Kathleen M. Pike, PhD

Year: 2018

Healthy NY Summit and Awards 2018

What: Healthy NY Summit and Awards 2018 When: Yesterday, April 18th Where: National Geographic Encounter in Times Square Who: New York City and State Health care researchers, policymakers and providers Why: New York City and State are

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Crossing the Channel

Last week I wrote about our Global Mental Health delegation meetings in Scotland. As our mission continued across the English Channel to Berlin and Geneva, we had much to learn and share about mental health, which culminated

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Edinburgh in April

I had never been to Scotland until this week. So, it was especially a privilege to visit Edinburgh with professional colleagues and members of our Global Mental Health Program (GMHP) International Advisory Board Members to

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Two Years of Five on Friday!

This Friday marks two years of Five on Friday!  Some weeks the post comes easily. Some weeks I am scratching my head for inspiration. Every week, I am challenged and gratified by the opportunity share

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Is Mom Depressed?

We know some women are at increased risk for depression during and following pregnancy. We also know that when moms are depressed, kids pay a price. So maternal mental health screening is a no brainer,

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What’s the Matter with Kids Today?

“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.” So said Socrates more than 2000 years ago about the youth

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An Award of Our Own

Last week, I wrote about the Academy Awards and the ways in which mental health themes were addressed in certain movies nominated for Best Picture. This week, we had the privilege of presenting an award

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And the winner is…

Oscars will be distributed with much fanfare this Sunday evening. Extraordinary stories, scores and scenery. Each year, I look forward to watching the Academy Awards with my son, Ben, who knows far more than I

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#ArmMeWith…

This week, the President of the United States met with survivors of another deadly school shooting, this time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida where 17 people were killed on the 14th of February.

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Putting our Heads Together

The news comes at us rapid fire these days. And this week, I am sure I am not alone in my struggle to make sense of the tragedy of another school shooting, the embattled state

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Love is EleMENTAL

One of the pillars of our Global Mental Health Program is our Arts and Advocacy Program. Through the engagement of the arts, our aim is to improve understanding about mental health and mental illness and

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Touch

Earlier this week, feeling sad and preoccupied by some recent events, I was making my way in a crowd of people to take my turn on an escalator that was inadequate for the demand. My

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