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Mental Health Headlines

Explore the latest public health research and insights about mental health.

Suicide is a public health problem with major impacts. The ways in which it gets reported and talked about can help. 


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Gun-Related Deaths Increased During the Pandemic

New CDC data show that gun homicides and suicides surged to record highs during the pandemic and took a disproportionate toll on Black Americans. How can we reverse this trend?

Ballet After Dark

Classical dance training gave me tools to heal after trauma—and to help other survivors in Baltimore and beyond.

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Healing Historical Trauma

Native American researchers are turning long-held traditions into novel public health solutions.

Mental Health Faculty

Looking for prominent public health experts in the field of mental health? They’re here at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Margaret Fallin

M. Daniele Fallin, PhD, studies how environments, behaviors, genetic variation, and epigenetic variation contribute to risk for psychiatric disease, with a focus on autism.

Elizabeth Stuart
Mental Health

Elizabeth Stuart, PhD, uses statistical methods to help learn about the effects of public health programs and policies, often with a focus on mental health and substance use.

Holly Wilcox
Mental Health

Holly Wilcox, PhD '03, MS, uses research to advance public health approaches to suicide prevention, including policies, early intervention, and chain of care approaches.