Menninger Clinic News en 2015 Menninger Clinic Clinic Launches Giving Tuesday Campaign to Support Research Efforts Menninger News 11/25/2015 8:09:00 PM Adult Division Director to Present at Chicago-area Conference Menninger News 11/24/2015 11:17:00 PM Michael Groat, PhD, will discuss common countertransference reactions to work with suicidal young adults. Clinic to Co-sponsor Psychotherapy and Faith Conference Menninger News 11/2/2015 7:32:00 PM The theme of the November 6 conference is "Illuminating the Sacred in Healing Relationships." Menninger Neuropsychiatrist to Present at Health Museum Menninger News 10/7/2015 6:45:00 PM Justin Coffey, MD, will present at the October 10 Many Minds of Hope event at the Health Museum. Registration Opens for Free Webinar on Treating Marijuana Use Menninger News 9/24/2015 6:30:00 PM The November 11 webinar will feature John O'Neill, LCSW, LCDC, CAS, director of Addictions Services. Blog Post: The J-word: Just Think About Its Impact on Someone with Mental Illness Menninger News 9/17/2015 10:53:00 PM Clinic to Host Celebration of Recovery Menninger News 9/10/2015 2:34:00 PM The event will honor former patients of our adult programs who are in recovery. Clinic Expands Outpatient Services Menninger News 8/19/2015 8:31:00 PM Menninger is now offering three new outpatient services for adults and adolescents. Riding the U-Curve: Strategies to Survive the Middle-Age Lows Menninger News 7/31/2015 10:50:00 PM Check out these tips on surviving a mid-life crisis from Mike McClam, MD. Menninger Ranks as a Top Psychiatric Hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s Annual Survey for 26th Consecutive Year Menninger News 7/21/2015 4:02:00 PM The results are in, and Menninger retains its no. 5 position in this national survey. Smart Ways Parents Can Use Technology to Connect with Kids Menninger News 7/17/2015 7:51:00 PM Child psychologist Jennifer Crawford, PhD, offers tips to help parents make positive use of technology. Menninger to Present Free Webinar on Attachment Menninger News 7/8/2015 7:01:00 PM "Attachment as a Framework for Treatment" is the topic of our next webinar, which will be presented by Drs. Michael Groat and Jon G. Allen. Is Your Therapist Right for You? Menninger News 7/8/2015 6:20:00 PM These tips from a social worker can help you answer that question. Mindscape Podcast: Richard McNally, MD, on Trauma and Memory Menninger News 6/23/2015 8:43:00 PM Menninger Celebrates 90th Anniversary Menninger News 6/19/2015 9:57:00 PM Blog Post: Psychotherapy Should Be Like Jazz Menninger News 6/16/2015 10:12:00 PM Jon Allen, PhD, explains why improvisation, a hallmark of jazz, is crucial to psychotherapy. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Publishes Menninger Study Menninger News 6/12/2015 10:05:00 PM Mindscape Podcast: Edna Foa, PhD, on Trauma and Sequelae Menninger News 6/8/2015 2:45:00 PM Blog Post: Music's Influence on Teens: A Guide for Parents Menninger News 5/28/2015 2:57:00 PM Worried about the type of music your teens listen to? See what a child and adolescent psychiatrist has to say on the topic. Mindscape Podcast: Lt. Col. Christopher Ivany, MD, on Trauma and the Military Menninger News 5/27/2015 10:36:00 PM Overcome Your Fear of Flying Menninger News 5/26/2015 7:00:00 PM Whatever the reason, if you're afraid to fly, it limits your life. But help is available. Menninger Psychiatrists Earn Fellow Status Menninger News 5/19/2015 10:58:00 PM Mike McClam, MD, and Justin Coffey, MD, were awarded Fellow status of the American Psychiatric Association. Former Patient Shares Story in New York Times Menninger News 5/18/2015 7:54:00 PM Compass Program Nurse Wins Nurse Excellence Award Menninger News 5/13/2015 6:44:00 PM Mark White, RN, was awarded the 2015 Gary Napier Excellence in Direct Patient Care Award. Quality Management in Health Care Journal Publishes Paper by Menninger Researchers Menninger News 5/13/2015 1:45:00 PM Clinician Researchers See Case on Personalized Care Published in Journal[Title] Menninger News 5/8/2015 4:21:00 PM The journal Pharmacogenomics published a paper by Alok Madan, PhD, MPH, Cory Walker, DO, Ben Weinstein, MD, and Chris Fowler, PhD. Clinic Celebrates National Mental Health Awareness Month Menninger News 4/30/2015 10:21:00 PM Join us in raising awareness about this important topic. Blog Post: Is Binge Drinking in College the New Normal? Menninger News 4/21/2015 10:30:00 PM Clinic Releases New Video on Biomania and Stigma Menninger News 4/17/2015 10:30:00 AM Registration Opens for National Symposium on Trauma Menninger News 4/11/2015 10:49:00 PM "The Problem of Trauma - Discovering Resilience" will be the focus of the second annual John M. Oldham National Mental Health Symposium. Blog Post: Two Sides of Ambition - and a Middle Ground Menninger News 