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CHM and the Division of the Arts announce Arts for Healthy Minds grants opportunity
November 20, 2023

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to announce an exciting partnership between the Division of the Arts and the Center for Healthy Minds (CHM). This call for proposals, "Arts for Healthy Minds: Centering Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Arts Practices in Advancing Human Flourishing, Belonging, and Well-being in Higher Education," invites ffaculty, staff and graduate students to embark on creative arts research activities that embody these insights.

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Study finds mindfulness training may not be enough to increase eco-friendliness
October 23, 2023

Could general well-being practices like meditation encourage eco-friendly behaviors and attitudes? As the climate crisis accelerates ecological disasters around the world, scientists’ investigations into this longstanding question have taken on greater urgency.

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Experts Urge Prioritization of Prosociality for Public Health
October 19, 2023

A multidisciplinary team of national researchers, including Dr. Richard Davidson, founder and director of University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds, has issued an urgent call to funding agencies and organizations to support “building the science” of prosociality as a public health priority, in a new paper published by Nature Human Behaviour.

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Center for Healthy Minds and Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness at UW–Madison to launch novel research on well-being and suicide prevention
October 5, 2023

The need for innovative, science-backed interventions for suicide prevention and for cultivating well-being as a prevention strategy is paramount. A multi-disciplinary team of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers, led by the Center for Healthy Minds and the Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness, is set to begin a highly novel, multi-phase study, dedicated to exploring solutions.

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Cool Class: This Course is Improving Students’ Mental Health
September 18, 2023

The Art & Science of Human Flourishing is a collaborative course that helps students develop their own mindfulness toolkit to navigate their first year of college and beyond. And a recent study shows it works. Now, professors and researchers are hoping to find a way to share their findings beyond the classroom and in the community.

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Feeling like Barbie? Here are tips for finding purpose in the real world, based on science
August 30, 2023

In this summer's blockbuster movie of the same name, Barbie stares down an existential crisis. For humans in the real world, Center for Healthy Minds has some well-tested guidance, along with a free app, for navigating life's challenges and cultivating well-being.