Our theme for January is Childhood Experiences and Mental Health. To introduce the topic, I decided to write a quick summary of an editorial written by John Read and Richard Bentall in 2012 that gives
As I sat in University Health Services on a Thursday evening, it occurred to me what being a Harvard student does to someone. Don’t get me wrong, I love Harvard and it has truly changed – some may even
At Harvard, the social pressure to meet more people and make more connections is a double-edged sword. On one hand, relationships and ties can be made with peers. On the other, most of these relationships
On Youtube, I’ve pretty much found every kind of video; from cat videos to how-to videos to prank videos, there is a large variety of different topics that can be features in a typical Youtube video.
Eating disorders affect over 30 million people in the United States at some point their lifetime.(1) It also have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, with at least one person dying every
Mental health has been a hot topic in recent news: it started off with the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”, a show that features Hannah, a student who commits suicides and leaves behind a series of
As humans, many of the informed decisions that we make are influenced by the media – from the types of newspapers we choose to read to the coffee shops we choose to frequent. While coffee and newspapers
While popular media in often criticized for furthering the misunderstanding of mental illness, children’s animated entertainment plays an understated yet important role in destigmatizing mental health
Fifty years ago, there weren’t nearly as many homeless mentally ill people on the streets. Many of the same people who are now homeless lived in asylums, long-term inpatient homes for the mentally
Homelessness is a serious problem in the United States – an extensive study by the U.S. Department of Housing and
“I couldn’t finish my laundry because the washing machine was saying things and I was scared.”
I looked up from my computer to find an older woman, perhaps my mother’s age, nervously
Typically, when we discuss the need for reducing stigma around mental health, we focus talk about the public stigma, or the discrimination that people with mental illnesses face from the general population.
Translational or applied research is research done in order to benefit a population outside of the purely academic “ivory tower”. For example, translational research might involve testing a new clinical
It is well known within the medical community that Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurological disorder commonly associated with low levels of dopamine (DA) within the brain. Currently, the most popular
We were sitting on the floor of her tiny dorm room, painting our nails, gossiping about celebrities, and complaining about our classes when she opened up to me. In a casual tone that I only grew to
2017 Speaker Series
Are you interested in learning more about how we can take a more personalized approach to evaluating and treating eating? Come hear Dr. Leonard Rappaport, Dr. Holly Hodges, and others talk about the various factors that shape autism in our 2017 HCMHRG Speaker Series. Click to see dates and more information!