4/7/2015 4:27:00 PM When Tragedy Strikes: A Guide to Talking to Kids in the Aftermath Menninger News 4/1/2015 5:33:00 PM These tips can help parents as they try to help their children cope with a traumatic event. Blog Post: Navigating Mood and Food during National Nutrition Month Menninger News 3/16/2015 4:52:00 PM Latest Mindscape Podcast Highlights Personality Traits, Types, Tests and Problems Menninger News 3/5/2015 7:47:00 PM Helpful Tips for Parenting the Oppositional Child Menninger News 3/3/2015 9:35:00 PM Elizabeth Newlin, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and director of Menninger's Adolescent Treatment Program, offers tips for handling an oppositional child. Psychologist Shares 5 Ways for Adults to Demonstrate Healthy Eating Menninger News 2/27/2015 12:00:00 PM In support of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Rebecca Wagner, PhD, shares and resources about healthy eating. Menninger Announces Deadline for Psychiatric Nursing Residency Applications Menninger News 2/26/2015 4:17:00 PM Menninger CEO to Present on Perfect Depression Care to Local Clinicians Menninger News 2/17/2015 5:53:00 PM C. Edward Coffey, MD, will present at a joint meeting of the Houston Psychiatric Society and the Houston Psychological Association. Psychologist to Present on DSM-5 Menninger News 2/13/2015 4:44:00 PM Mental Health America of Fort Bend County has invited Harrell Woodson, PhD, to present an overview of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual-5. Blog Post: Woman's Obituary Highlights Child Abuse Menninger News 2/4/2015 4:35:00 PM Beyond Valentine's Day: 3 Key Ways to Show Your Kids Love Every Day Menninger News 1/31/2015 2:15:00 PM Expressing love should be a year-round priority. Troubled Teens: Should Parents Get Tough, or Get Help? Menninger News 1/23/2015 11:03:00 AM These tips will help parents know what to do when teen behavior goes from annoying to problematic. Blog Post: Grocery-store Based Screening Better Than Lucy's Mental Health Advice Menninger News 1/22/2015 10:00:00 AM Will mental health screening kiosks become the norm? Adolescent Treatment Program Director to Present on Mentalizing Menninger News 1/21/2015 11:45:00 AM Elizabeth Newlin, MD, will present at the Healing Hearts of Families workshop February 14. Four Ways You Can Improve Your Mental Health in 2015 Menninger News 1/9/2015 6:00:00 PM Every year, many of us resolve to improve our physical health. But our mental health deserves attention, too. Take the Stress out of New Year's Resolutions and Improve Your Chances of Success Menninger News 1/5/2015 3:38:00 PM Rehab specialist Brad Kennedy suggests ways to use Acceptance & Commitment Therapy techniques to help you stick to your resolutions. Top Reasons to Stay Home for the Holidays Menninger News 12/19/2014 6:00:00 PM Don't feel up to additional holiday stress? Here are some reasons why you may want to reconsider that trip home. Elizabeth Newlin, MD, to Present Free Webinar on Nonsuicidal Self Injury among Adolescents Menninger News 12/19/2014 4:12:00 PM Registration for this January 13 webinar is now open. Four Ways to Handle Holiday Family Feuds Menninger News 12/17/2014 6:12:00 PM Director of Social Work Janice Poplack, LCSW, offers tips to prevent family conflict during the holiday season. Latest Blog Post: Is Depression a Brain Disorder? Yes and No Menninger News 12/15/2014 9:26:00 AM Just Right Gift Giving: 6 Tips for Creating a Happy Holiday for Children Without Going Overboard Menninger News 12/10/2014 4:00:00 PM Elise Judkins, LCSW, offers tips on giving your kids a holiday to remember without breaking the bank. Menninger Releases Annual Report on Giving Menninger News 11/14/2014 9:13:00 PM Is Spanking Ever OK? Menninger News 11/14/2014 5:00:00 PM This question is one every parent asks. And should. Menninger CEO to Train Mental Health Professionals on Award-Winning Perfect Care Depression Model Menninger News 11/10/2014 3:00:00 PM C. Edward Coffey, MD, has been invited by Northern Ireland's leading counseling charity to offer this training. Blog Post: Of Course I'm Envious! Menninger News 10/23/2014 3:52:00 PM Webinar on Treating Suicidality Available for Viewing Menninger News 10/22/2014 3:20:00 PM Michael Groat, PhD, MS, presents "Collaborative Approaches to Treating the Suicidal Individual" in this free webinar. Five Tips for Helping a Family Member Who's Avoiding Treatment Menninger News 10/15/2014 2:10:00 PM Do you have a family member who needs psychiatric help but is refusing to get treatment? Check out our tips for coping with this common situation. Menninger Podcast Expands with Addition of Episodes on the MIND-MB Project Menninger News 10/8/2014 5:11:00 PM Learn more about all the aspects of our neuroscience research project by watching these Mindscape