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Mind Over Matter 5k: Supporting the U-M Boledovich Schizophrenia Research Fund

On Saturday, May 2, 20 staff and faculty members from the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center ran the 10th annual Mind Over Matter (MOM) 5k in Royal Oak, MI. The mission of the MOM race is to “erase the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide, provide hope, and raise funds for […] - read more

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

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 rural and […] - read more

Shake it off? Not so easy for people with depression, new brain research suggests

Getting rejected hurts depressed people for longer, U-M/Stony Brook/UIC study finds – due to the lack of a natural pain and stress-reducing chemical ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Rejected by a person you like? Just “shake it off” and move on, as music star Taylor Swift says. But while that might work for many people, it […] - read more

Stephen Strobbe wins Golden Apple Award

Given by Students Honoring Outstanding University Teaching, the Golden Apple Award honors undergraduate and graduate faculty members who continuously seek to engage students in the classroom. Students can nominate the teacher of their choice. Here are a few of the comments from the nursing students who nominated Strobbe: • “He truly inspires the students to […] - read more

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 […] - read more

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 […] - read more

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 […] - read more

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 […] - read more

The Matthew K. Smith Stuttering Research Project

More than 3 million Americans stutter, yet its etiology is largely unknown and treatment options remain limited. Stuttering affects the capacity of speech communication: something that most take for granted. Speech allows us to fluently share thoughts and emotions with others. Those with moderate to severe stuttering can experience major disadvantages in psychosocial, vocational and […] - read more

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. - read more