction expert, they are drugs.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Finding a job is a daunting process. For individuals who've been treated for mental illness, the job search is even more challenging, since they're often worried about discussing their time in treatment.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The practice of positive psychology belongs in clinical practice, and not just to enhance feeling better, but to inspire patients to do better.
Monday, January 16, 2012
When the reasons behind a personal or work life crisis are cloudy, an outpatient assessment can help clarify the problem and recommend what to do next.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Inspiring young leaders in the mental health field will be recognized May 17, 2012 at The Menninger Clinic's annual community awareness luncheon.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
It's a common misconception that more people die by suicide during the holiday season than any other time of the year.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Need a gift for a colleague, a friend, a family member or even yourself? Then take advantage of the great deals and prices on Amazon.com when you shop through the e-store on The Clinic's blog, SayNoToStigma.com.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Any adult in Houston living with a mental illness may benefit from being a member of The Gathering Place.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
While one in every 12 teenagers purposely cuts, burns, poisons or hurts themselves in other ways, they typically end the practice by age 30.
Monday, November 7, 2011
How patients relate to money, sex and power can hinder the treatment process for mental illness or help reveal important insights.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
For 21 consecutive years, The Menninger Clinic has ranked among the best hospitals in psychiatry by U.S.News & World Report. This year, Menninger ranks No. 5.