UCCF Carries Out U-M Campus Suicide Prevention Program

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The University of Michigan, as the flagship public university in Michigan, educates over 43,000 students a year and is the largest employer in the state. Despite strong institutional commitment to mental health services, 24 percent of U-M students report thinking about suicide, while 11.3 percent ahve seriously considered attempting suicide at least once in the last academic year.  Additionally, 1.1 …

MARI Offices Closed Monday September 4,2017

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All Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2017 in celebration of Labor Day. We will resume our normal operating hours on Tuesday, September 5. We will reply to web and phone inquiries as quickly as we can once we return. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend! Emergency Services Please …

October Session | University of Michigan Aphasia Program

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The Road to Recovery The University of Michigan’s Aphasia Program, or UMAP, is an intensive speech-language therapy program that provides individuals battling aphasia with the tools they need to rebuild and improve their communication skills and begin their recovery. Using the life participation approach and a variety of therapy modes, our certified speech-language pathologists use a curriculum that combines individual, …

November Session | University of Michigan Aphasia Program

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The Road to Recovery The University of Michigan’s Aphasia Program, or UMAP, is an intensive speech-language therapy program that provides individuals battling aphasia with the tools they need to rebuild and improve their communication skills and begin their recovery. Using the life participation approach and a variety of therapy modes, our certified speech-language pathologists use a curriculum that combines individual, …

Fall 2017 Sessions | U-M Aphasia Community

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University of Michigan Aphasia Community This September marks the beginning of our fall sessions for UMAC. Interested in meeting others with aphasia, learning their stories, and making connections? Come join us for one of the upcoming sessions. What: UMAC is a group communication program where you can meet others with aphasia, while boosting your language skills in a supportive environment. All members …

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Self-Compassion: How Being Nice to Yourself is Bigger than it Sounds

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Self-compassion, while sometimes underestimated, can be an effective, research-backed approach to addressing mental health challenges. It has been used and widely studied in different fields — for example as a means of helping nurses deal with job-related stress and anxiety, to aiding in addiction recovery in teens. It is now offered as a group therapy option through the University Psychological …

August Session | University of Michigan Aphasia Program

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The Road to Recovery The University of Michigan’s Aphasia Program, or UMAP, is an intensive speech-language therapy program that provides individuals battling aphasia with the tools they need to rebuild and improve their communication skills and begin their recovery. Using the life participation approach and a variety of therapy modes, our certified speech-language pathologists use a curriculum that combines individual, …

September Session | University of Michigan Aphasia Program

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The Road to Recovery The University of Michigan’s Aphasia Program, or UMAP, is an intensive speech-language therapy program that provides individuals battling aphasia with the tools they need to rebuild and improve their communication skills and begin their recovery. Using the life participation approach and a variety of therapy modes, our certified speech-language pathologists use a curriculum that combines individual, …

MARI Offices Closed July 4, 2017

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All Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in celebration of Independence Day. We will resume our normal operating hours on Wednesday, July 5. We will reply to web and phone inquiries as quickly as we can once we return. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend! Emergency Services Please remember …

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UCLL at KidZone: Join Us!

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UCLL will host an afternoon of fun learning — and bear hunting! — at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival KidZone tent on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The event runs from 5-8 p.m. and features a packed agenda of events for kids as well as adults. Join in the fun: Come with us on a multi-sensory bear hunt. Explore how music …

UMAP’s Expertise Tapped in Article About Aphasia

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Aphasia, the family of communication disorders that affect an estimated two million people in the U.S., is not often talked about. When it is discussed, many don’t realize the speech-language issues that follow a stroke, head injury or illness have a specific name. In a recent U.S. News & World Report article about the challenges of aphasia and what can be …

MARI Office Closed May 29, 2017

MARI Offices Closed May 29, 2017

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MARI Offices Closed Memorial Day All Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in celebration of Memorial Day. We will resume our normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 30. We will reply to web and phone inquiries as quickly as we can once we return. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday …

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce Workshop: July Session

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A free Parenting Through Separation and Divorce workshop will be held on Monday, July 10.  If you’re going through a separation or divorce and would like help navigating the pitfalls and potential minefields and to ensure your children are receiving the support they need, consider attending one or several of our free sessions. This program is also an approved alternative to the …

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce Workshop

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce Workshop: June Session

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A free Parenting Through Separation and Divorce workshop will be held on Monday, June 5.  If you’re going through a separation or divorce and would like help navigating the pitfalls and potential minefields and to ensure your children are receiving the support they need, consider attending one or several of our free sessions. This program is also an approved alternative to the …

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Walk Out of the Darkness: April at U-M

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The Mary A. Rackham Institute and its centers are participating in the U-M campus Out of the Darkness walk on Friday, April 7. All are welcome and invited to participate — either in walking or in helping support the cause via a “virtual” walk fundraiser. Mental health advocacy group Active Minds will host the event in conjunction with the American …

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce Workshop: May Session

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The free Parenting Through Separation and Divorce workshop returns on Monday, May 1.  If you’re going through a separation or divorce and would like help navigating the pitfalls and potential minefields and to ensure your children are receiving the support they need, consider attending one or several of our free sessions. This program is also an approved alternative to the SMILE Program …

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Mastering the American Accent: A Workshop for Non-Native Speakers

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A Workshop to Enhance Student Communication Skills If English is not your first language, and you would like to work on your speaking and listening abilities, the University Center for Language and Literacy is offering a special program to help master the accent and build your communication skills. The program will help you “hear” the American accent for better listening, …

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UMAP Research Explores New Advances in Aphasia Treatment tDCS

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A new method for potentially treating language disorders and prompting language recovery has emerged. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a form of brain stimulation researchers are exploring as treatment for a number of conditions, including aphasia. Aphasia is a speech-language disorder that can occur when a stroke, head trauma, or illness causes injury to the language centers of the brain. …

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MARI’s Commitment to Diversity

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Our Commitment to Diversity Due to the federal government recently enacting several executive orders addressing immigration policies, we at MARI would like to emphasize our continued commitment to diversity. The office of the University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel issued several policy statements in response to the orders making clear the stance of the University on those policies related …

Power Outage Notice

Power Outage at Washington Street Office – UPDATED

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Power Outage Update All services have resumed post-power outage: Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. Thank you for your understanding while we worked to correct the issue. If You Have An Appointment Scheduled If you have an appointment scheduled for Jan. 13 before 11 a.m.,  you likely have already heard from one of our representatives to reschedule your time. …