Tag Archives: Mental Health

Dr. Victor Schwartz

Tragedy in Tucson

Yeshiva University Faculty Share Their Perspectives on The Arizona Shooting Jonathan Fast, associate professor at Wurzweiler School of Social Work and author of the book, Ceremonial Violence, discusses how the relationship between Jared Lee Loughner and his parents may have played a role in his actions. See article in The Daily Beast… Victor Schwartz, university dean

Disaster 101: Guns on College Campuses

The Huffington Post Features an Op-Ed by Dean Victor Schwartz and Drs. Jerald Kay and Paul Appelbaum on the Dangers of Firearms on Campus (The Huffington Post) Several states are currently dealing with well-organized efforts to loosen regulations prohibiting or limiting the ability to carry firearms on college campuses. The University of Colorado is now

Student Medical Ethics Conference to Explore Jewish Approaches to Mental Health on Oct. 31

Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society (MES) will be hosting its fifth annual conference, entitled A Beautiful Mind: Jewish Approaches to Mental Health on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at YU’s Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, New York, NY. The conference is sponsored through the generous support of Rabbi Dovid and Mrs. Anita Fuld.

The Huffington Post Features an Op-Ed by Dean Victor Schwartz and Dr. Jerald Kay on Mental Health Challenges Facing Servicemen and Women Returning Home

The data released recently by the US government regarding the alarming rate of suicide among active members of our armed forces is cause for serious concern. For the past two years, the rate was nearly double that of age matched civilians and, in 2009, more soldiers died as result of suicide and related high risk behaviors

A Long Way From Home, Ferkauf Graduate Attends to Mental Health Needs of Fellow Korean Immigrants

The usual academic demands of graduate study were compounded for Younghee “Frida” Seo, a South Korean native who recently graduated with a master’s degree from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology’s Mental Health Counseling Program. She struggled with her English and with adjusting to a different culture; she was homesick for South Korea.

Dr. Victor Schwartz Appears on National Radio Show Highlighting Mental Health Issues on College Campuses

Dr. Victor Schwartz, Yeshiva University Dean of Students and a national authority on mental health, depression, and suicide prevention on college campuses, shared his expertise on the syndicated Radio Health Journal program Screening College Students for Mental Health Red Flags, which was broadcast May 25 to more than 400 stations across the country.