Behavioral Health

Learning to listen in troubled times

The SNF Paideia Program and partners featured Ernesto Pujol and Aaron Levy, an artist and an interdisciplinary scholar who have transformed both what it means to listen and what the act of listening can achieve as part of a lecture and workshops.

Kristen de Groot

In the News

Opioid use disorder treatment: Doctor-recommended drugs and therapy

Jeanmarie Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine said opioid use disorder, like diabetes, is a chronic disease requiring ongoing treatment in various forms. "Patients who are on diabetes medicine could still come in with high blood sugar. And we don't say, well, that's your fourth time here with high blood sugar; we're not going to treat you at all anymore," she said.



5 myths about depression everyone should know

Cory Newman of the Perelman School of Medicine says that irritability, anxiety, and trouble concentrating are signs of depression.


The Wall Street Journal

Why ‘I’ll just suck it up’ doesn’t work

Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences shares the benefit of having a sustained commitment to a goal and endurance in your effort.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Philly ‘eliminated’ veteran homelessness in 2015. Why are there still vets on the street?

David Oslin of the Perelman School of Medicine explains why mental health perils for veterans are higher due to their service.



Cash for shots? Studies suggest payouts improve vaccination rates

Dena Gromet of the Wharton School said vaccine incentives like lotteries may be effective, “but we are likely going to have to rely on a multiprong approach to be able to really make a dent in vaccination going forward.”



A simple text has the power to increase COVID vaccinations

David Asch of the Wharton School weighed in on a study that found text message reminders boosted vaccination rates in California. “I’m still sometimes amazed at how subtle changes and wording can make a difference,” he said.