Articles by Holly Peek, M.D., M.P.H.

Holly Peek, M.D., M.P.H. is a resident psychiatrist at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans. With a background in communication and media studies, her research has focused on the use of various forms of media by children and adolescents. Dr. Peek is also interested in using media to improve access, reduce stigma and increase mental health advocacy. She hosts a mental health radio show, and is the mental health columnist for Tulane’s campus newspaper. She is also the media editor for American Journal of Psychiatry Residents’ Journal and the digital media columnist for Psychiatric Times. She has written for APA Healthy Minds, AJP Residents’ Journal, Psychiatric Times, Psychology Today, and has been interviewed for Get Social Health, APA TV, and Psych Congress Network. Dr. Peek has been recognized with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Educational Outreach Award, the American Psychiatric Association Child and Adolescent Fellowship, and the Robert Heath Society Gonzalez Prize for scientific writing. You can follow Dr. Peek on Twitter at @PsychGumbo, and explore her many articles and podcasts at

The Impact Of Reality TV On Our Teens: What Can Parents Do?

August 11, 2014


The Impact Of Reality TV On Our Teens: What Can Parents Do?

Research has shown that reality TV has an impact on the values of young girls and how they view real-life situations. That being the case, it’s important to take a look at some of the standards portrayed on reality TV. Kim Kardashian was preparing to have her baby. Instead of making sure she had her hospital […]