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.

University offers screenings on Oct. 9, National Depression Screening Day

By Juanita Day, MHealthy Communications Depression affects approximately 1 in 10 adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Thursday, October 9 is National Depression Screening Day. Screenings are a good way to find out if depression might be the cause of feelings like prolonged sadness, anxiety, irritability, loss of pleasure,

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U-M part of effort to study genetics of two mental health disorders

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Medical School and collaborators at two other institutions will undertake the largest whole genome sequencing study funded to date, as they seek to better understand bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. U-M, the University of Southern California and the Broad Institute of Harvard and

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Personalized screen to identify suicidal teens in 14 ERs

Emergency Department Screen for Teens at Risk for Suicide  (ED-STARS), a recently-launched study in a network of hospital emergency departments (EDs) across the country, will develop and test a personalized, computer-based suicide risk screening tool for teenagers. “We plan to refine algorithms capable of predicting which youth are most likely to attempt suicide. We will use

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Slow to mature, quick to distract: ADHD brain study finds slower development of key connections

Brain networks to handle internal & external tasks mature more slowly in ADHD ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain architecture between those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and those without. Kids and teens with ADHD, a new study finds,

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