The Trauma of Separation

Warfare. Famine. Poverty. Mass migration. Genocide. These are all grim circumstances that researchers and psychologists look upon as important learning moments. Such events tell us a great deal about the impacts of adversity on mental health. Although valuable wake-up calls, they are dreadful nonetheless. They’ve gathered stories of orphans warehoused by labor facilities in Russia, … read more

Who Gets Depressed?

You have a 20% chance of experiencing depression over the course of your life, according to large-scale studies in the U.S., and at any given time some 7% of the population is living with diagnosed depression. A recent study found that more than 28% of medical residents reported feeling depressed — and up to 43% … read more