1. StudentLife: Assessing Mental Health, Academic Performance and Behavioral Trends of College Students using Smartphones

    Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues have built the first smartphone app that automatically reveals students’ mental health, academic performance and behavioral trends. The StudentLife app, which compares students’ happiness, stress, depression and loneliness to their academic performance, also may be used in the general population – for example, to monitor...
  2. America’s Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness

    Nearly 2.5 million children across the United States, or one in thirty, experienced homelessness in 2013, up some 8 percent on a year-over-year basis and an historic high, a report from the National Center on Family Homelessness at the American Institutes for Research finds. According to the report, America’s Youngest...
  3. The Art of Yoga Project for Incarcerated Adolescent Girls

    Because incarcerated teen girls warrant age-appropriate, gender-specific and culturally sensitive rehabilitative services, AYP has developed an innovative gender-responsive intervention that combines yoga and creative art. An overwhelming number of incarcerated teen girls are victims themselves, caught in cycles of violence and abuse. Nationally, 70 to 90 percent of girls in...
  4. Implementing Curricular and Institutional Climate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who Are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming, or Born with DSD

    Health care disparities continue to be experienced by people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), gender nonconforming, and/or are born with differences in sex development (DSD). To reduce these disparities, all health care providers must learn to address the specific health care needs of these populations, and health care...
  5. Perceived Racism and Suicide Ideation: Mediating Role of Depression but Moderating Role of Religiosity among African American Adults

    Religious beliefs and practices may reduce thoughts of suicide among African-American adults in stressful life events induced by racial discrimination, according to a new research study conducted at the University of Houston (UH). “African-Americans experience an inordinate amount of psychological strain through racial discrimination, leading to depression, hopelessness and other...