Audience at Boston University College of Communication before a screening of “The Tale” on Friday, November 9, 2018. / Photo by Mariana Sánchez BOSTON, November 10, 2018 – “This film was created to start a dialogue,” Jennifer Fox said before screening her movie “The Tale” at Boston University last night as part of the series Cinemathèque. The film, directed by Fox, is a fictionalized version of the sexual abuse she experienced at 13. “People need to know that it happens, it’s real, and that woman just don’t imagine it”, Gerald Peary, curator of Cinemathèque, said on why he programmed the movie. Cinemathèque is a series of film screenings and conversations with their creators organized by the Department of Film and Television at BU opened to the general public. “The Tale” narrates the story of how Fox, played by Laura Dern, in her forties reframed what she used to call her first relationship. Mrs. G (Elizabeth Debicki), her riding coach, groomed her into a relationship with Bill (Jason Ritter) a middle-aged former athlete …
Dr. Martha Kane from Mass General Hospital and Dr. Scott Hadland from Boston Medical Center discuss addiction treatment and recovery for young adults in the Ideas Dome at HUBweek on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Boston, Mass. Photo credit: Mariana Sánchez Gaona BOSTON, October 13, 2018 – “We now understand that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease”, said Dr. Martha Kane at a HUBweek event about addiction treatment and recovery for young adults. Dr. Kane, the clinical director of the Addiction Services Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, added, “everyone needs an individualized treatment plan.” Dr. Scott Hadland, the second panelist, is a pediatrician and addiction specialist at Boston Medical Center. The two panelists discussed how they approached addiction in young adults with comprehensive treatments. Young adults are people between the ages of 18 to 25. According to the 2014 national survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, “more than 1 in 5 young adults aged 18 to 25 were current users of illicit drugs in 2014.” The Boston …
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