Losing a pet can affect children’s mental health, study finds

Mass. General study finds that the loss of a pet can potentially trigger mental health issues in children.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Sept. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: children mental-health death pets health-medicine mgh grief mass-general-hospital

A closer look at America’s pandemic-fueled anger

The anger you’re seeing in the nation and your neighborhood — call it pandemic rage — is not in your imagination, according to a McLean hospital psychologist, who explains where it comes from and how to fight it.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 14, 2020 ~14 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus pandemic harvard-medical-school health-medicine alvin-powell mclean-hospital david-h-rosmarin anger domestic-violence violence

How to ease loneliness and feel more connected

Harvard experts suggest using creativity and looking out for others as ways to get over our own loneliness as keeping socially distanced grinds on.

Alvin Powell • harvard
May 4, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 harvard-medical-school health-medicine alvin-powell harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health massachusetts-general-hospital social-distancing karestan-koenen jeremy-nobel loneliness robert-waldinger the-harvard-study-of-adult-development

Rising mental health concerns in the coronavirus era

Uncertainty, unemployment, and ill health are combining to feed a rise in concern about America’s mental health as people shelter from the coronavirus and each other, a Harvard Chan School psychiatric epidemiologist said Thursday.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus depression anxiety basic-research health-medicine alvin-powell harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health ptsd karestan-koenen

Harvard Chan School forum offers advice for dealing with stress

Third in series of Chan School forums offers tips for dealing with COVID-19 anxieties.

Clea Simon • harvard
April 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  mental-health  anxiety  health-medicine  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  stress  amantia-ametaj  archana-basu  kristina-korte

Chan School session breaks down ways to ease stress

Chan School online forum aims to teach how to deal with pandemic stress.

Clea Simon • harvard
March 26, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  mental-health  covid-19  coronavirus  health-medicine  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  stress  resilience  christy-denckla  karmel-choi

Chan School hosts online meetings to discuss updates

The Harvard Chan School of Public Health will launch a series of weekly interactive forums to discuss issues and options.

Clea Simon • harvard
March 17, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  children  mental-health  coronavirus  depression  clea-simon  health-medicine  archana-basu  post-traumatic-stress-disorder  isolation  karestan-koenen  therapy

Psychologist explains how to improve the holiday blues

Natalie Dattilo discusses how the holiday season can trigger the blues — and how to help avoid them.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Dec. 16, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  mental-health  basic-research  health-medicine  brigham-and-womens-hospital  holidays  natalie-dattilo

Feeling of alienation could account for higher rates of mental illness among minority students

Experts gathered at the Harvard Chan School said despite progress at making college student bodies more diverse, work still needs to be done to make students of all backgrounds feel welcome, a key step in heading off increased rates of mental illness such students experience on campus.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Sept. 19, 2019 ~9 min

Tags:  mental-health  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  the-forum-at-harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  wellness  college-student  david-rivera  david-williams  john-silvanus-wilson  minority  stephanie-pinder-amaker

Harvard history professor traces the rise of psychiatric drugs

The Gazette spoke with History of Science Professor Anne Harrington about her new book, “Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness,” which traces the treatment of mental disorders from its early years to the Prozac Nation of today.

Jed Gottlieb • harvard
June 17, 2019 ~10 min

Tags:  mental-health  psychiatry  biology  fas  health-medicine  jed-gottlieb  mind-fixers  anne-harrington  history-of-science  mental-illness

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