Jun. 2, 2021—Using NASA data on solar insolation, Sandra Rosenthal has postulated that seasonal rate of change in daylight has the greatest effect on illnesses with seasonal patterns, not average levels of sunlight. (Est. reading time: 3 mins.)
Research Snapshot: Early longitudinal study on impact of pandemic shows increase in depression, less social anxiety among young adults
May. 21, 2021—Brain responses to emotional images before the pandemic predict the mental health impacts of COVID-19-related stress on young adults. Est. reading time: 3 mins.
Apr. 26, 2021—When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down in-person clinical experiences for most nursing students nationwide, Vanderbilt School of Nursing master’s student Matias Massaro seized the opportunity to learn a new aspect of providing psychiatric-mental health care.
Feb. 17, 2021—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will conduct its next Kennedy Center Lecture on Development and Developmental Disabilities on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 4:10-5:10 p.m. CT. Terrie Moffitt, Nannerl O. Keohane University Distinguished Professor of Education and Training at Duke University, will discuss “Charting Four Decades of Changing Mental Disorders, From Childhood to Midlife.”
Vanderbilt Child Health Poll: Tennessee parents concerned about education, kids’ mental health as COVID-19 presses on
Jan. 22, 2021—The latest Vanderbilt Child Health Poll finds that many Tennessee parents are worried about the mental health of their children during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more than 80 percent of parents had concerns about their children attending school remotely.
Dec. 2, 2020—The winter holidays are a time of anticipation and meaning for many. They remind us of family traditions, our childhoods, and an array of expectations. This year, COVID-19 also will change our holiday celebrations. Vanderbilt Work/Life Connections-EAP shares some tips for navigating the holidays and managing the negative feelings this holiday season may bring.
Nov. 16, 2020—While many Vanderbilt students will be physically distant from campus over the extended winter break, the Student Care Network is committed to ensuring that students do not feel disconnected from campus support services.
Nov. 9, 2020—The Student Care Network recognizes that Vanderbilt students may be feeling stress in anticipation of the end of the semester or preparing to leave campus for the extended winter break.
Oct. 7, 2020—While symptom monitoring and testing are important parts of the university’s “Anchor Down. Step Up.” campaign, the overall well-being of the entire community is paramount. During this time, the university encourages all Commodores to check in not only with themselves, but also other community members.
Jul. 22, 2020—Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development Autumn Kujawa, who studies the development of mood and anxiety disorders, has conducted one of the first longitudinal studies on mental health outcomes from COVID-19 and finds there is high potential for recovery when the pandemic situation improves.
Jul. 16, 2020—Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos, a longtime advocate for education and research on mental health, is a new trustee of McLean Hospital, a world leader in treatment of psychiatric disorders.
Apr. 6, 2020—To support Vanderbilt community members, the Office of Student Care Coordination, the University Counseling Center, the Center for Student Wellbeing and the Employee Assistance Program have compiled tips on ways individuals can take care of their mental health and well-being throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.