Providing Psychiatric Resources For Long Island
Covid-19 – Perspective from a Doctor-as-Patient
GLIPS President, Dr. Scott Krakower, was diagnosed with Covid-19 in April.
We thank Dr. Krakower for his willingness to share his experience with all of us. We wish him a full and speedy recovery.
A MESSAGE FROM GREATER LONG ISLAND PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY PRESIDENT, SCOTT KRAKOWER, DO
We are deeply saddened by the recent tragic events involving systemic racism and police brutality. The death of George Floyd, an unarmed black security guard in police custody, has subsequently triggered protests and riots across the country. Many of these protests have been peaceful and signify a need for immediate change. Other protests have unfortunately resulted in looting, destruction, and injuries to law enforcement officers and protesters themselves. This comes at a time when our country has already been battling with substantial economic and health stressors in the pandemic, further increasing fear and resentment in the public. These events have affected the mental health of the public, especially among younger viewers who were exposed to these traumatic racial incidents. The Greater Long Island Psychiatric Society strongly opposes any form of racism and longstanding racial inequalities and supports all measures needed to prevent this from recurring.
In the words of Nelson Mandela: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
About Greater Long Island Psychiatric Society
Greater Long Island Psychiatric Society (GLIPS) is the Long Island District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association. We are a group of over 500 Medical Doctors specializing in Psychiatry who are working together to provide mental health resources for Nassau and Suffolk Counties in New York. GLIPS is dedicated to helping patients receive the best mental health care. Towards that end, you can find information on how to find a doctor as well as read in-depth articles on a variety of topics.
For our Member Physicians, this website is a resource to help us work as an organization to organize meetings, distribute newsletters and communicate with each other better.
Advocate for Mental Health
Contacting your elected representatives will allow them to hear what is important to our members and our patients. Click the button below to see contact information for several elected representatives of Nassau and Suffolk Counties.