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Experts and interested community members will be in Ann Arbor November 15, 2021 to discuss the current state of the mental health system in Michigan.

WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks to State Representative Felicia Brabec, who will be among those hosting the event to talk about existing barriers and ideas for improvement as part of the Michigan House Democrats’ Mental Health Listening Tour. 


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The need for mental health care in the Ann Arbor area and across the country continues to increase due to the many challenges in our world today. WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Ann Arbor psychologist Dr. Sharon Gold-Steinberg about "The Resourced Therapist," a collaboration with Carryn Lund providing an online platform that helps therapists and other helping professionals feel more effective, supported, and nourished in their work especially during these challenging times. 

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As the pandemic appears to be fading, reducing the chances of a threat to our physical health, the emotional toll from the last 15 months may be getting stronger.

Lisa Barry talks with Ann Arbor psychologist, author, and University of Michigan professor Dr. Robert Pasick about the increase in anxiety from all that we have been through and how to be emotionally stronger moving forward.


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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Tony King, an Ann Arbor psychologist, University of Michigan assistant professor of psychiatry, and researcher into several different mindfulness approaches and practices, about dealing with stress and anxiety, which has increased due to the last year in the pandemic.


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After a long campaign, multiple political claims, conflicts and controversies, and a couple of intense presidential debates, it is almost Election Day!

 

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with University of Michigan psychologist Dr. David Dunning about so-called "election anxiety" and how to cope with that yourself and with friends and loved ones.


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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and after everything that's been happening in our world recently, it may be more important than ever to talk about how you and your friends and family are doing.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Ann Arbor psychologist, University of Michigan professor, and author Dr. Robert Pasick about his latest ideas to cope with our current emotional struggles and keep mentally balanced at this difficult time.


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The coronavirus pandemic is taking its toll on many people’s mental health.


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It's difficult not to feel emotionally uneasy in light of the spreading coronavirus and the impact trying to stop the spread is having on our lives.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Melvin McInnis, director of the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program at the University of Michigan Depression Center, about ways to make sure we are staying emotionally healthy in these difficult times.


Focus On EMU: Reducing Student Anxiety With Therapy Dogs

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Every once in a while, students may feel the usual academic, athletic, or financial strain that comes with the whole college experience.  Luckily, Eastern Michigan University has a solution with its team of furry, four-legged friends.  In this week's "Focus on EMU," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Nick Pomante from EMU's Office of Wellness and Community Responsibility about its ongoing "Wellness Woof" program.


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Can you train your brain to be more positive? Psychologist Elisha Goldstein, co-founder of the Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles, is coming to Ann Arbor in early November, and he thinks you can with a bit of practice. In this week’s "Art and Soul," 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry speaks with him to learn more.