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    Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb 26-Mar 1: Get in the Know

    For the 4th year in a row, we are proud to be a National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Awareness Week (Feb 26-March 3, 2024) collaborator and help NEDA in their goal to educate the public about eating disorders and to engage in efforts to provide hope and to engage support for individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

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    Salsa Dancing, a Youth Advisory Board and Peer Support for Mental Health

    Joshua Calarino, a member of our Youth Advisory Board, about ways getting involved in his community has helped his mental health

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  • Transitions researcher Lourah Kelly to explore the functionality of a novel avatar-guided digital health platform for young adults.

    Transitions researcher Lourah Kelly to explore the functionality of a novel avatar-guided digital health platform for young adults.

    Lourah Kelly, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, was awarded a three-year, $750,000 project grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to explore the functionality of a novel avatar-guided digital health platform for young adults.  

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  • Why Millennials and Gen Z Love Nostalgia & How it Impacts Mental Health

    Why Millennials and Gen Z Love Nostalgia & How it Impacts Mental Health

    Do you find yourself going back to your childhood favorite shows and movies like Wizards of Waverly Place, Mulan, or Max and Ruby? Maybe you find yourself playing your old games like Webkinz, The Sims, and Pokemon. It’s actually quite common if sometimes all you want to do after a long day of work is consume the nostalgic content you grew up with. But what we wanted to know is, what is it about nostalgia that soothes us? Why do we find comfort in the things from our past? Can nostalgia be intentionally implemented as a tool to help us cope with our stressors in life? Join us as we explore these questions and discuss our childhood favorites to hopefully give you your own dose of nostalgia for the day. 

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