Wafaie Fawzi, Vikram Patel, John Quackenbush elected to National Academy of Medicine
Harvard Chan School faculty members Wafaie Fawzi, Vikram Patel, and John Quackenbush were elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Cash, basic treatment can improve mental health of people in poverty
Poverty and mental illness can go hand in hand, with financial troubles leading to depression and anxiety, which in turn can make it difficult for people to succeed financially.
Charting a path to universal health care in India
A new commission jointly organized by The Lancet medical journal and Harvard’s Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute is studying how to bring universal health care to India within a decade.
Colleges can help address students’ ‘sense of hopelessness’
The current social and political climate can give college students a sense of hopelessness.
Why ‘deaths of despair’ are rising in the U.S.
November 26, 2019 – Since 2005, many leading causes of death, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, and lung disease, have been decreasing. But deaths from drugs, alcohol, and suicide—what some call “deaths of despair”—have been on the rise.…
Vikram Patel receives award for mental health research
Vikram Patel, professor in the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Pershing Square Professor of Global Health in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School (HMS), has received the…
Tackling perinatal depression with the help of peers
Two new research studies from India and Pakistan suggest that women without formal health training can help other women suffering from perinatal depression. Perinatal depression—depression that occurs during pregnancy or within the first year after a woman has…
Off the Cuff: How Mental Health Care Suffers in the Public Health Agenda
Psychiatrist Vikram Patel, professor in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, reflects on how care for mental health disorders could be improved.
Indian women a third of world’s female suicides
Women in India accounted for 36% of global female suicide deaths in 2016, despite making up less than 18% of the world’s female population.