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Free screenings available Oct. 5 for National Depression Screening Day

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - Clinical depression is a medical illness affecting more than 19 million American adults each year. Like screenings for physical illnesses, screenings for mental and emotional health are important for overall wellness. In support of National Depression Screening Day on Thursday, October 5, several U-M programs are offering faculty, staff, students and the community free in-person and

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M-SPAN launching new program for Post-9/11 women veterans

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - This fall, the University of Michigan Depression Center’s Military Support Programs and Networks (M-SPAN) is launching After Her Service, a new resiliency skills and professional development program for Post-9/11 women veterans. Very few programs currently exist which are specifically designed for women veterans. In 2016, the M-SPAN team initiated a needs assessment to identify the

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U-M Department of Psychiatry receives $3.9 million dollar NIMH grant to improve student mental health

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 - The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry was recently awarded a $3.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for a new study titled, “Improving Student Mental Health: Adaptive Implementation of School-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.” The trial will allow U-M researchers to study the effectiveness of different implementation strategies to improve access

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U-M Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center Launch Mental Health BioBank

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 - New DNA registry will help point the way to personalized medicine A brand new Mental Health BioBank (MHB2) launched within the U-M Department of Psychiatry in June 2017 with the aim to establish a DNA biobank for mental health conditions. A biobank is the banking of either biological materials or data in a database for

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Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., Announced as Inaugural Winner of U-M Depression Center’s Translational Research Prize

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 - Dr. Karl Deisseroth was just announced as the inaugural winner of the U-M Depression Center’s Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Translational Research Prize, an award worth $50,000. The newly established award is intended for a world-renowned scientist and honors breakthrough research accomplishments that advance knowledge in the understanding of underlying mechanisms and treatments in depressions, bipolar

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Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership: An Opportunity for Matched Funding

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - One in four adults will suffer from a mental illness in any given year. Mental or behavioral health issues can be debilitating independently, but unfortunately, over half of people living with mental illnesses also have additional general medical conditions. Managing multiple health issues can be complicated and costly, requiring multifaceted care management. Even with a

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Filmmaker Uses Personal Tragedies to Educate Public About Importance of Talking About Suicide

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - ‘The S Word’ to be screened at U-M on World Suicide Prevention Day Lisa Klein knows what dealing with a suicide is like all too well. While she was an undergrad studying film at the University of Michigan in the late 70’s, both her father and brother died by suicide. According to the National Alliance

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Sarah Ketchen Lipson, Ph.D., Announced as Inaugural U-M Depression Center Eisenberg Scholar

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 - Proposed research will develop and pilot tailored eHealth intervention to promote depression treatment among college populations ANN ARBOR – Sarah Ketchen Lipson, Ph.D., was just announced as the inaugural Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Scholar. The award, worth $100,000, was given for her proposed research on promoting the treatment of depressions, bipolar illnesses and related disorders

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Drs. Jon Dunlop and Lisa Anacker Receive 2017 Rappeport Fellowship from AAPL

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 - Dr. Jon Dunlop and Dr. Lisa Anacker, both third year psychiatry residents, have won the prestigious 2017 Rappeport Fellowship from the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL). The Rappeport Fellowship is a highly competitive award given to outstanding residents with interests in psychiatry and the law. Drs. Dunlop and Anacker will attend the 2017

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Register for Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition Workshops at U-M

Tue, 23 May 2017 - October trainings are open to professionals who make autism assessments ANN ARBOR – Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that involves global impairments in social skills and in verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as the presence of stereotyped patterns of behaviors and interests (DSM-V). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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