Mental Health and Psychological Well-being Research Community

Mental Health and Psychological Well-being Research Community

The Mental Health and Psychological Well-being SIG is dedicated to the promotion of evidence-based scholarship regarding the full spectrum of mental health and psychological well-being. We seek to advance research regarding the intersection of psychological science, mental health, and well-being across the lifespan.

Mission

Mission: 
The mission of the group is to advance scholarship regarding the full spectrum of mental health and psychological well-being through interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

Vision

Vision: 
The group vision includes: (1) To engage interdisciplinary research interests in the full spectrum of mental health and psychological well-being. (2) To support professional development for students, faculty, and alumni regarding psychological research. (3) To address the need for mental health and psychological well-being research within the Research Hub and Center for Health Engineering and Research. (4) To become an advocate and leading research SIG within the Center for Health Engineering and Research and Research Hub. (5) To become a vital component of the KWB Academies.

Recent News

Recent Blogs

Meta-Ethnography, Qualitative Research, Mental Illness Stigma, and Healthcare Practitioners: Lessons from the Order of the Golden Dozen

 

Listen, Protect, Connect--Model & Teach: Psychological First Aid (PFA)

California's December 2017 wildfire situation reaffirms the importance of resiliency, positive coping, and problem-so

Postpartum Depression and the Working Woman

When the workforce is comprised of at least 52% women (US Department of Labor, 2015) and 78% of those women are of childbearing age (US Department of Labor, 2016), one would wonder how motherhood in the workplace is managing.

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Recent Research Projects

Stress Management Techniques Used by Faculty in the Asynchronous Learning Environment

Project Lead: 
Barbara Kennedy
Project Description: 

The asynchronous learning environment is characterized by complexities such as maintaining proficiency with organizational and technology changes, class management, perceptions of isolation, and classroo

Type of Project: 

The Stigma of Mental Illness for Mothers Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in First Year Postpartum

Project Description: 

A diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder (BD) in the postpartum period directly impacts the mother, infant and family. The stigma of mental illness for new mothers is a powerful obstacle to care, preventing women from accessing critical care and support. Lack of medical care for women suffering from BD in postpartum period has been associated with increased risk of maternal morbidity and mortality. The problem to be addressed in this grounded theory study is the lack of knowledge regarding the stigma of mental illness for mothers diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD) in the first year postpartum.

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Mental Health and Psychological Well-being Research Community

Areas Of Research Interest

Mental Health Psychological Well-being I/O Psychology Research Trauma Psychology