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May 2017: National Mental Health Month

National Mental Health Survey Finds Widespread Ignorance and Stigma

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Mark Skidmore

Less than half of Americans can recognize anxiety. Most people don’t know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don’t…

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Refugees with PTSD Regulate Stress Differently

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Bengt Arnetz

New Michigan State University research has found that refugees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder regulate stress differently than those who don’t have the disorder, but may have experienced…

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Teachers Could be Making Students’ Anxiety Worse

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Peter DeCosta

The anxiety that comes with feeling like an outsider in the classroom can hinder students’ learning and, ironically, teachers could be making it worse, according to a new…

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New Analysis Reveals Ecstasy’s Dangerous Path

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
map of United States Ecstasy prices

In an important discovery in the battle against the United States’ growing drug epidemic, a Michigan State University economist has found the Carolinas could be a hotspot for…

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Meditation Keeps Emotional Brain in Check

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Jason Moser and Yanli Lin

Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you’re not a mindful person, suggests a new study from Michigan State University. Reporting in the journal Frontiers in Human…

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Dads’ Mental Health Plays Key Role in Child Development

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Tamesha Harewood and Claire Vallotton

Fathers play a surprisingly large role in their children’s development, from language and cognitive growth in toddlerhood to social skills in fifth grade, according to new findings from…

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The Link Between Social Media, Alcohol Use

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Photo of laptop using Facebook along with a beer bottle

One of the undeniable powers of social media is its ability to influence people and their behaviors. This is especially true, a Michigan State University study finds, when…

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Wearable Technology Could Help Detect Health Risks, Depression

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Mi Zang

It may be small, so small it’s hardly noticeable, but it could someday save lives. “It” is wearable technology that can monitor a person’s eating, drinking, coughing and…

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Water Views Linked to Better Mental Health

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Amber Pearson

New research suggests that residents with a view of the water are less stressed. The study, co-authored by Michigan State University’s Amber L. Pearson, is the first to find…

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Religious Rhetoric Not Helpful in Anti-Alcohol Messages

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
brandy glasses

Does including a religious message in a public service announcement warning of the dangers of alcohol use make a difference to the viewer, especially if that person lives…

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