Creating Hope for Mental Health | Helen Farrell | TEDxXavierUniversity

Dr. Farrell will be discussing the current stigma around mental health and redefining the meaning of the word “normal.”

Helen M. Farrell, M.D., is a Harvard Medical School Instructor in psychiatry and a forensic psychiatrist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Farrell received her medical degree from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She has been published in many respected publications including the Journal of the American Medical Association, The New York Times and Psychology Today. Dr. Farrell is passionate about mental health and wellness, speaking frequently on the importance of overcoming stereotypes of mental illness. Dr. Farrell is optimistic about the progress of mental health, believing that everyone can create his or her own bright future with a little help along the way.

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