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OSU Medicine, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture partner to study mental health of farmers and ranchers

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry was awarded a $500,000 grant by the United States Department of Agriculture to study mental health conditions of farmers and ranchers in Oklahoma, as well as develop ways to assist rural Oklahomans struggling with their mental health. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture has partnered with OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU Extension to spearhead this initiative.
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Maintaining mental health while social distancing

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

During this time of social distancing, some people feel alone and isolated, others overwhelmed dealing with children out of school, working from home and uncertain finances. Medical professionals and their families are especially stressed right now.

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Finding Hope with Mental Health Awareness Training

Fri, Apr 05, 2019

Entitled “Finding Hope,” the three-year project will expand and enhance awareness training efforts to better prepare individuals and emergency services personnel to identify mental illness, employ de-escalation techniques, establish referral linkages, and connect individuals to available community resources.

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OSU DHM awarded NextFifty grant to explore innovative dementia programs

Tue, Feb 12, 2019

The Oklahoma State University Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising has been selected as a grant recipient by the NextFifty Initiative, a Denver-based nonprofit foundation dedicated to funding innovative, mission-driven initiatives that improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers.

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Mothers’ invisible workload is damaging their mental health

Wed, Jan 30, 2019

Unseen mental checklists accompany motherhood, changing as children are shepherded from infancy to adulthood, and researchers from Oklahoma State University and Arizona State University have defined the price mothers pay doing this invisible labor: less satisfaction with their lives and their partnerships.

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Oklahoma State University provides new mental health resources to students

Wed, Jan 23, 2019

University Counseling Services at Oklahoma State University-Stillwater has expanded its mental health services for students both on and off campus.

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