If you have a loved one who is experiencing mental distress—and they have a gun—there are ways you can help protect them from harming themselves or others, according to experts.
New research from Harvard Chan School and UC San Francisco shows that the life expectancy of American women is now 5.8 years longer than that of American men—a trend researchers say is driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and…
Engaging with pro-gun communities to promote the safe storage of guns may be key to decreasing rates of suicide, according to experts from Harvard Chan School.
Launched in 2021, CAUSALab brings together 14 epidemiology faculty members across multiple universities to collaborate on applying causal inference methods to compare the effectiveness and safety of health and policy interventions in a broad range of areas.
Exposure to videos and photos on social media platforms can contribute to body dissatisfaction and eating disorders among teen and adolescent girls, and can lead to serious mental health issues, including suicidal behavior, according to experts.
Since federal policy was changed in 2019 to allow funding for gun violence research, multiple databases have been established to track violent deaths across the U.S. The data provide key information for successfully implementing a public health approach…
During a June 22 panel discussion at Harvard Chan School, experts discussed the broad impacts of bans on gender-affirming care and shared approaches to fighting them.
No single strategy is likely to significantly reduce gun deaths in the U.S.—but lots of strategies working together could help, according to Harvard Chan School’s David Hemenway.
A new paper lays out an action plan for reducing the growing mortality rates among people with mental illness and mental distress.
Researchers at Harvard Chan School have received a five-year, $5 million grant to support research on firearm injuries and deaths.