Author Archives: Stephanie Abraham

Managing the Culture of Stress at the Depression on College Campuses Conference

University of Michigan Depression Center to host its 13th annual conference in March, President Schlissel to provide opening remarks ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Join the U-M Depression Center for our 13th annual Depression on College Campuses Conference (DoCC) to learn how a sharper focus on improving student mental health can benefit student success in all

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Q&A: Psychiatry Faculty Member Shervin Assari, MD, MPH Describes the Peer Review Process Following Recent High Ranking at Publons

Dr. Shervin Assari was recently recognized by Publons for his contribution as a peer reviewer. He was ranked 5th out of nearly 30,000 peer reviewers. We sat down with him to discuss the importance of peer review in the journal submission process. What is Publons? The mission of Publons is “to speed up science by

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Getting to Know One of Michigan’s Veterans on Veterans Day

Michigan has nearly 700,000 veterans residing in the state. They represent seven hundred thousand unique stories, perspectives, and experiences serving in our armed forces to protect our country. The Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran program aims to help service members and veterans in Michigan make the transition from military to civilian life by connecting them with trained

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This Veterans Day

Over the years, Veterans’ Day has grown to mean many things to me. Each year, I’ve partaken in different activities promoting veteran issues and helping others. On one Veterans’ Day, I went to the Vietnam Wall to pay respect to my fallen comrades who gave the ultimate. On another, I posted the colors at the

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New NCAA funded videos being used as tool to educate U-M student-athletes about mental health

ANN ARwill-300by200BOR – A unique partnership between academics and athletics at the University of Michigan recently received a $50,000 grant from the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program to address the need for mental health awareness programs for student-athletes. This collaborative effort between the U-M Depression Center, School of Public Health and Athletic Department features two key elements: brief, engaging videos to reduce stigma and encourage help-seeking; and informal, drop-in support groups designed to specifically address the unique concerns of student athlete.