My name is Matthew Ahmon, and I am a high school junior at Horace Mann School in the Bronx, N.Y. I am interested in mental health and neuroscience. Along these lines, I am a research volunteer at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, remotely sorting electrophysiological data. I’m also filming a documentary about mental health during the pandemic; if you are interested in sharing your experiences with mental health during the pandemic, or want to talk for any other reason, please contact me at matthew_ahmon@horacemann.org. Aside from this blog, I also write for Michelle Hammer at Schizophrenic.nyc, with her mission to change the way people perceive people with mental illness. Personally, I like listening to classical music and hanging out with my family and pets (2 cats and a dog).

This blog consists of me discussing mental health topics in recent news. My goal is to simply get people thinking about mental health. As the recent pandemic crisis has shown us, it is not a topic that we can glibly ignore. In this blog, I will be speaking from my own experiences. That means that my opinions will be saturated with the stench of privilege, so it is your obligation as readers to call me out for being biased or presumptuous. All images are taken from Google or the source of the blog post.