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Tag Archives: mental health

Celebrity Suicides Bring Issue of Mental Health to the Forefront

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Kate Spade. Anthony Bourdain. These celebrities seemed to have it all – fame, wealth and a lifestyle glamorized in pop culture. Unfortunately, not everything is at it seems – which makes their apparent suicides even more shocking. Suicide rates in the United…


May is Mental Health Month – Good Mental Health Starts Early

GUEST EDITORIAL / OP-ED How appropriate that May is Mental Health Month.  We call the first of the month “May Day,” which also happens to be the international distress call. The origin of “mayday” as a call for help is French: m’aidez (which is Anglicized as “mayday”) means “help me”…


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Affects Many in Communities Across the Nation

OCD Awareness Week (October 13-19, 2014)   FORT LAUDERDALE/ DAVIE, FL. – John is your next door neighbor. Every day, John experiences frightening intrusive thoughts of losing control and violently stabbing himself with knives. He does not want to hurt himself, and desperately tries to banish these thoughts from his…


NSU Home to Mental Health Expert Available for Media Working Stories on Recent DNA Study of Schizophrenia

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – A recently released study shows that scientists, after analyzing the DNA of approximately 150,000 people, can pinpoint the genetic roots of schizophrenia. This is a debilitating disease that causes people to have difficulty separating reality from fantasy. If you are looking for an expert to…


Preventing School Shootings: Mental Health Treatment Needed at School

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, FL – “If we do not make changes, then our past will determine our future and we will continue to have school shootings.” This statement was a part of my first testimony before Congress in March 1999 shortly before the massacre at Columbine High School. My testimony focused…


Guest Editorial on School Shootings by Scott Poland, Ed. D., Featured in Florida Newspapers

Scott Poland, Ed.D., is a professor at NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies and is the co-director of NSU’s suicide and violence prevention office. He is a nationally recognized expert on school crisis, youth violence, suicide intervention, self-injury, school safety, threat assessment, parenting and the delivery of psychological services in schools. Poland…


CPS Faculty Presents at Louisiana School Climate Institute

Center for Psychological Studies Professor Scott Poland, E.d. D., provided one of the keynote addresses and presented at several sessions during the Second Annual Louisiana School Climate Institute in Shreveport, Louisiana. Poland’s keynote address during the three day conference focused on the importance of mental health services in schools. His…


CPS Faculty Member Named Beck Institute Scholar

Jedidiah Siev, Ph.D., an assistant professor at NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies and director of NSU’s OCD and Related Disorders Clinic, has been named as a Beck Institute Scholar by Aaron T. Beck, M.D., and Judith Beck, Ph.D. Each year, a select group of individuals are personally invited to be Beck Institute…


CPS Professor Provides Training to Mental Health Professionals in Northwestern Spain

Center for Psychological Studies (CPS) Professor Steve Gold, Ph.D., presented a two-day workshop at the Universidad de Salamanca, on understanding and treating dissociation. The workshop, facilitated by CPS Fulbright Scholar Veronica Francia Juanes Vaquero and hosted by Professor José Navarro Gongora of the  Universidad de Salamanca, was very well received by attendees from throughout Europe…


NSU and Embraer Aircraft Join Forces to Improve Human Factors in Aviation

NSU-Embraer Aircraft MOA  Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and Fort Lauderdale-based Embraer Aircraft Holdings have partnered to strengthen the relationship between the manufacturer and academia, in their efforts to improve human factors research in aviation. Through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed earlier this year, the partnership will include a series…


President Hanbury Pens Sun Sentinel Opinion Piece on ‘Needs of Returning Veterans’

The following opinion editorial appeared in the Tuesday, April 9 edition of the Sun Sentinel’s editorial section.   George Hanbury: Needs of returning veterans a big priority at Nova By George Hanbury Unemployment, homelessness, and mental health issues face many of our returning veterans because of their sacrifices and service….


SHSS Faculty and Student Present at the Haitian Mental Health Network Conference in Massachusetts

Anne Rambo, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) and Fanya Jabouin-Monnay, a master’s graduate and doctoral student in DFT’s Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT) program gave a presentation at the Haitian Mental Health (HMH)…


Local Judge to Address Alternative Sentencing for ‘Offenders With Mental Illness’ at Law Center, Oct. 20

Miami-Dade County Judge Steve Leifman is scheduled to speak on Thursday, October 20, at 6:00 p.m. at the Shepard Broad Law Center faculty lounge. His presentation will be titled “Alternative Sentencing Initiatives for Offenders With Mental Illness.” Judge Steven Leifman is at the forefront of a movement to reduce the…


NSU Unveils New 75,000 square-foot Student Educational Center in Palm Beach Gardens


U.N. Rep. to Join NSU ‘Symposium on Water: A Human Right’

The Shepard Broad Law Center invites you to attend A Symposium on Water: A Human Right on Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2011. The symposium will cover why safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a human right essential to the full enjoyment of life and all…


U.N. Rep. to Join NSU ‘Symposium on Water: A Human Right,’ Sept. 16 & 17

The Shepard Broad Law Center invites you to attend A Symposium on Water: A Human Right on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17. The symposium will cover why safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a human right essential to the full enjoyment of life and all other…


NSU Boomers & Beyond 2011

The 6th annual Boomers & Beyond 2010 health and wellness expo will be held on Apr. 3 between 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at NSU’s Health Professions Division. This year’s theme is “A Healthier YOU starts today!” This free event is for those ages 40 and over. NSU will offer…


Free Health Screenings at Nova Southeastern University for Baby Boomers and Seniors

South Florida baby boomers and the elderly will have access to free health screenings at a Nova Southeastern University health fair on Sunday, April 3.


Interactive Events Give You Something to Think About: Brain Awareness Week Continues Mar. 23

In celebration of national Brain Awareness Week, the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences will host a variety of events and interactive expos at NSU. These events are free and open to the NSU community.  The following themed days will include demonstrations outside of…


Issues in Autism Conference Addresses Difficult Behaviors

The UM-NSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) based at NSU’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services recently hosted its 11th Annual Issues in Autism Conference.