Graduate Student Silvia Hernandez quoted in New York Times

Finding Hope When Things Feel Gloomy

In analyzing dozens of studies on brief hope interventions in older adults, Silvia Hernandez, a doctoral candidate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, said cognitive behavioral therapies can significantly improve hope in people struggling with depression, health and bereavement. “We know that if we can help a person bear the storm, they will eventually see sunlight,” Ms. Hernandez said. “Holding onto the smallest sliver of hope can be enough to pull us through and ultimately save a life.”

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