If you missed our event on Monday, May 16th, you can still watch the event below!
MSU Mental Health Research Connect (MHRC) is a program that seeks to foster two-way communication between mental health researchers at MSU and community members who stand to be impacted by mental health research. Through this program, we alert community members about research studies that they might be interested in learning more about, solicit input from community members about what they think mental health research should focus on, and sponsor regular outreach activities. This inaugural event will feature two members of our community advisory board who will share their personal experiences and thoughts about how research stands to improve mental health and two MSU researchers who will share their research on mental health and well-being. In addition, the director of MHRC will provide an overview of our vision and share what we have learned about how we can improve mental health research on campus from community member input.
Shermany Hickman, B.A., MHRC community advisory board member and mental health advocate (Talk title: “Potential Impact of MHRC for the Community”)
Patrick Kaufmann, BS, CPSS, MHRC community advisory board member and Employment and Education Peer Specialist, Integrated Services of Kalamazoo (Talk title: “Research helps people like me”)
Courtney Louis, M.A., Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at Michigan State University (Talk title: “How anxiety affects our thinking: what can neuroscience tell us?”)
William Chopik, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University (Talk title: “Friendship importance around the world: Links to mental and physical health”)
Katharine Thakkar, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University, Director of MSU Mental Health Research Connect (Talk title: “Mental Health Research Connect: Who we are and what we’re learning”