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TIP SHEET: Mental health and society expert can comment on Holmes sentence

Aug. 3, 2015—Jonathan Metzl of Vanderbilt University can comment on the sentencing of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.

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Vanderbilt experts can provide context on black church history and significance, mass shootings and mental health

Jun. 19, 2015—Dennis Dickerson, Sandra Barnes and Jonathan Metzl are available to provide valuable context to the tragedy in Charleston.

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July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Jul. 3, 2014—In 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives proclaimed July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, aiming to improve access to mental health treatment and services for multicultural communities through increased public awareness. Some minority groups may feel self-conscious or unsure about using mental health support services. Work/Life Connections–EAP offers anonymous online screenings...

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Physical signs of depression common among ICU survivors

Apr. 17, 2014—Depression affects more than one out of three survivors of critical illness, according to a Vanderbilt study released in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, and the majority of patients experience their symptoms physically rather than mentally.

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Effort focuses on mental health of young athletes

Oct. 10, 2013—The rate of mental illness is more than twice as high for those ages 18-25 than those 50 and older, and participating in college athletics can add even more mental pressures for young adults.

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(Lunch) Box series resumes with memoir of bipolar son

Sep. 3, 2013—Charlotte Pierce-Baker will discuss her memoir This Fragile Life: A Mother's Story of a Bipolar Son when Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a Philosophical Flavor with David Wood resumes Sept. 4.

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‘Whole Kid’ celebrates children’s mental health May 5

Apr. 26, 2012—The Whole Kid Festival, which celebrates Children’s Mental Health Week in the Middle Tennessee community, will take place on Saturday, May 5, at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend and enjoy entertainment and fun activities and gain information from various vendors. The event is free...

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Training addresses returning service members’ mental health needs

Dec. 21, 2011—A Vanderbilt-led workshop for military health care providers could lead to more post-deployment mental health referrals.

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Zeppos receives Jack C. Massey Leadership Award

Nov. 2, 2011—The Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee honored Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos with the 2011 Jack C. Massey Leadership Award at an awards dinner Nov. 1. The award is presented biennially in recognition of outstanding community leadership and considerable contributions to numerous causes that improve the lives of Middle Tennessee citizens. Zeppos has been a...

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Putting the body back into the mind of schizophrenia

Oct. 31, 2011—A study using a procedure called the rubber hand illusion has found striking new evidence that people experiencing schizophrenia have a weakened sense of body ownership and has produced the first case of a spontaneous, out-of-body experience in the laboratory.

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Landmark law and neuroscience network expands at Vanderbilt

Aug. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt University has been awarded a $4.85 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to manage the newly established MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience.

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Wellcast: Anonymous mental health screening tool

Jul. 20, 2011—Stephanie Dean, Assistant Manager of WLC-EAP, discusses the anonymous Mental Health screening which is available on the Work/Life Connections-EAP website. Listen here. Go to the Anonymous Mental Health Screening. Listen to interviews, tips and tidbits on a variety of health and wellness topics ranging from choosing child care to healthy dining to the civilized workplace. Listen...

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