In poetry and other forms of art, we find some of the most profound and robust commentary and understanding of the what it means to be human. This is a very famous poem, often cited in mindfulness meditation. If you’ve never encountered it, it’s absolutely worth reading.
What makes a good life? In this TEDx talk, Dr. Robert Waldinger (psychiatrist and psychoanalyst) speaks about important lessons learned from the longest study on happiness across the lifespan. The Harvard Study is a 75-year (and running!) longitudinal study offering powerful insights into the key variables for human health and happiness.
Philly.com’s Aneri Pattani reports on the story of Diana Chao and the ways her mental illness affected her physical health. Important topics such as mental health stigma, patient education, and the varied origins of symptoms are addressed through this powerful personal story.
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed during the holiday season? You’re not alone. Take a look at this guide which has been put together by the APA to help you navigate some of the hardest parts of the holiday season, including managing difficult family conversations, pressures of gift-giving, and financial stress.
Author/podcast host Malcom Gladwell dives into emotionality, psychoanalysis, and parapraxis (“Freudian slips”) in music. Listen as he interviews musicians, historians, and psychoanalysts about a pattern of “slips” in Elvis’s work to answer the question: what can we learn about the artist through these windows into the unconscious mind?
WHYY's Radio Times Marty Moss Coane interviews Dr. Maria Oquendo (University of Pennsylvania) and Dr. Matthew Nock (Harvard University) about their expertise in the field of suicide risk factors, prevention, and strategies for solving this public health crisis.