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Treating Mental Illness as a Society

May 10, 2019

When it comes to treating mental illness, people have many options, including medication and talk therapy. Unfortunately, though, due to the stigmatization of mental illness, many individuals do not seek out treatment. Discover what it would take to address mental illness not just on an individual level, but on a societal one. […]

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Mental Illness and Crime: Causation or Correlation?

May 10, 2019

When homicides make the news, particularly if it is a mass shooting, typically the public’s first reaction is that the culprit must be mentally ill. The media is largely to blame for this, as headlines commonly equate criminality with mental illness. But when it comes to mental illness and crime, can we always be so sure that the illness is the culprit? […]

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From “Macbeth” to “The Shining”: Perceptions of Mental Illness

May 10, 2019

For better or for worse, our perceptions of mental illness are largely informed by the media, particularly film and literature. Discover how depictions of mental illness in “Macbeth,” as well as contemporary movies, shed light upon and shape our understanding of various mental illnesses. […]

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The Opioid Epidemic: America’s Deadly Addiction

February 9, 2018

Drug overdose is the single most common cause of death for people under 50 years old in the US. Now, due to a recent opioid epidemic, the numbers have rocketed up averaging 175 deaths per day. Watch this free lecture to hear the causes of this new epidemic and what can be done to soften the devistating effects. […]

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The Science of Addiction: Why Are Opioids So Addictive?

January 22, 2018

The opioid crisis is very real, and very deadly. And if we want to stop it, or at least reduce the damage, we need to understand how these drugs work at a biological and neural level. What Are Opioids? How do they produce the effects that they produce? Why are they so addictive? And is there anything we can do to counteract their effects? […]

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How to Reduce Anxious Thoughts: Stop Thinking Ahead

December 1, 2017

We are forever toppling forward. We are thinking about the future, the future, the future—looking forward to pleasure and dreading pain. An Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance shows us how to think in the now and help reduce anxious thoughts. […]

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