Dorian A. Lamis, PhD, ABPP

Dorian A. Lamis, PhD, ABPP, is a board certified licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Lamis routinely works clinically with patients with serious mental illnesses (SMI) and are at-risk for suicide and/or other self-harm behaviors. In addition to clinical work, Dr. Lamis’ research focuses on mood disorders, substance abuse, and suicidal behaviors in a variety of populations including adolescents, college students, and patients with SMI. Dr. Lamis has published over 150 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and serves on 3 editorial boards. He has also been the recipient of major awards, including awards from the American Association of Suicidology and American Psychological Association. Dr. Lamis resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife and two children.

Given that our mental health is related to every other component of our health, including our emotional, relational, physical, and spiritual health, it is critical for everyone to make mental health a priority in their lives. Having children of my own, I know how important it is for them to focus on their mental and emotional health and well-being. I want to provide practical tools, which are rooted in research, to help both children and adults build a foundation of strength and resilience to address mental health needs and live more meaningful lives.