Morgan Suhre at luncheon

Medical school community displays creativity in 2024 Scope

SIU School of Medicine unveiled the 2024 edition of SCOPE at an awards reception April 12. The student-produced literary magazine contains short stories, poems and artwork from learners, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the school.
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Mental health first aid training

Empowering individuals to be a part of the solution Recently the Behavioral Health Workforce Center (BHWC) began offering Mental Health First Aid training to employees as part of its mission to bring
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Plant one seed

5 questions with agricultural mental health specialist and podcaster Adrienne DeSutter Adrienne DeSutter is a farm wife and mother on her husband's fourth-generation farm in western Illinois. She
People with Alzheimer's or dementia enjoy art class

Brushing away isolation

Loneliness, isolation are worsening mental health in seniors Creating community and providing education can help deliver the solution. For more than a decade, Karen Lee has fostered connections
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New emphasis on student and resident mental health and wellness

No one ever said medical school was easy. The prevalence of mental health struggles in medical school is well-known, and studies show that medical students experience disproportionately higher rates
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A day in the life of an SIU Medicine resident physician

Life as a resident physician is not for the faint of heart. They must balance patient care, ongoing medical education and training requirements. Resident well-being is part of an ongoing national
Dr. Kari Wolf

Turning ripples into waves

Dr. Kari Wolf oversees state’s new behavioral health training center Kari Wolf, MD , has never been afraid of making waves. The chair of SIU Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry was born in Evanston
Dr. Kari Wolf & Gov. JB Pritzker

Growing Illinois’ behavioral health workforce

SIU leads efforts to cultivate connections, nurture opportunities for behavioral health access In 2017, Dr. Kari Wolf launched her campaign to begin growing Illinois’ behavioral health workforce. She
Dr. Kevin Simon

Simon leads efforts for better behavioral health in Boston

SIU School of Medicine alumnus Dr. Kevin Simon (’15) was named Boston's first chief behavioral health officer in June 2022. Mayor Michelle Wu appointed Simon to the newly created post and tasked him with developing and implementing a comprehensive behavioral health agenda for the city's most vulnerable.