Mental Gymnastics

I frequently get recommendations for Five on Friday topics from readers, friends, family, and colleagues. So I wasn’t surprised to hear from my brother when Simone Biles, “the greatest gymnast of all time,” withdrew from the individual all-around competition at the Olympics last week “to take care of her mental

Masks and the COVID-19 Pandemic

In a recent article on ever-evolving policies on wearing masks, Kathy’s Five on Friday was referenced and quoted, as wearing a mask can be “like talking on your phone in a zone with weak cell service.” Read the article in The New York Times here, and Kathy’s original Five on

A Global View of Eating Disorders

Presenting for the NYU School of Global Public Health’s Global Mental Health and Stigma Program, Dr. Pike recently highlighted the current scientific knowledge base regarding what puts individuals at risk, trends in the rate of eating disorders around the globe, and treatment outcome in terms of recovery and relapse prevention.

ELLE Magazine Interview: Your Brain On… Reality

Serving as Scientific Advisor to Maybelline’s Brave Together Campaign, Kathy was interviewed by ELLE Magazine regarding the mental health implications of COVID-19. Kathy highlighted the stress and mental health risks associated with the pandemic and also spoke about post-traumatic growth and opportunities for strengthening one’s mental health and personal renewal that

Power of Art and Mental Health

Celebrating the power of the arts to increase mental health awareness, Kathy is pictured here with Janet Montag, Chair, and artists from Love is EleMental on February 24, 2020. The recording of Love is EleMental can be viewed here.

Committed to Advancing Global Mental Health

The Columbia-WHO Center for Global Mental Health manages numerous advocacy, research, and training initiatives in global mental health. As Director of the Center, Dr. Pike works closely with the World Health Organization. Pictured here with Dr. Shekhar Saxena, then-Director of WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Use, Dr. Geoffrey

Award-winning Documentary by Columbia GMHP’s Artist in Residence

The Columbia Global Mental Health Programs is proud to have hosted filmmaker Sandra Luckow as Artist in Residence. Dr. Pike served as Scientific Advisor for her film, That Way Madness Lies, which tells the story of her brother Duanne’s life with serious mental illness. Told in part through video recordings

Five Boro Bike Tour of New York City

The connection between exercise and mental health is well documented. For years, Dr. Pike has captained the Columbia-WHO Center for Global Mental Health cycling team with participants from the Young Professionals Board. The annual, 40-mile Five Boro Bike Tour takes riders through the streets of Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten

Panel Discussion on Workplace Mental Health

As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, Dr. Pike became a leader in addressing its impact on mental health in the workplace. Here, she discusses the topic with The National Institute for Health Care Management. Dr. Pike shares some common COVID-19 stressors, discusses the need for leaders to play a key role

Article Co-authored by Dr. Pike and Patrick J. Kennedy

Dr. Pike has teamed often with Patrick J. Kennedy to elevate the issue of mental health. Here, in The Guardian, they write persuasively about the urgent need for action by the United Nations. They make the point that more than 450 million people around the world are struggling with mental

On the Tenth Anniversary of Mental Health Parity

On October 3, 2018 members from The Columbia-WHO Center for Global Mental Health participated in the gathering at the U.S. Capitol to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). The legislation requires insurers to cover illnesses of the brain, such as depression or addiction,