In the Media

Homelessness on the Rise in Some U.S. Cities

New research from a team including BU School of Social Work's Thomas Byrne shows that homelessness is a growing risk in America's biggest cities. By Megan Cerullo | Tuesday, December 11, 2018 (CBS News) – Homelessness has declined across most of the U.S. over the last decade as the economy has crawled back... More

Mental Health Initiative for Asian-American Women Comes to Harvard

BU School of Social Work associate professor Hyeouk "Chris" Hahm tells The Harvard Crimson how her AWARE initiative is changing the mental health landscape for young Asian-American women.   By SIMONE C. CHU @ The Harvard Crimson | October 31, 2018 (The Harvard Crimson) - A new Boston-area mental health initiative focused on Asian-American women... More

More baby boomers turning to marijuana, study says

BU School of Social Work assistant professor Christopher P. Salas-Wright gives CNN an evidence-based perspective on baby boomers' rising marijuana use. By SUSAN SCUTTI @ CNN | September 6, 2018 (CNN) - Seniors are increasingly passing the pipe. About 9% of US adults between the ages of 50 and 64 have used marijuana at... More

Immigrants are Less Likely than US-Born Individuals to Experience Mental Disorders

By ERIC W. DOLAN @ PsyPost | July 12, 2018 New research provides evidence that immigrants to the United States are far less likely than US-born individuals to experience a number of psychiatric disorders. The study appears in the journal Psychiatry Research. “Over the last several years, my colleagues and I have conducted more than... More

How will the Thai cave incident affect the rescued boys’ mental health?

Q&A with trauma expert and social work professor Ellen R. DeVoe on lessons learned from the rescue mission originally deemed impossible By Lexi Herosian (COM’19) On June 23rd in Chiang Rai, Thailand, a group of 11 to 16 year-old boys and their soccer coach entered the Tham Luang cave complex. Little did they... More