episodes. Blog Post: Is Anomie the Enemy? Another Perspective on the Increase in School Shootings Menninger News 10/6/2014 10:36:00 PM Podcast Features Adult Division Director on Addiction as a Disorder of Attachment Menninger News 10/6/2014 5:36:00 PM Michael Groat, PhD, MS, Adult Division director, gave a presentation on this critical relationship. Blog Post: We Are Becoming Less Violent Menninger News 9/26/2014 3:56:00 PM Research Director Co-edits Textbook on Adult Psychopathology Menninger News 9/19/2014 7:56:00 PM Chris Frueh, PhD, is one of the co-editors of the textbook "Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis." Know the Surprising Signs of Suicide Menninger News 9/10/2014 10:58:00 AM In support of World Suicide Prevention Day, our associate director of Clinical Research outlines the signs of suicide you might not know about. Research Director Pens "Psychology Today" Blog Post on Veterans and PTSD Menninger News 9/9/2014 5:46:00 PM Registration Opens for Advances in Clinical Psychiatry 2014: Addictive Behavior Menninger News 8/25/2014 10:30:00 PM Co-sponsored by Menninger and Baylor College of Medicine, this CME event will be held October 10 in Houston. Social Work Director Offers Advice on Coping with Insensitive, Crazy Remarks Menninger News 8/19/2014 4:18:00 PM Janice Poplack, LCSW, shares tactics individuals with mental illness can use to cope with others' insensitive comments. Blog Post: Robin Williams and the Power of Suicide Menninger News 8/14/2014 7:35:00 PM Five Tips for College Students Who Need Counseling Menninger News 8/5/2014 7:58:00 PM The stress of change can make mental illnesses flare up, and college students are especially vulnerable. Check out these tips to getting effective treatment. Marijuana: Helping Teens Say "No" When Everyone Else Says "Yes" Menninger News 7/25/2014 3:32:00 PM Adolescence is the worst possible time for using marijuana. Here are tips for talking to teens about the drug. Menninger Names Dr. C. Edward Coffey as President and CEO Menninger News 7/16/2014 7:00:00 PM Dr. Coffey will assume these leadership roles effective September 29. Menninger Ranks in Top 5 Best Psychiatric Hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's Annual Survey Menninger News 7/15/2014 12:00:00 PM CultureMap Publishes Director of Psychology's Attempt to Explain the Inexplicable: Why Do People Commit Suicide? Menninger News 6/18/2014 10:17:00 PM Words Hurt: Five Tips to Help Parents Communicate Better Menninger News 6/18/2014 8:23:00 PM Children are especially vulnerable to their parents' remarks and rebukes. Elizabeth Newlin, MD, offers tips on what not to say and why. Blog Post: Speaking Up & Out to Reduce the Stigma of Mental Illness Menninger News 5/30/2014 8:21:00 PM Boosting Your Summer Body Image Menninger News 5/29/2014 8:25:00 PM Dreading donning your swimsuit this summer? Psychologist and eating disorders expert Rebecca Wagner, PhD, offers these tips to help you. Blog Post: Addict, Junkie, Pothead, Crackhead, Loser: Putting Tired Old Labels to Rest & Challenging Stigma Menninger News 5/28/2014 6:56:00 PM Psychiatric News Publishes Chief of Staff's Article on Personality Disorders Menninger News 5/22/2014 3:01:00 PM CultureMap Covers Menninger Annual Signature Luncheon Menninger News 5/19/2014 6:40:00 PM Mariel Hemingway, Brene Brown to Headline The Menninger 2014 Annual Signature Luncheon on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Menninger News 5/12/2014 11:20:00 AM Blog Post: Caring for the Mentally Ill, Combatting Stigma is the Heart & Soul of Psychiatric Nursing Menninger News 5/9/2014 9:17:00 PM Blog Post: A Mother's Recollections of Postpartum Depression Menninger News 5/9/2014 9:16:00 PM Houston Chronicle Quotes Psychologist for Eating Disorders Story Menninger News 4/28/2014 10:27:00 PM How to Cool Down in a Hurry Menninger News 4/25/2014 5:35:00 PM Expressing rage may feel satisfying, but it probably won't help the situation - or your career. What to Expect from a Long-term Psychiatric Hospitalization Menninger News 4/18/2014 7:39:00 PM Not knowing what happens during treatment heightens anxiety for both patients and families. Here's a general idea of what to expect. New York Times Quotes Associate Director of Research in Story on Suicide Prevention Menninger News 4/14/2014 7:15:00 PM Blog Post: Marijuana: The Modern-Day Trojan Horse We Need to Talk About Menninger News 3/31/2014 6:36:00 PM How to Survive the Sex Talk Menninger News 3/31/2014 3:30:00 PM Certified sex therapist John O'Neill, LCSW, LCDC, CAS, offers tips for parents who are uncomfortable talking about sex with their children. Houston Chronicle Quotes Social Worker in Story on Dangers of Hash Oil Menninger News 3/25/2014 9:12:00 PM Blog Post: I'm a Registered Dietitian & I Don't Like "The Biggest