Activism and Community Service: Residents Interests

Psychiatry Residents are vital members of the local community and frequently participate in varied service ventures. Check out the examples on this page.


Moral Mondays in Raleigh, NC - Duke Psychiatrists joined medical doctors from across North Carolina at the Capitol building to demonstrate in support of health care issues. These demonstrations, known as "Moral Mondays", supported the cause of increased mental health care availability and funding in North Carolina. Moral Mondays demonstrations also underscored needs in public education, underserved minority groups, and they raised awareness on a host of other issues.

Here's a Raleigh newspaper story about the events:


More pictures from Moral Mondays and other events are here on our Photos page. 

Threshold - a Durham not-for-profit agency that serves adults with severe mental illness. Pictured below at left, the staff of Threshold. Pictured below at right, Duke Psychiatry resident Betsy Johnson prepares to walk the Great Human Race with Threshold members. Photos courtesy of Threshold.

Betsy Johnson, at left in second row wearing a pink jacket, prepares to walk the Great Human Race with Threshold members. Photo courtesy of Threshold.


Links to articles about the work done by Psychiatry resident and winner of the Duke Employee Community Service Award, Betsy Sumner:

 Homeless shelter clinic  - Durham, NC --  (Coming soon, please visit again.)

Documenting Medicine at Duke - Duke University Medical Center and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke are partnering on an effort to use documentary to explore medical issues. Here are recent video works from Duke Psychiatry residents:



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