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Center for Healthy Minds will research machine learning predictions of well-being
May 22, 2023

Researchers are working on one possible solution that leverages artificial intelligence to deliver personalized well-being content through a person’s mobile device when they need it most.

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Q&A: Catching Up with the McNair-Center for Healthy Minds Scholars
May 12, 2023

We recently caught up with scholars Augusta Ike and Godwill Oke, who participated in the McNair-Center for Healthy Minds Scholars Program.

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'What’s the Big Idea?' Richard Davidson Speaks at Investiture Ceremony
April 13, 2023

Center for Healthy Minds Founder and Director Richard Davidson Speaks at UW–Madison Chancellor's Investiture in April 2023.

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For Stressed-out Grad Students, Mindfulness Makes Big Difference
March 22, 2023

While recent studies and polls indicate the nation is in the midst of a mental health crisis, the situation in academia is even more grim: Within the high-stress, high-pressure, often socially isolated world of advanced education, graduate students experience depression and anxiety at six times the rate of the general population.

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Following pandemic, educators are not all right but meditation could ease burden
January 19, 2023

A newly published CHM study is among the first to collect empirical data on school employees’ mental health early in the pandemic

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1-week group treatment program brings significant mental health benefits associated with epigenetic changes in teens with history of trauma
October 21, 2022

Globally in the past year, as many as 1 billion children experienced violence or neglect. A new collaborative study involving scientists at the UW–Madison Center for Healthy Minds provides physiological evidence that group therapy involving mindfulness, creative expression and reprocessing of traumatic experiences can help these victims begin to heal.