Loser" Menninger News 3/7/2014 4:50:00 PM Blog Post: Is Psychiatry's Drug Addiction Increasing the Stigma of Mental Illness? Menninger News 3/7/2014 4:48:00 PM Blog Post: It's Time to Arm Teenagers with Knowledge of Psychology Menninger News 3/7/2014 4:44:00 PM American College of Psychiatrists Inducts Medical Director as New Member Menninger News 3/6/2014 8:08:00 PM Susan Hardesty, MD, vice president and medical director, has been inducted into the American College of Psychiatrists. What Kids Really Mean When They Say Hurtful Things Menninger News 3/5/2014 7:47:00 PM Children can say very hurtful things to their parents, but they're not usually trying to intentionally wound them. Blog Post: I'm a Registered Dietitian and I Don't Like "The Biggest Loser" Menninger News 3/5/2014 5:17:00 PM Blog Post: It's Time to Arm Teenagers with Knowledge of Psychology Menninger News 3/5/2014 5:15:00 PM Blog Post: What if We REALLY Got Rid of the Shame of Suicide? Menninger News 3/5/2014 11:15:00 AM Blog Post: Does Reframing Mental Illnesses as Brain Disorders Reduce Stigma? Menninger News 2/28/2014 4:05:00 PM Menninger Joins National Network of Depression Centers Menninger News 2/27/2014 9:17:00 PM In January, The Menninger Clinic was honored with membership in this prestigious nonprofit network of institutions. Suicide to be Focus of Menninger's Spring Symposium for Mental Health Professionals Menninger News 2/20/2014 12:00:00 AM National experts in suicide treatment and research will present at the March 28 symposium in Houston. Clinic Announces Application Deadline for Psychiatric Nurse Residency Program Menninger News 2/14/2014 5:33:34 PM Menninger is accepting applications for its Betty Ann Stedman Psychiatric Nurse Residency Program. It's Time to Take the Romantic Relationship Check-Up Menninger News 2/13/2014 5:16:05 PM Valentine's Day gives us the chance to review the health of our romantic relationships. Adult Division Director to Present at Suicide Treatment Workshop Menninger News 2/10/2014 9:09:49 PM Michael Groat, PhD, MS, will talk about interventions for suicidal individuals. How Much Anxiety is Too Much? Menninger News 2/7/2014 10:58:48 PM We need anxiety, but too much of it can leave individuals feeling agitated and even depressed. Blog Post: Are the Best Days in Mental Health Services Behind Us? Menninger News 1/30/2014 10:15:23 PM Why Are Mother/Daughter Relationships So Difficult? Menninger News 1/21/2014 11:06:35 PM Patricia Daza, PhD, weighs in on some common mother/daughter conflicts. Blog Post: It's Good to be Good: Love Your Neighbor Menninger News 1/17/2014 11:46:15 PM Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic Names New Editor Menninger News 1/17/2014 4:08:01 PM 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. Blog Post: The Promise of Lasting Change: 5 Tips for Achieving New Year's Resolutions Menninger News 12/30/2013 9:27:14 PM Houston Chronicle Publishes Op-Ed by Adolescent Treatment Program Director Menninger News 12/20/2013 10:26:36 PM How Mental Health Professionals Handle Holiday Stress Menninger News 12/13/2013 5:16:50 PM 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. How to Come Clean about Santa Claus Menninger News 12/9/2013 4:27:35 PM "Is Santa real?" is a question all parents dread. Child and adolescent psychologist Jennifer Crawford, PhD, and mother of four, offers some guidelines. Menninger President and CEO Announces Retirement Menninger News 12/4/2013 11:46:03 PM President and CEO Ian Aitken has announced his decision to retire effective June 30, 2014. Blog Post: The Universal Power of Stories to Heal, Challenge and Create Meaning Menninger News 11/27/2013 10:39:43 PM Five Survival Tips for People Who Hate Parties Menninger News 11/27/2013 7:00:36 PM Dreading the holiday party season? Here are five tips for navigating the anxiety that people often feel about the party scene. Shop Our Blog's E-store for Holiday Gifts Menninger News 11/26/2013 9:41:40 PM Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Shop our clinician-curated Amazon selections on our blog and save big. Clinic to Co-host Networking Lunches for Mental Health Professionals Menninger News 11/25/2013 10:37:34 PM The Menninger Clinic is jointly sponsoring networking lunches for mental health professionals throughout the country. Boston Globe Interviews Chief of Staff for Article on Insomnia, Depression Menninger News 11/25/2013 9:21:04 PM Report on Giving Honors Donors for Supporting Menninger's Mission Menninger News 11/13/2013 10:44:29 PM 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. APA to Honor Menninger Chief of Staff with Award Menninger News 11/8/2013 4:13:20 PM 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. Blog Post: The Case for Encouraging Spirituality in an Age of Instant Gratification Menninger News 10/25/2013 8:44:44 PM Menninger to Co-sponsor November Psychotherapy & Faith Conference Menninger News 10/25/2013 4:37:11 PM Menninger is pleased to co-sponsor the 22nd annual Psychotherapy & Faith Conference, which will be held Nov. 15 in Houston. Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends Menninger News 10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM Child and adolescent psychiatrist Elizabeth Newlin, MD, offers parents tips on helping their young children make friends and build relationships. Menninger to Co-sponsor "Treating Trauma: Tending to the Healer & the Client" Menninger News 10/18/2013 2:15:00 PM 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. What Child Therapists Wish Parents Knew about Tweens Menninger News 10/16/2013 9:57:13 PM 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? Blog Post: Attachment to God & the Implications for Psychotherapists Menninger News 10/15/2013 8:25:33 PM Clinic to Co-host Networking Lunches for Mental Health Professionals Menninger News 10/15/2013 3:30:00 PM The Menninger Clinic is co-hosting networking lunches for mental health professionals across the country. Blog Post: Inspiring Hope in the Face of Depression and Hopelessness Menninger News 10/4/2013 9:06:38 PM Blog Post: What Can a Family Expect from a Loved One in Early Recovery from Addiction? Menninger News 9/24/2013 6:33:01 PM POT Book & Author Honored by British Medical Association Menninger News 9/23/2013 7:57:33 PM 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. Clinic Releases Mindscape Podcast on Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Guidelines Menninger News 9/4/2013 2:31:28 PM Houston Walk for Mental Health Receives Menninger Support Menninger News 9/3/2013 8:44:41 PM Menninger is pleased to sponsor the 5K Houston Walk for Mental Health, which takes place October 12. Blog Post: What to Do if Someone You Know Says They're Going to Commit Suicide Menninger News 9/3/2013 3:16:00 PM Psychology Director Pens Houston Chronicle Op-Ed on Suicide of Pastor Rick Warren's Son Menninger News 8/22/2013 2:17:44 PM Menninger to Host Recovery Celebration Menninger News 8/14/2013 9:55:56 PM Menninger invites all patient alumni to join us for a Celebration of Recovery, Friday, September 6 at The Clinic. Blog Post: The Bittersweet Essence of Change and a Farewell to Menninger Menninger News 8/6/2013 7:36:48 PM Clinic's YouTube Channel Offers Something for Everyone Menninger News 8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM Menninger recently launched a YouTube channel with videos designed to help meet the educational needs of clinicians, patients and families. Blog Post: Where Do Bullies Come From? Menninger News 7/30/2013 9:12:55 PM Blog Post: Why Are We All Afraid of Each Other? An Extraverted Society United in Social Anxiety Menninger News 7/25/2013 10:17:00 PM U.S. News & World Report Names Menninger a Top 10 Hospital for Psychiatry for 23rd Consecutive Year Menninger News 7/16/2013 9:35:27 PM Once again, The Menninger Clinic has been named a top hospital for psychiatry by the magazine's Best Hospitals issue. Robert C. Wilson, III, & Maureen O. Hackett Elected Chairs of Menninger Boards Menninger News 7/9/2013 8:55:03 PM The Menninger Clinic welcomes new leaders of its governing board and foundation board. Menninger Study Examines Use of Suicide Index Score to Identify Risk Groups, Assess Suicide Risk over Time Menninger News 7/8/2013 4:01:52 PM Blog Post: Celebrating Recovering from Mental Illness the Psychosocial Clubhouse Way Menninger News 7/3/2013 11:00:24 PM Blog Post: Do Psychiatric Medications Have to be Forever? Menninger News 6/27/2013 10:00:42 PM Menninger Launches Podcast Series about Mental Health Issues Menninger News 6/14/2013 4:37:18 PM 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. Blog Post: Celebrating Father's Day: What a First-Time Father Reveals About Secure Attachment Relationships Menninger News 6/12/2013 8:51:26 PM Menninger Announces MIND-MB Study to Identify New Risk Factors of Mental Illnesses and Improve Treatment Outcomes Menninger News 6/4/2013 11:44:35 PM 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. Blog Post: Would St. Peter Ever Have Referred Someone to a Psychiatrist? Menninger News 6/3/2013 4:59:13 PM Blog Post: Marijuana or Psychosis: Which is the Chicken and Which is the Egg? Menninger News 5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM Aerospace Medical Association Honors Assessments Director Menninger News 5/24/2013 9:04:15 PM Chris Flynn, MD, director of Menninger's Assessments service, received the prestigious Raymond F. Longacre Award from the Aerospace Medical Association. Blog Post: Part 2: Why Mental Health Matters to Us Menninger News 5/22/2013 9:53:57 PM Association of Women Psychiatrists Honors Chief