An Investment in Mental Health Research

Barbara Abrams ’69 generously established the Barbara Leadholm Abrams Community Mental Health Research Fund at the School of Nursing. The Abrams Research Fund will in large part support the work of Professor Earlise Ward, PhD.

UW Alumna Sadat Abiri’s Global Fight Against Mental Health Stigma

Sadat Abiri ’99, MSN ’10, MPH ’12 is a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner and a mental health advocate, particularly for immigrants and the homeless. Abiri is bringing leaders and psychiatrists from Africa to Madison to continue their conversation about dispelling mental health myths and stigma as well as to increase access to mental health care.

What Nurses Know about Opioids

The opioid epidemic continues to claim lives, disrupt families and challenge communities, but nurses are hardly standing idly by. In many settings, they are creating solutions, implementing new programs, and driving change for nurses, patients, health systems and communities.   

Study: Division I college athletes outpace student peers in mental health

A new study of students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison finds the university’s Division I athletes in enviable psychological shape—reporting a level of mental well-being far above their non-athlete classmates.That’s a bit of a surprise to Traci Snedden, the UW–Madison professor of nursing who led the study, which was published by the American Journal of Health Promotion.