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Working Globally on Muslim Mental Health

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
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Farha Abbasi is uniquely positioned to build bridges between MSU and communities in the Muslim world. Abbasi, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, has established a growing…

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Social Circles Protect Against Depression In Elder Adults, Research Finds

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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Researchers in MSU’s Department of Communication examine the layers of social connection and impacts on functioning in older adults. A new study published in Psychology and Aging shows…

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Research Finds Deployment Affects Mental Health of Veterans Differently

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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The saying, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” doesn’t necessarily hold up when it comes to military mental health. Michigan State University is the first to examine…

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Tending to Young Children’s Mental Health During COVID-19

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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Charis Wahman, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education in the College of Education, shares four research-based strategies to provide common school supports at home. COVID-19…

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Stepping Up to Reduce Mental Illness in Jails

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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The national Stepping Up Initiative is helping hundreds of counties nationwide reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. A Michigan State University professor and her colleague have…

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Ask The Expert: How Can Employees Care for Their Mental Health While Working from Home?

Thursday, May 21, 2020
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When an employee spends hours on a video call, isn’t physically comfortable and doesn’t leave the “office” at the end of the day, it can take a toll…

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Jada Phelps Moultrie: Keep Home Education Simple

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Early Intervention, Coaching Model

Since the novel coronavirus hit Michigan, children have been uprooted from meaningful relationships formed in schools, neighborhoods, churches and from extracurricular activities. Additionally, families have been thrust into…

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MSU Researcher Develops Support Services for Released Inmates

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Most seriously mentally ill inmates face daunting barriers to getting the medical and mental health care they need after they are released, which can lead to relapses, suicide…

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The Truth Behind Racial Disparties in Fatal Police Shootings

Monday, July 22, 2019

Story originally posted July 22, 2019. The researchers involved in the study, “Officer characteristics and racial disparities in fatal officer-involved shootings,” asked MSUToday editors to remove the news…

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Can Facebook Improve Your Mental Health?

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Can Facebook improve your mental health?

Contrary to popular belief, using social media and the internet regularly could improve mental health among adults and help fend off serious psychological distress, such as depression and…

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