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  • U-M Depression Center launches new mental health education website for high schools :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    in distress School based professionals are in a unique position to notice distress and intervene with students yet teachers are often overburdened with multiple competing demands and a lack of time To this end the Classroom Mental Health website aims to provide school staff with a variety of tools and resources which can be easily accessed and utilized within the context of a teacher s regular classroom routine The website can also serve as an additional resource for existing school based mental health and suicide prevention programs It is our hope that this website will provide teachers administrators students and their families with information and resources which can help to reduce the stigma of mental illness facilitate open discussion about these issues encourage help seeking behaviors when needed and promote a healthier more productive classroom environment said Trish Meyer EdM Manager of Outreach and Education for the U M Depression Center The Classroom Mental Health website is the result of a unique collaboration between the University of Michigan Depression Center and multiple partners including the State of Wyoming Department of Education Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming Teton County School District Gull Lake Community Schools in Gull Lake MI and the Ann Arbor Public Schools Funding for the site was provided by a generous gift from the Peter and Susan Ordway Family Fund with additional support from Dr and Mrs Richard Sugden of Jackson WY Please visit our website at www classroommentalhealth org For even more information about the site please contact classroommentalhealth umich edu Recent Entries Dr Monica Starkman professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry Who gets hooked on drugs who stays clean Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction UMHS community mourns death of Kenneth Silk M D Taking the fight against risky pain

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  • Featured :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    left to right Christopher Fitzgerald Dr Liz Duval Dr Arash Javanbakht and Dr Gregory Dalack On May 27 the U M Department of Psychiatry wrapped up its 26th Annual Albert J Silverman Conference The Read this story In rural areas white women more prone to depression than African American women April 16 2015 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 Read this story Managing the Culture of Stress at the Depression on College Campuses Conference February 12 2015 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 Read this story New NCAA funded videos being used as tool to educate U M student athletes about mental health November 4 2014 ANN ARBOR 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 Read this story University offers screenings on Oct 9 National Depression Screening Day October 2 2014 By Juanita Day MHealthy Communications Depression affects approximately 1 in 10 adults in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control Thursday October 9 is National Depression Screening Day Read this story U M part of effort to study genetics of two mental health disorders October 1 2014 ANN ARBOR Mich Researchers at the University of Michigan School of

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  • The U-M Department of Psychiatry mourns the passing of Alexander (“Shonny”) Guiora, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    major research focus was language behavior and the relationships between language cognition personality empathy and identity His research on the effects of alcohol on lowering inhibition and improving second language pronunciation was widely cited for decades Guiora A Z Beit Hallahmi B Brannon R C L Dull C Y Scovel T 1972 The effects of experimentally induced change in ego states on pronunciation ability in a second language An exploratory study Comprehensive Psychiatry 13 5 1972 Professor Guiora served the journal Language Learning for more than 28 years first as editor and then as general editor and executive director When he became editor in 1978 the journal was behind schedule and in financial disarray despite its established reputation dating back to 1948 He turned it around making it financially sound well managed and professionally edited Professor Guiora was a man of principle of passion and of action in pursuit of the twin aims of scholarship the generation and dissemination of knowledge Under his leadership Language Learning increased from a biannual journal to a quarterly the number of pages printed each year increased fivefold Next was added an annual monograph a series of selected articles and then a Cognitive NeuroScience of Language Learning series According to Google Scholar Metrics Language Learning currently ranks 1 st among journals in Foreign Language Learning 2 nd among Language and Linguistics and 3 rd among all journals in Humanities Literature and Arts He led us forward too as a learned society to provide direct support for research and scholarship through establishing from 1999 to 2001 six programs of financial grants which continue annually and are described each September in Issue 3 of Language Learning The Language Learning Visiting Assistant Research Professorship at the University of Michigan The Language Learning Scholar in Residence Program The Small

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  • UMHS and addiction community mourns death of Patrick Gibbons, M.S.W., D.O. :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    framework for a return to healthy living Fellowship trained in addiction psychiatry at U M Dr Gibbons received his D O degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine participated in residency training in Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic and completed residency training in Psychiatry at U M Prior to medical school Dr Gibbons received his master s degree from the U M School of Social Work For me among the words that best describe Patrick was tireless says Gregory Dalack M D chair of Psychiatry He worked in many settings treating patients and assisting colleagues in the care of some of the most challenging patients seen in the health system and community Patrick was a strong advocate and champion for the hope of recovery He was a seemingly ever available always affable caring presence to those who sought his input Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family friends patients and colleagues who have lost someone very special In addition to treating patients at U M Addiction Treatment Services at the Rachel Upjohn Building Dr Gibbons also worked with the Washtenaw County Health Organization as Medical Director of the Community Crisis Response Team and supervised U M psychiatry residents and addiction psychiatry fellows In addition he was a consultant in private practice with Pain Recovery Solutions in Ypsilanti Dr Gibbons is survived by six children A vigil will be held Thursday April 3 from 3 to 9 p m at Nie Funeral Home 3767 W Liberty Rd Ann Arbor A funeral mass will be said Friday April 4 at 10 a m at St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church 530 Elizabeth St Ann Arbor with a luncheon to follow He will be buried that afternoon at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in Southfield Click here to help

