Author: Helen Farrell

Helen M. Farrell, M.D., is a physician, expert witness, keynote speaker and writer. She is an award-winning Harvard Medical School Instructor in psychiatry.

Dr. Farrell is a medical graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where she was moved by the sensitive prose of literary geniuses who gave mental illness an acceptable voice. Dr. Farrell gained notoriety for her original article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, A House Built Out of Madness, which breaks down stereotypes of mental illness. Her article Addicted to Hope, published in The Fix, shares a unique perspective on alcoholism and has inspired positive change in readers.
  • Credentials:
    M.D., expert witness, keynote speaker, writer, award-winning Harvard Medical School Instructor in psychiatry
  • Titles:
    M.D., Board Certified Psychiatrist, Forensic Psychiatrist, author, speaker
  • Organizations:
    Medical graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, Harvard Medical School Instructor in psychiatry, featured in Journal of the American Medical Association, The New York Times, Psychology Today, NPR, and the Huffington Post
  • Expertise:
    Addiction, psychiatry, mental illness, mental health and wellness, medication management and psychotherapy
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