Rachele Yadon

Meet Our DEI Ambassador

Dr. Rachèle Yadon is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry. After completing a BA in sociology at the University of Florida, she completed her medical degree at Duke University College of Medicine and psychiatry residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is an associate training program director for the adult psychiatry residency program and serves as a diversity, equity, and inclusion ambassador to the College of Medicine.

Within the department, she serves on the Recruitment and Retention, Faculty Development, and New & Early Career Psychiatrists committees. She is passionate about recruiting and supporting a diverse group of residents and faculty and finding ways to enrich the culture of belonging in the department of psychiatry.

We Are Committed To

Serving the diverse Bluegrass region through research, scholarship and providing exceptional mental health care.

Championing equity, diversity, and inclusion through charity, volunteerism and advocacy.

Empowering mental and emotional well-being among our colleagues and in our community.

Promoting a growth mindset.

Holding ourselves and each other accountable.

Advocating a human-centered approach.

Honoring the uniqueness and resilience of each individual while working to create a transformative community that respects, values, and supports all people.

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The Mosaic, Volume 4, Fall 2022

Updates from the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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UK College of Medicine SAFE Pledge

Convey your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion


National Suicide Prevention Hotline - (800)-273-8255
Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for those at risk and their loved ones.

Kentucky 211 - (2-1-1)
Free referral and information helpline that connects people to a wide range of health and human services, 24/7. 

National LGBT Hotline - (888) 843-4564
Provides free peer support, listening, affirmation and referrals to all ages in the LGBTQIA+ community Monday through Friday from 4pm to midnight and Saturday from noon to 5:00 pm eastern time.   

The Trevor Project - (866) 488-7386
Provides 24/7 free crisis counseling for LGBTQIA+ youth 25 and under. You can also text “Start” to 678-678.

Trans Lifeline - (877) 565-8860
Trans peer support run by and for trans people. Call when you need someone trans to talk to even when you are not in crisis or if you are not sure you are trans. 

SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline - (877) 360-LGBT (5428)
If you are an LGBT elder or care for one, call the free hotline 24/7 for connection, crisis care or support.

BLACKLINE - (1-800-604-5841)
24/7 Text or Call hotline for folxs who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme lens.

Crisis Text Line - 741741
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with crisis counselor.

DEQH - (908) 367-3374
Hotline for South Asian/Desi LGBTQ individuals, family, and friends. 

GLBT National Help Center - (1-888-843-4564)
Hotline with peer-counseling and local resources. 

GLBT National Youth Talk Line - (1-888-246-7743)
Hotline for youth (up to age 25) with peer-counseling and local resources.

Maternal Mental Health Hotline - 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746)
The hotline can be accessed by phone or text in English or Spanish. TTY Users can use a preferred relay service or dial 711 and then 1-833-943-5746.