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Month: October 2022

Community Service/Wellness Committee helps bring awareness to suicide prevention

During September’s Suicide Prevention Month, the Department of Psychiatry faculty, students, and staff have worked hard to bring awareness to suicide prevention. Ahead of the month, the department’s Community Service/Wellness Committee members requested shoes for a display outside Clarkson Tower. The drive collected 283 pairs of shoes. Each pair represented a Nebraskan who died by […]

Oct 5, 2022

PES celebrates two-year anniversary, and looks ahead at new ways to help community

Two years after its grand opening, the Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) unit continues to provide behavioral health care to those who arrive at the emergency room in a mental health and/or substance use crisis. The PES opened on October 5, 2020, on the ground floor of Clarkson Tower. The entire unit was built, and the […]

Oct 5, 2022

SPOTLIGHT: Coral Clark

Medical Scheduler Before joining the Department of Psychiatry, Coral worked full-time managing a bakery in Omaha. What are your job duties in the Department of Psychiatry and how have they changed over your time at UNMC/Nebraska Medicine?My job duties in the department include but are not limited to scheduling new and return appointments, gender evaluations, […]

Oct 5, 2022

DEI Story of the Month: National Coming Out Day

Did you know that National Coming Out Day was inspired by a single march? On October 11, 1987, 500,000 people marched in Washington, D.C. for Lesbian and Gay Rights. In the months after this historic march, a group of more than 100 LGBTQ+ identifying persons worked together to create a national day to celebrate coming […]

Oct 5, 2022

Employees, friends, partners, and family members enjoy beautiful night at pumpkin patch

The Department of Psychiatry gathered at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch on a beautiful Saturday night. This year, organizers issued more than 300 tickets for the Oct. 1, 2022 fall party. Faculty, students, and staff brought friends, partners, and family members to the night of food and fellowship. “It was an amazing time to celebrate with our […]

Oct 5, 2022