Drs. Patrice Nicholas and Suellen Breakey offer an overview of how extreme heat and weather, poor air quality, hurricanes, flooding, rising sea levels, and post-disaster health challenges affect our mental health.
Department of Psychiatry News
Olivia Okereke, MD, MS, inaugural director of the newly established Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry’s Center for Racial Equity and Justice, is leading anti-racism efforts in the department, the psychiatry field, psychiatric research and more. We recently caught up with her to learn more about her work.
MGH Youth Programs team partnered with Mass General doctors to provide a safe space for students to talk about mental health issues and effective coping strategies.
What a Troubling rise in Gun Ownership and Depression Rates Means for the Risks of Gun-Related Suicide
While most of the conversations on gun safety come down to the harm that guns can do to other people, the evidence shows that guns are just as deadly—if not more deadly—to gun owners themselves.
Discrimination Took A Toll on the Mental Health of Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups During the COVID-19 Pandemic
People who reported experiencing discrimination more than once a week early in the pandemic had seventeen-fold increased odds of moderate to severe depressive symptoms and ten-fold increased odds of suicidal ideation.
The brain of a woman with a family history of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease who lived dementia-free into her 70s is providing researchers with important information about the pathobiology of Alzheimer’s dementia and possible ways to prevent or treat it.
Carl Marci, MD, psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, has spent much of his career studying the neurobiology of empathy and how people connect with objects on a deep, emotional level. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then did his psychiatry training in the combined Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital program.
Your child may benefit from additional mental health evaluation and treatment. Learn about different mental health resources in your community. If you have questions about your child’s mental health or mental health resources, please ask the care team.
Blum Center Program: MGfC Parenting Series – Understanding Video Games – Tips to Promote Safe Video Game and Digital Media Use Habits
Video games and digital media have become one of the most favorite play activities for our children. Atilla Ceranoglu, MD, shares tips on how to help your child build good digital media habits while playing their favorite video games, social media outlets, or the internet.
Personalized maps created through artificial intelligence may guide individuals to improved well-being
Researchers have used artificial intelligence to explore psychological well-being and to provide guidance to help people improve their long-term life satisfaction.