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Patrick Carter, M.D., Receives MIP Scholars Award for Intervention on Violence and Alcohol Use Prevention

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 - Congratulations to Patrick Carter, M.D., Assistant Professor within the U-M Department of Emergency Medicine who is the 2017 recipient of the Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership (MIP) Scholars Award. The MIP Scholars Award supports U-M faculty implementing and evaluating mental health services that promote integrated care and seek to improve access to evidence-based practices for

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Drug & alcohol problems linked to increased veteran suicide risk, especially in women, long-term study finds

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 - Findings point to the need for more suicide prevention efforts among veterans with substance use disorders, especially those who also have mental health conditions ANN ARBOR, MI – Veterans who have drug or alcohol problems are more than twice as likely to die by suicide as their comrades, a new study finds. And women veterans

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Drug use drops after ER visits used as “teachable moments”, U-M study finds

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 - Biggest effect came from brief talk with a counselor, but “virtual therapist” on tablet also shows promise in reducing use of illegal drugs and misuse of prescription drugs ANN ARBOR, MI – An emergency room visit for an illness or injury may seem like a strange time to try to motivate someone to cut back

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TRAILS program hosts first training in Detroit

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 - TRAILS (Transforming Research Into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) kicked off its statewide expansion effort with a Detroit training at the end of January. Despite less-than-ideal road conditions, 70 mental health professionals attended the event held at the Charles W. Wright Museum of African American History. The all-day training included a mix of

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Use of multiple brain-affecting drugs is rising among seniors, despite risks, U-M research finds

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 - Tranquilizers, antidepressants, opioids and anti-psychotic medications carry special risks for older people, alone or in combination ANN ARBOR, MI – The number of older Americans who take three or more medicines that affect their brains has more than doubled in just a decade, a new study finds. The sharpest rise occurred in seniors living in

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University of Michigan-developed PRIORI app to get first test in patients outside Michigan

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 - $2.9 million grant supports study of suicide risk assessment   A multidisciplinary team from Care New England’s Butler Hospital, Brown University and the University of Michigan has come together to advance screening capabilities for suicide risk. The group received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct a five-year research

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Best Practices and Strategies for Student Mental Health Focus at 15th Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 - ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Leaders and innovators in college student mental health will once again convene in Ann Arbor in March as the U-M Depression Center kicks off its 15th annual Depression on College Campuses Conference (DoCC) focused on implementing creative strategies to satisfy both the changing needs of students and the increasing demand for services on college

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Stephen Strobbe, PhD, RN, Named Fulbright Scholar

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 - ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) and the U-M Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce Clinical Associate Professor Stephen Strobbe, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN, has been selected for a Fulbright Flex U.S. Scholar grant from the U.S. Department of State. Screening adolescents for substance use will be

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Xenophobia, racism: U-M researchers seek support to study impact on college students

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 - ANN ARBOR—As the nation grapples with increasing reports of hate crimes against persons of color, and incidents and rhetoric reflecting a fear of immigrants, researchers who study the mental and emotional health of young people are turning to crowdfunding to find out quickly how these events are impacting college students of color. Researchers at the

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U-M Receives Phase II Grant from the National Institutes of Health to Further Develop OTC Screening Device for Treating Sleep Apnea

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 - ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan’s Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory and Zansors, LLC recently received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further develop an over-the-counter screening device for sleep apnea. Zansors, LLC is a health technology company based near Washington, D.C. The grant comes from the NIH’s

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