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UW–Madison to launch novel research on suicide prevention and well-being

October 5, 2023

With up to $14 million in federal funding, the Center for Healthy Minds and the Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness will investigate how complementary neuroscience and meditation-based interventions could target and repair the areas of the brain that control emotional regulation and cognitive flexibility.

Students of innovative course report significantly improved mental health and flourishing

September 21, 2022

Students enrolled in an experimental course called The of Art and Science of Human Flourishing demonstrated improved mental health and flourishing, according to researchers at the UW–Madison Center for Healthy Minds and collaborators.

Can a virtual reality game help teens regulate emotions?

March 9, 2022

Researchers at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health are studying the potential of the game, in which players can only move around in a three-dimensional environment through deep breathing — which, in turn, relieves their anxiety.

UW Police, UHS Mental Health Services partner to help students in crisis

October 1, 2021

Through a partnership between student groups, University Health Services and the University of Wisconsin Police Department, there's a new resource responding with police to students experiencing a mental health crisis: Two trained mental health professionals.

The Bandana Project: Allies for mental health

July 28, 2020

The bright green bandanas twirling from students’ backpacks are a statement of support for their classmates who may be struggling with mental health issues or suicidal thoughts.

In Wisconsin, 3 in 5 people with Down syndrome diagnosed with dementia by age 55

October 28, 2019

A UW–Madison researcher says the findings "show us areas where we need to invest resources in services, treatment and research.”

Task force will recommend strategies to strengthen student mental health services

March 6, 2019

A newly created campus task force will review mental health resources and related supports at UW–Madison and provide recommendations for a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to…

Certificate program helps address state’s mental health care needs

February 28, 2019

The School of Nursing's Psychiatric Mental Health Care Certificate program helps health care providers throughout Wisconsin get certified to prescribe and diagnose in mental health cases.

Nearly three years in, The Bandana Project’s impact continues to grow on campus, elsewhere

October 3, 2018

A mental-health initiative begun by a UW–Madison student more than 2½ years ago has now distributed nearly 3,500 lime green bandanas to Badgers while expanding to other campuses in the country.

UW–Madison center takes lead in improving mental health services in Great Lakes region

August 30, 2018

A new UW–Madison tech transfer center funded by a $3.7 million federal grant will provide training and technical assistance to support the region’s mental health workforce, covering treatment and recovery services.

Exit Interview: University Health Services Director Sarah Van Orman

June 13, 2017

Van Orman departs this month to take on a new role as the associate vice provost for student affairs and chief student health officer at the University of Southern California.

Video: Exercise can relieve student stress, boost grades

November 9, 2016

Many students find that exercise — such as running or yoga — can relieve stress, and experts say it even leads to a higher GPA.

Wisconsin partnership program awards community improvement grants

July 28, 2016

MADISON – The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has awarded nine grants totaling more than $400,000 to organizations throughout Wisconsin.