Everything is Illuminated
This is the title of Jonathan Safran Foer’s New York Times Bestseller about a young Jewish writer on a journey to Ukraine to find his grandfather’s hometown and the woman who saved his life during World War II. The story is filled with colorful characters who beg your forgiveness and earn your affection. It is a story of uncovering personal histories that have shaped his family for generations.
Five Boro Bike Tour
This year, the Global Fund for Mental Health is proud to support the Global Mental Health Program’s pioneering work by sponsoring a team in this year’s TD Five Boro Bike Tour. Join us for the ride to raise awareness about global mental health!
When Friends Become Family and Family Become Friends
In 1980-81, I studied international affairs in Bologna, Italy at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). I had studied French since sixth grade, and thus, wanted to go to the Sorbonne in Paris. But I was a scholarship student at Hopkins, and the only option that I could afford was Hopkins SAIS in Bologna. It was the luckiest forced choice I have ever known.
2019 Summer Institute in Global Mental Health
The 2019 Summer Institute in Global Mental Health will be held in May (15 – 20), in New York City at Teachers College, Columbia University. This is a 6-day intensive training course for mental health and allied professionals and trainees working with populations exposed to severe adversities and trauma worldwide.
The Long Shadow of Trauma
The news has been filled with grief and confusion emanating from the recent suicides of a father of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook shootings and two Parkland students. These individuals were survivors of the school massacres that occurred on 14 December 2012 and 18 February 2018, respectively. Until now.