Behavioral Health

Gay men and trauma

At Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health, gay men struggling with trauma and its effects have access to care that is inclusive and accepting of all patients.

From Penn Medicine News

Abandoned house repairs reduced nearby gun violence

Installing working windows and doors, cleaning trash, and weeding at abandoned houses led to safety improvements and should be considered in efforts to create healthy communities, according to researchers from University of Pennsylvania and Columbia.

Kelsey Geesler

In the News

The New York Times

California marks three years since COVID stay-at-home orders

Marissa King of the Wharton School says that social connection brings lots of joy and is critical for mental well-being.



Here’s how to boost your daily happiness in only three minutes

A 2005 study by Martin Seligman of the School of Arts & Sciences found that writing down three good things that happened at the end of each day led to long-term increases in happiness and decreases in depression.



How just 39 minutes of sleep can make or break your child’s health, happiness and school day

Ariel Williamson of the Perelman School of Medicine says that quality of life outcomes in sleep studies for children can resonate with families, teachers, and public health officials.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Depression can get better. These four Philadelphians are living proof

David Mandell of the Perelman School of Medicine says that with good treatment people can go for years without experiencing the major symptoms of depression.


Philadelphia Inquirer

As Lower Merion tries (again) to start high school later, most Philly-area districts can’t seem to budge to get teens more sleep

Indira Gurubhagavatul of the Perelman School of Medicine says that school districts have adopted multitiered systems of start times to reduce busing costs.


Australian Women’s Health

Everything you know about self-care isn’t wrong … but it’s not quite right

Barbara Riegel of the School of Nursing says that ignoring self-care can set people up for major health issues down the line, from burnout to true chronic illnesses.