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Businesses and community benefit when mental health, psychological safety are prioritized.
The Washougal School District (WSD) has become the first school district in Washington state to partner with the University of Oregon Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health.
A new study from the Ballmer Institute's incoming Executive Director finds that robust social safety nets such as state-level anti-poverty policies may help mitigate the effects of poverty on children’s brain development.
The language that adolescent girls use in texts and on social media reflects day-to-day changes in their moods, new research from Ballmer Faculty Leadership Council member Nick Allen shows.
In U.S. states that provide financial assistance for low-income families, the difference is evident in children’s brains, researchers report.
Researchers studied high- and low-income children and compared how much support states provided. They found anti-poverty programs helped narrow gaps in mental health and brain development.
Researchers from the University of Oregon reviewed over 22,000 messages between 30 girls, ages 11 to 15, in Eugene, which showed day-to-day changes in their moods.
Both students and employees are urged to be aware of campus services, help others.
A new study from Ballmer Faculty Leadership Council member Nick Allen suggests the language used in texts and on social media by adolescent girls can provide insight into their mental health, according to UO officials.
New study by Ballmer Institute's Incoming Executive Director finds robust aid programs cut disparities in structure, mental health, especially in states where cost of living is high.
The Ballmer Institute's Incoming Executive Director Katie McLaughlin, and her Harvard team's new study finds macrostructural characteristics, such as cost of living and state-level anti-poverty programs, relate to the magnitude of socioeconomic disparities in brain development and mental health.
Research by Ballmer Faculty Leadership Council member Nick Allen is highlighted.
After nearly a year of behind-the-scenes planning, changes to the new northeast Portland campus will start to be more visible this month.
School-based depression prevention programs may reduce the risk of depression diagnoses and depressive symptoms in K-12 students, according to new findings from University of Oregon researchers.
This new study features research from Leslie Leve, Ballmer affiliate faculty member.