of Staff With Award Menninger News 5/21/2013 5:31:48 PM 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. Blog Post: Part 1: Why Mental Health Matters to Us Menninger News 5/20/2013 3:52:25 PM Menninger's Community Luncheon Honors Barbara and Corby Robertson, Jr. Menninger News 5/13/2013 2:39:22 PM 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. Chief Nursing Officer to Present Houston-area Workshop on Suicide Risk Menninger News 4/22/2013 7:40:54 PM Menninger's Chief Nursing Officer will present the workshop "Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals" in Houston on May 18. Blog Post: From One Mom to Another: 27 Things I've Learned About Motherhood & Parenting Through the Years Menninger News 4/19/2013 11:03:35 PM Blog Post: The Shame Game: Obesity as an Indication of an Increase in Disordered Eating & Poor Body Image Menninger News 4/12/2013 7:29:21 PM Blog Post: Examining the Criminalization of Mental Illness Menninger News 4/8/2013 7:45:28 PM KPRC-TV Interviews Chief of Staff About New Brain Mapping Initiative Menninger News 4/3/2013 3:24:53 PM Actress and Author Maureen McCormick to be Keynote Speaker at Community Luncheon Menninger News 3/25/2013 4:15:00 PM 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. New York Times' Opinionator Blog Publishes "Minds at War" by Research Director Menninger News 3/20/2013 7:19:24 PM Interviews Compass Program Director About Young Adults Finding Help for Mental Health Issues Menninger News 3/18/2013 3:12:49 PM Blog Post: Dreams: What Are Yours Telling You? Menninger News 3/12/2013 6:06:47 PM Blog Post: Can We Handle the Truth? Exploring Society's Drive for the Idealized Image Menninger News 2/28/2013 9:11:49 PM Clinic to Co-host Networking Events for Mental Health Professionals Menninger News 2/25/2013 5:06:06 PM Menninger is jointly sponsoring free networking events for mental health professionals in March and April. Blog Post: Veteran Suicides, Drug Overdoses & Other Causes of Early Death Menninger News 2/13/2013 12:00:00 AM Blog Post: We Need Our Prefrontal Cortex to Work Menninger News 2/12/2013 12:00:00 AM Applications for Psychiatric Nursing Residency Program Now Being Accepted Menninger News 2/8/2013 1:45:00 PM Begin your psychiatric nursing career with Menninger's Betty Ann Stedman Psychiatric Nurse Residency Program for BSN graduates. Blog Post: POT: What's new in plain old therapy? Menninger News 2/7/2013 9:38:06 PM Clinic to Co-sponsor CE Event on Attachment, Trauma in Dallas Menninger News 2/6/2013 11:35:03 PM Menninger is pleased to co-sponsor "The Role of Attachment in Trauma Therapy" on February 22 in Dallas. Clinic Seeks Applicants for Social Work Fellowship Menninger News 1/25/2013 3:42:12 PM Menninger is now accepting applications for its 2013 postgraduate Social Work fellowship. The deadline for applying is February 15. Clinic to Present Symposium on Mentalization and Workshop on Mentalization-based Therapy Menninger News 1/18/2013 8:42:04 PM 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. Blog Post: Shifting Sandy Hook Information Means Understanding Will Have to Wait Menninger News 12/23/2012 12:19:54 AM Blog Post: Where is Providence in the Midst of Tragedy? Menninger News 12/23/2012 12:17:38 AM Blog Post: Was the Sandy Hook Mass Shooting "Evil?" Menninger News 12/21/2012 10:44:22 PM Blog Post: Responding to the Tragedy of Sandy Hook: What of the Soul? Menninger News 12/21/2012 4:12:57 PM Huffington Post Publishes Blog Post by Director of Research Menninger News 12/17/2012 3:38:58 PM Blog Post: Washington and the Fiscal Cliff: Leaders or Lemmings? Menninger News 12/7/2012 7:35:29 PM Blog Post: Pot Can Blow Your Mind, Permanently Menninger News 11/21/2012 8:58:03 PM Menninger to Offer AA, NA Meetings for Former and Current Patients Menninger News 11/12/2012 9:17:24 PM The Menninger Clinic is now offering Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings for both current and former patients at its new facility. Houston Chronicle Names Menninger a Top Workplace Menninger News 11/9/2012 6:35:50 PM For the third consecutive year, the Houston Chronicle has named The Menninger Clinic a Top Workplace in Houston. The Menninger Clinic Becomes a Member of the Texas Medical Center Menninger News 11/7/2012 9:31:43 PM Blog Post: Losing Faith in Times of Suffering Menninger News 11/2/2012 9:36:10 PM Clinic to Jointly Sponsor Psychotherapy & Faith Conference on Happiness and Suffering Menninger News 10/29/2012 4:30:00 PM 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." Assessments Director Elected to American College of Psychiatrists Menninger News 10/26/2012 9:43:40 PM Christopher Flynn, MD, director of Assessments, has been elected to membership in the American College of Psychiatrists. Why Emotions Rule Elections Menninger News 10/25/2012 