Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, MD

Welcome to Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Our mission is to help young minds grow and thrive. We support the healthy emotional and social development of children of all ages with outstanding patient care, research, education, and training. Our partners include you: parents and guardians, pediatricians and primary care doctors, the philanthropists and institutions that support our work, and—most importantly—children, teens, and young adults.

—Dr. Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, 
Director of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University,
 and Dr. Laura Mufson, 
Associate Director of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University

Laura Mufson, PhD


Madelyn Gould, PhD, MPH; Pablo Goldberg, MD; Mirjana Domakonda, MD

Teen suicide has been in the spotlight since the release of Netflix's controversial new show 13 Reasons Why, based on Jay Asher's popular book of the same name. Although the show's producers aimed to raise awareness about suicide, mental health professionals, parents, and school officials have argued that the show glamorizes suicide and does little to guide teens who are struggling with suicidal thoughts.

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Need help immediately? Call 911 or go to the emergency room.

Need contact info? Call 212-305-6001 or see our list of locations

Are you in crisis or is someone you know having thoughts of suicide? Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), click to chat, or text "HOME" to 741741.

In an abusive relationship? Call 1-866-331-9474 or text "loveis" to 22522.