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  • 6 Tips for Talking Supportively About Miscarriage :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    specialized in mind body interactions I have encountered women whose stress and despair were so acute that they actually developed the symptoms of pregnancy despite not having conceived missed periods distended abdomen the sensations of fetal movement and even breast secretions These false pregnancies a phenomenon known as pseudocyesis are the result of psychological mechanisms to protect people from the unbearable pain of their loss They allow women and their partners to once again be able to feel hopeful albeit only temporarily until the truth is revealed The hero of my novel The End of Miracles experiences a false pregnancy after the sorrow of years of infertility and a late term miscarriage With such intense and difficult feelings involved what can be said and done to support friends or loved ones who have miscarried Here are 6 pointers Acknowledge the loss The simple act of acknowledging that miscarriage is indeed a painful loss can be tremendously supportive Often less is more Simply saying I ve heard and I m sorry for your loss shows you understand that the person is grieving and are willing to engage with her on that level Show compassion and support It s not as important to find the right thing to say and there isn t necessarily one right thing as it is to convey compassion and support This can be done by giving your friend a hug for example Leave space for her to respond Listen Asking Would you like to talk about it demonstrates that you re willing to listen and this fact is in itself a source of support However it s not helpful to pressure your friend to talk Instead if she doesn t say much in response you can indicate understanding by saying I m always ready to listen whenever you d like to talk about it Let her lead the conversation If your friend has indicated she s open to talking this is not a carte blanche to dive with comments you assume might be helpful Rather let her steer the conversation where she needs it to go Then often a simple acknowledgment of the feelings she s expressing such as I can understand why you feel so devastated is best Feeling heard and understood is priceless Keep the success stories to yourself While it s tempting to try to cheer up your friend or loved one by sharing stories of others who have succeeded in having a child after miscarriage it s better not to do this It may only make her partner and her feel even less competent in comparison and all the more frustrated Respect her autonomy Ask if she d prefer you to continue the conversation by asking questions in the future such as How are things coming along or if she d rather be the one to initiate updates Then stick with it Finally bear in mind throughout that as a loss miscarriage must be mourned and this process varies from day to day

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  • Interpersonal Relationships and Social Support Focus at 14th Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    concurrent sessions the conference will feature two keynote presentations College Mental Health and Stigma Among the Millennials What Do We Think What Do We Know What Can We Prove presented by Bernice A Pescosolido Ph D Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research Indiana University and Crowdsourcing Mental Health presented by Robert Morris Ph D Founder of Koko a social network for mental health and well being During the conference luncheon on March 10 two students will receive the 2016 Student Mental Health Advocate Award The award will be presented by Lindsay Orchowski Ph D of Brown University who was the first ever recipient of this award in 2007 Although it may appear that today s college students are completely engaged with the world around them the reality is that many students are under connected to the people and resources which could be most beneficial to their mental health said Trish Meyer Ed M manager for outreach and education at the U M Depression Center and conference lead This year s conference will address this issue by highlighting strategies and interventions designed to foster supportive relationships in order to improve the emotional health of our students Registration is free for students from any campus but an online registration form is still required The registration fee for non students is 135 before February 5 and 150 after Members of the media covering the event may register at no cost A conference schedule and additional information can be found at www depressioncenter org docc Established in 2001 the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center UMDC is the first of its kind devoted entirely to bringing depression into the mainstream of medical research translational care education and public policy The Center is at the forefront

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  • Uncategorized :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    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 Read this story The Matthew K Smith Stuttering Research Project November 6 2014 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 Read this story May 2014 Postpartum Depression Awareness Month May 20 2014 Did you know that May is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month in the state of Michigan May 2014 has been proclaimed Postpartum Depression Awareness Month by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder For many women and their families pregnancy and the birth of a child are times of joy and celebration However Read this story New U M research on alcohol abuse October 17 2013 Researchers from the Substance Abuse Program in the Department of Psychiatry will be collaborating on a new study Early Intervention to Reduce Alcohol Misuse and Abuse in the Ohio Army National Guard This is a two arm randomized controlled trial of an alcohol brief intervention combined Read this story Autism trends and priorities discussed April 25 2011 Catherine Lord Ph D director of the U M Autism Communication Disorders Center and U M professor of psychology and psychiatry was part of a panel discussion featured on the PBS News Hour Autism Now Broadcast Series Read this story Early warnings lowered use of antipsychotic medications for dementia study finds February 7 2011 ANN ARBOR Mich As loved ones with dementia disappear into symptoms of aggression agitation or delusions families are left with few good medical solutions A new generation of antipsychotic medications gained

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  • Murphy wins 2013 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    has developed a formal model of this decision making process and an innovative design for clinical trials that allow researchers to test the efficacy of adaptive interventions While the standard clinical trial paradigm simply tests and compares one shot treatments in a defined population Murphy s Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial SMART is a means for learning how best to dynamically adapt treatment to each individual s response over time Using SMART clinicians assess and modify patients treatments during the trial an approach with potential applications in the treatment of a range of chronic diseases such as ADHD alcoholism drug addiction HIV AIDS and cardiovascular disease that involve therapies that are regularly reconsidered and replaced as the disease progresses As Murphy continues to refine adaptive interventions she is working to increase opportunities for implementation in clinical settings through collaborations with medical researchers clinicians and computer scientists focused on sequential decision making Murphy said the funds enable her to more effectively work on algorithms for personalizing smartphone based interventions forward These algorithms she said are somewhat similar to those used on websites to personalized movie recommendations and ads We are developing algorithms to help people change their lifestyle for the better and to maintain these lifestyle changes she said I will use the funds to help support the work required to make these algorithms effective and usable for use with mobile devices like smartphones Murphy received a B S 1980 from Louisiana State University and a Ph D 1989 from the University of North Carolina She was affiliated with Pennsylvania State University 1989 1997 prior to her appointment to the U M faculty She is also a principal investigator at the Methodology Center of Pennsylvania State University The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted 625 000 fellowships to talented individuals who have

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