8:11:00 PM 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. Confessions of a Peace Corps Dropout, or How I Learned the Meaning of Social Work Menninger News 10/22/2012 10:15:38 PM Menninger Sponsors Mental Health Walk in Houston Menninger News 10/15/2012 7:21:26 PM Join Team Menninger and support Houston's second annual Walk for Mental Health Awareness on Saturday, October 20, at Stude Park. Blog Post: To Save a Life, Speak Up About Domestic Violence Menninger News 10/12/2012 10:32:24 PM Clinic's Community Integration Program Relocates Menninger News 10/10/2012 4:14:08 PM 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. Bullying: Is Your Child a Victim, a Bully or Both? Menninger News 10/5/2012 9:21:10 PM 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. Menninger Epicenter Architect Named Texas Firm of the Year Menninger News 10/2/2012 10:02:00 PM The Texas Society of Architects recently named Kirksey Architecture its Firm of the Year. Blog Post: What, Me Worry? Menninger News 9/28/2012 8:32:35 PM Houston Chronicle Features Psychology Director in Article on Loneliness Menninger News 9/25/2012 9:22:34 PM Blog Post: Pseudologia Fantastica: The Truth About Pathological Liars Menninger News 9/21/2012 10:50:42 PM Clinic Announces Application Deadline for Nurse Residency Program Menninger News 9/20/2012 10:54:01 PM 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. Blog Post: Social Networking Site Joins the Battle to Prevent Suicide Menninger News 9/18/2012 8:27:00 PM Blog Post: Show Me the Money (If You Want to Learn Something About Suicide and Stigma) Menninger News 9/10/2012 4:18:44 PM Substance Abuse Signals Suicide Risk in Bipolar Teens Menninger News 9/5/2012 4:54:48 PM Teens with bipolar disorder who use drugs and alcohol in an attempt to self-medicate have an increased risk for suicidal behavior. Hope Program Nurse Wins Nursing Excellence Award Menninger News 8/31/2012 8:24:04 PM 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. Three Tips for Raising Grateful Teens Menninger News 8/24/2012 9:03:02 PM Psychologist Sandy Soenning, PhD, suggests ways parents can encourage gratefulness in their teens. The Gathering Place Gains Members, Adds Services Menninger News 8/23/2012 8:11:07 PM Menninger's psychosocial clubhouse is experiencing a growth spurt. On the Colorado Shootings and Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness Menninger News 8/15/2012 9:41:30 PM Menninger Board Director Wins Philanthropy Award Menninger News 8/13/2012 3:26:15 PM 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. Time Magazine's Battleland Blog Publishes Post by Research Director Menninger News 8/7/2012 8:55:47 PM Fox Morning Show Features Clinic in Hour Special Menninger News 8/3/2012 7:03:43 PM 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. Can the Civil War Help Solve the Riddle of Military Suicides? Menninger News 7/26/2012 8:55:12 PM Clinic Announces Winners of 2012 Pillar Awards Menninger News 7/18/2012 11:40:51 PM Winners of the 2012 Pillar Awards, The Menninger Clinic's highest honor for faculty and staff, were announced. Menninger Rises to No. 4 in U.S. News & World Report's National Survey of Best Psychiatric Hospitals Menninger News 7/17/2012 1:47:09 PM 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. Houston Business Journal Features Professionals in Crisis Program Director in Story on Jobs, Happiness Menninger News 7/16/2012 7:51:10 PM Is the Internet Making My Child Crazy? Menninger News 7/13/2012 7:47:02 PM On Junior Seau, Toughness and an Anti-stigma Hero You Might Have Missed Menninger News 7/10/2012 2:41:37 PM Treating Sleep Problems Helps Relieve Symptoms of Mental Illness Menninger News 7/6/2012 9:48:39 PM 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. Starbucks, hope and empathy: Can a venti Pike mend a broken heart? Menninger News 6/29/2012 8:19:16 PM Balancing Objectivity and Subjectivity in Psychiatric Diagnosis Menninger News 6/22/2012 9:26:50 PM Recovering Alcoholics Inspire Professionals in Crisis Program Peers Menninger News 6/20/2012 9:54:45 PM 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. Can't AND Won't: Part 2 of a Blogger's Examination of a Quandary Facing the Mental Health Profession Menninger News 6/15/2012 10:52:47 PM Can't or Won't? A Blogger Examines a Quandary Facing the Mental Health Profession Menninger News 6/8/2012 9:31:23 PM New Group Brings Suicide Out of the Shadows for Professionals in Crisis Patients Menninger News 6/6/2012 10:03:22 PM A new suicide resiliency psychoeducational group gives patients in Menninger’s Professionals in Crisis (PIC) program an outlet for their suicidal thoughts and feelings. Calling in Depressed: A Look at the Limitations of Mental Illness in the Workplace Menninger News 6/1/2012 5:15:00 PM Register Now for