Mental Health

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5 Tips from Mental Health Experts on Transitioning Out of COVID Restrictions

Riana Anderson featured in PBS News

With vaccines widely available and case numbers dropping, cities around the US are dropping restrictions and focusing on “getting back to normal” for the summer. But for many—after more than a year in isolation—“normal” feels scary. Experts say we need to talk more about what transitioning to a more open society will be like—and what our new normal will be like. Read more

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LGBTQ+ People in Kenya Urgently Need Mental Health Support

New research from Gary Harper

There's an urgent need for culturally appropriate mental and physical health services for sexual and gender minorities in Kenya, says a University of Michigan School of Public Health researcher Gary Harper. Read more

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Anxiety, Depression Reached Record Levels among College Students Last Fall

New Research from Justin Heinze

Last fall, college students reported their highest levels of depression and anxiety of any prior semester, according to the University of Michigan Healthy Minds Study, an annual web-based survey looking at mental health and service utilization among undergraduate and graduate college students. Read more

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Seven Ways the Pandemic Is Affecting Our Mental Health

Riana Anderson featured in Greater Good Magazine

Epidemiologists and virologists around the world are scrambling to understand and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. There is another group of researchers who are concerned about a slightly different foe: the mental health pandemic. Read more