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Mental Health & Well-Being

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The BHWISE Lifespan program recruits and trains advanced-year MSW students to provide behavioral health services to clients of all ages who live in underserved communities. Additionally, the program has created new interprofessional courses in behavioral health across the health professions. BHWISE Fellows have been supported in their advanced practicum year with a stipend of $10,000 per student. (PIs: Paul Sacco & Michele Beaulieu)

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This project aims to development a technology-based sexual health promotion and HIV intervention for young Black adults in collaboration with young Black adults. (PI: Jaih Craddock) 

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We aim to fuel innovation and provide resources to develop infrastructure so evidence-based and emerging practices can be implemented widely. We believe in person-centered and recovery-oriented approaches that uplift the role of peer support. We are committed to a strong and collaborative partnership between academics and community providers, where research informs practice and practice informs research – where together we build sustainable resources for successful recovery. (PIs: Jay Unick & Michelle Tuten)

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Healthy Men Michigan was a state-wide public health campaign designed to engage working-age men throughout Michigan in online screening and referrals for suicide prevention and invite them to participate in a randomized control trial to test Man Therapy (www.ManTherapy.org). Man Therapy was compared to the use of a basic online depression screening and referral website. This project was the first randomized control trial testing the effectiveness of Man Therapy to prevent suicide for working-aged men. (PI: Jodi Frey)

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This project employs a mixed methods design to study utilization of and outcomes from using the Interactive Screening Program (ISP), an online screening, referral and support program that connects employees with an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselor, peer support counselor, or other authorized mental health professional. ISP, developed and maintained by the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, is an innovative online program that provides employees with an opportunity to anonymously connect with a behavioral health professional and receive support designed to prevent suicide and encourage help-seeking. (PI: Jodi Frey)

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Adolescent religiosity As a Predictor of Wellbeing In Young Adulthood 

Religiosity has been identified as a significant predictor of wellbeing during adolescence. Much less is known about whether the benefits of adolescent religiosity extend into early adulthood. This study explores the association between religiosity in adolescence and wellbeing in early adulthood and whether the associations vary by sex or race. (PI: Theda Rose)

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The Mediating Role of Flexible Workplace Policies on Employees’ Health and Well-being

Flexible work policies and programs can have beneficial or detrimental effects on the workplace and on workers. Researchers working on this project conducted an extensive systematic review of research related to flexible workplace policies and how these policies and options affected employee mental health and well-being. (PI: Philip Osteen)

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Psychosocial Problems, Positive Development, and Educational Outcomes

Despite a reduction in racial gaps, educational achievement remains a major public health crisis for black adolescents. The study explores how developmental assets mediate and moderate relations between psychosocial problems and educational outcomes among black youth, while considering the effect of contextual factors. Further, the study investigates whether these relations vary by cultural factors (ethnicity, racial socialization), sex, and younger versus older youth. Study findings will improve precision in identifying culturally relevant targets of interventions designed to promote better educational outcomes among black youth and address racial disparities in adolescent educational outcomes. (PI: Theda Rose)