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Presented By: Exploring the Mind

UM Psychology Community Talk

Patricia Deldin, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Clinical Science Chair and Director of Clinical Training

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Mood Lifters: A new approach to mental health care.

"Everyone faces problems with relationships, work, life transitions (such as job loss), and other challenges that make life less joyful. In fact, at any given time, 70% of people report feeling stress and over 30% report symptoms of anxiety and depression. Many people do not feel comfortable visiting a psychologist or psychiatrist to get help. They want to get better on their own. They are afraid to be labeled as “crazy” or seen as weak. Others cannot afford the high cost of traditional mental health care. Further, many people can’t find well trained providers who provide the latest, scientifically proven care. There are simply too few providers who can provide effective mental health care when it is needed. The lack of comfort, high cost, long waiting lists and shortage of providers are constant barriers to getting help with these common problems. You will hear about Mood Lifters is a new, peer-led, instant access, affordable and science-based program designed to improve mental wellness and decrease sadness and anxiety. Mood Lifters weaves together the most effective biological, psychological and social techniques, based on cutting edge research, to provide strategies that people can use to make changes, develop healthy habits and live the life they want. Mood Lifters was developed by a University of Michigan professor and is scientifically proven to reduce depression and anxiety and increase joy and empowerment.

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