Third Annual Patient Alumni Weekend Menninger News 6/1/2012 3:56:02 PM All former patients of The Menninger Clinic are invited to attend the free, June 8-10 Patient Alumni Weekend in Houston. Why Wounded Healers are Important Leaders in the Fight Against Stigma Menninger News 5/25/2012 10:40:48 PM Annual Luncheon Raises More Than $380,000 for The Menninger Clinic Menninger News 5/18/2012 10:11:56 PM 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. Mental Health Awareness Month Inspires Blogger Menninger News 5/17/2012 9:19:48 PM The Menninger Clinic family of staff and patients recently experienced one of life's stressful events: moving. Trauma specialist to give lecture on mentalizing God Menninger News 5/16/2012 8:07:38 PM 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. Blog Post Addresses NFL and Player Suicides Menninger News 5/9/2012 9:02:57 PM Blogger Michael Ulanday addresses the need to prevent player suicides in the NFL and other professional sports. Registration Opens for Third Annual Patient Alumni Weekend Menninger News 5/2/2012 6:30:00 PM All former patients of The Menninger Clinic are invited to attend the third annual Patient Alumni Weekend June 8-10 in Houston. Dr. John Oldham to Preside Over APA Annual Meeting Menninger News 4/25/2012 6:14:54 PM 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. Houston Becomes Epicenter for Mental Health Research and Treatment with The Menninger Clinic’s Relocation Menninger News 4/12/2012 12:00:00 AM Patrick Kennedy acknowledges The Menninger Clinic as a pioneer in mental health research. Seats remain for April 12 national symposium Menninger News 4/6/2012 9:40:43 PM 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. Community invited to new campus events Menninger News 4/2/2012 12:00:00 AM Gulf Coast-area residents are invited to tour the new Menninger Clinic hospital on April 12. Menninger ranked among best Houston-area hospitals by U.S. News & World Report Menninger News 3/29/2012 12:00:00 AM 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. Assessment service offers insight when crisis strikes Menninger News 3/27/2012 12:00:00 AM 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. Journal publishes results of pilot study on suicide intervention Menninger News 3/19/2012 12:00:00 AM 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. Bipolar disorder 101: Current treatment recommendations Menninger News 3/13/2012 12:00:00 AM Early treatment intervention, including mood stabilizing medication and therapy, is critical for people with bipolar disorder. Don't be fooled by drugs in disguise Menninger News 2/22/2012 12:00:00 AM 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. Clinician offers job search tips for people with mental illness Menninger News 2/16/2012 12:00:00 AM 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. Tips for incorporating positive psychology in clinical practice Menninger News 2/1/2012 12:00:00 AM The practice of positive psychology belongs in clinical practice, and not just to enhance feeling better, but to inspire patients to do better. Assessment service offers insight when crisis strikes Menninger News 1/16/2012 12:00:00 AM 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. Luncheon to honor young leaders in mental health Menninger News 1/3/2012 12:00:00 AM Inspiring young leaders in the mental health field will be recognized May 17, 2012 at The Menninger Clinic's annual community awareness luncheon. Data show suicide rates decline during the holidays, although misperception lingers Menninger News 12/20/2011 12:00:00 AM It's a common misconception that more people die by suicide during the holiday season than any other time of the year. Shop for holiday gifts at and support research Menninger News 12/12/2011 12:00:00 AM Need a gift for a colleague, a friend, a family member or even yourself? Then take advantage of the great deals and prices on when you shop through the e-store on The Clinic's blog, Gathering Place helps adults with mental illness live independently Menninger News 12/5/2011 12:00:00 AM Any adult in Houston living with a mental illness may benefit from being a member of The Gathering Place. Self-harm may signal need for mental health treatment Menninger News 11/22/2011 12:00:00 AM While one in every 12 teenagers purposely cuts, burns, poisons or hurts themselves in other ways, they typically end the practice by age 30. Money, sex & power pose challenge to treatment Menninger News 11/7/2011 12:00:00 AM How patients relate to money, sex and power can hinder the treatment process for mental illness or help reveal important insights. U.S.News’ Best Hospitals issue ranks Clinic No. 5 in psychiatry Menninger News 7/20/2011 12:00:00 AM 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. Menninger Clinic News