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Month: November 2023

Psychiatry Department honors faculty and staff members who served in the Armed Forces

On Veterans Day and throughout the year, the Department of Psychiatry is proud to highlight many current and former U.S. military members making a difference at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine. Maggie Milner, BSN, MSW, Department of Psychiatry Clinic Manager, said working with several veterans in the clinic is an honor and privilege. “The discipline, strong […]

Nov 8, 2023

Panel discussion follows showing of ‘Attention Must Be Paid: Women Lost in the Opioid Crisis’

Several members of the Department of Psychiatry participated in a panel discussion on the documentary, “Attention Must Be Paid: Women Lost in the Opioid Crisis.” The film by Emmy-award winning producer Debra Gonsher Vinik, PhD, was played on Oct. 23 at the Dundee Theater in Omaha. The film is a call-to-action plea for more women-specific […]

Nov 8, 2023

SPOTLIGHT: Brandi Hensley, PA-C

Physicians Assistant Brandi grew up in Central City, Nebraska, as the oldest of six children. She said she was always the “caretaker” of the family. Brandi graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in psychology and attended UNMC, where she earned a master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies. […]

Nov 8, 2023

Wellness Committee welcomes co-chairs

The Department of Psychiatry Wellness Committee continues to sponsor events to relieve stress and reduce burnout for department employees through promoting healthy living, fostering fellowship, and engaging in community volunteer efforts. In the past 12 months, the committee has helped organize night hikes, lunchtime yoga, teams for fundraisers, improv classes, writing workshops, and many other […]

Nov 8, 2023

PES celebrates three years

The Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) unit continues to grow as it celebrates its third anniversary. In October 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PES received its first guest seeking emergent mental health care. Since then, more than 5,600 visits have occurred, allowing individuals to receive psychiatric care in a unique space designed to meet the […]

Nov 8, 2023