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In rural areas, white women more prone to depression than African-American women

In rural areas, white women more prone to depression than African-American women

April 16, 2015

ANN ARBOR—”Location, location, location” is key in determining a home’s value, but the phrase is equally important regarding the mental health for women living in rural areas, according to a new University of Michigan study. Addie Weaver, a researcher at the U-M School of Social Work, and colleagues examined how the interaction of

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

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

February 12, 2015

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

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

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

November 4, 2014

ANN ARBOR – 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

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

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

October 2, 2014

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.

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

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

October 1, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Medical School and collaborators at two other institutions will

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

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

September 15, 2014

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

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Losing a Healing Voice

Losing a Healing Voice

August 12, 2014

The world has lost a beacon of laughter and creativity. Robin Williams died of an apparent suicide yesterday. His tragic death leaves us to struggle with two perplexing caveats: we need better treatments for the underlying causes of most suicides–depressions, bipolar illnesses, substance abuse,

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Learning the smell of fear: Mothers teach babies their own fears via odor, U-M research finds

Learning the smell of fear: Mothers teach babies their own fears via odor, U-M research finds

July 28, 2014

Research in rats may help explain how trauma’s effects can span generations ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Babies can learn what to fear in the first days of life just by smelling the odor of their distressed mothers, new research suggests. And not just “natural” fears: If a mother experienced something

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University of Michigan Receives NCAA Grant for Student-Athlete Mental Health Project

University of Michigan Receives NCAA Grant for Student-Athlete Mental Health Project

July 16, 2014

Will Heininger, mental health advocate and former U-M football player. Image credit: Michigan Photography ANN ARBOR, Mich. – It has been said many ways: being a student-athlete is as much about mind as it is about

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President Obama Proclaims May as National Mental Health Awareness Month

President Obama Proclaims May as National Mental Health Awareness Month

May 2, 2014

In a proclamation issued yesterday, President Obama has designated May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. In explaining the importance of focusing on mental health and mental illness, Obama emphasized that, “Despite

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