Borderline Personality Disorder: Resources, Treatments and Support for Patients and Families


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has instituted a Borderline Personality Resource Center, which provides assistance to patients and their families all over the country. The Resource Center was created in the memory of Pamela Tusiani, a young woman who lived with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The Center’s mission is to educate those affected by the disorder and connect them to treatment and support in their state or locality.

How to Find the Right Mental Health Provider


Finding the right mental healthcare provider can be a time-consuming and confusing process. Here are a few tips to help you find and connect with a clinician who is a good fit.

Determine your goals from mental healthcare.

Are you looking to find a place to talk or vent? Are you hoping to gain insight? Is it important to find somebody who can help you build concrete skills? Are you considering medication?

Suicide Prevention Awareness


Weill Cornell Medicine Psychiatry is participating in an awareness campaign to honor Suicide Prevention Month. To learn more about how to spread awareness or provide support to someone that may be considering suicide, we invite you to explore our resources, follow us on social media and attend our suicide prevention month events.

Back to School Guides for All Ages

kids back to school

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists at Weill Cornell Medicine have collaborated to create a back-to-school guide for parents and students of all ages. Our physicians believe parents can set their families up for success by encouraging their children to overcome obstacles and finding new ways to support each other. Click the links below to view the back-to-school guides by grade.

Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Elementary Students

John F. Clarkin, Ph.D., Appointed Director of the Personality Disorders Institute (PDI)

John F Clarkin PhD

John F. Clarkin, Ph.D., has been appointed Director of the Personality Disorders Institute (PDI). This appointment has been occasioned by the transition of Dr. Otto Kernberg, founding Director of the PDI to emeritus professor. The appointment of Dr. Clarkin, a national leader in the phenomenology and treatment of personality disorders, as the Director will ensure continuity in the mission and productivity of the PDI.

Jonathan Avery, M.D. Appointed Stephen P. Tobin and Dr. Arnold M. Cooper Associate Professor in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and Vice Chair for Addiction Psychiatry


Jonathan Avery, M.D. has been appointed the Stephen P. Tobin and Dr. Arnold M. Cooper Associate Professor in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and Vice Chair for Addiction Psychiatry. As Vice Chair, Dr. Avery joins the department’s Steering Committee and continues his important work to advance treatment, educate and train clinicians across disciplines, and engage in innovative research. 

Dr. Susan Vaughan appointed as Aaron Stern, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychodynamic Psychiatry

Susan C. Vaughan, M.D.

We are delighted to announce that Susan C. Vaughan, M.D., will be joining the full-time faculty of Weill Cornell Medicine as the next Aaron Stern, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and the Director of the Aaron Stern, M.D., Ph.D., Program in Psychodynamic Psychiatry.  Dr. Vaughan is distinguished psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, educator, and scholar.