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‘The Science of Violence and Compassion’ set for May 4

Apr. 26, 2017—Please join us for the final Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research outreach event, "The Science of Violence and Compassion," featuring Jeremy Richman of The Avielle Foundation.

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What happens when Western psychiatry goes global?

Mar. 6, 2017—A March conference at Vanderbilt about "The Global Psyche" will feature two keynote speeches open to the public

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Chancellor invites campus community to series of January events promoting mental health and well-being

Jan. 12, 2017—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a series of January events designed to further conversations around healthy help-seeking behavior and creating a culture in which the stigma of seeking support can be eradicated.

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Exhibition explores role of art therapy in mental health recovery

Nov. 10, 2016—A Department of Art exhibition examining the role of art therapy in the recovery process of patients being treated for mental disorders has been curated by alumna Lindsey Lybrand.

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Students invited to participate in Healthy Minds Study

Oct. 24, 2016—As part of Vanderbilt’s commitment to enhancing its community members’ mental health and well-being, all undergraduate, graduate and professional students will be invited to participate in the Healthy Minds Study, a web-based survey designed to assess students’ mental health status, health behaviors and use of health services.

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Mental health and well-being services expanded for graduate and professional students and postdoctoral fellows

Oct. 3, 2016—Ensuring that graduate and professional students and postdoctoral fellows have access to mental health and well-being support is the aim of new enhancements being launched this fall.

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Mental health and well-being focus of chancellor’s committee, new campuswide initiative

Sep. 22, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has empaneled a committee to consider and make recommendations on how the university can further support holistic and inclusive approaches to supporting mental health and well-being.

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Chancellor, provost mark opening of Center for Student Wellbeing

Aug. 31, 2016—A place to build community and well-being practices that lead to lifelong success is how university officials described the new Center for Student Wellbeing at its grand opening on Wednesday.

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Tips for talking about mental health in the workplace

Jul. 6, 2016—The following are some suggestions for how to discuss mental health concerns or experiences in the workplace that may help co-workers and managers navigate some of those barriers.

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Experts on mass shootings, guns in America, and political perceptions after terrorism

Jun. 13, 2016—Vanderbilt University's Jonathan Metzl, a mental health and mass shootings expert, and Liz Zechmeister, who studies perceptions of political leaders after terrorism, shed light on the Orlando mass shooting.

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Incarceration’s hidden wounds revealed

Jun. 6, 2016—There’s a stark and troubling way that incarceration may diminish the ability of a former inmate to empathize with a loved one behind bars, but existing sociological theories fail to capture it.

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State of the Union address – Vanderbilt experts available

Jan. 7, 2016—President Obama is set to talk to the nation on Jan. 12 for his final State of the Union address. Vanderbilt has an array of experts available.

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