Childhood Experiences and Mental Health

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

Always in a rush

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

I'm Really Busy, But So Is Everyone Else, Right?

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

Persistent Stigma in Eating Disorder: Stats and Facts

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 Illnesses in TV Series: Helpful or Harmful?

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

The Case for Modern "Asylums"

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