Grand Rapids researchers links parasite with suicide
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Patrick Center October 1, 2012 | WGVU
Roughly one million people make a suicide attempt each year. The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control says nearly 37,000 Americans killed themselves in 2009. What’s causing so many people to take their lives?
From her Grand Rapids laboratory at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, Dr. Lena Brundin has narrowed her search to three possibilities; Herpes virus, Phytomega virus and Toxoplasma gondii. All three can cause infections in the brain. But its Toxoplasma gondii that’s been linked to suicide research and it’s common around the world.
Friday Giving back at Christmas time Grand Rapids MI December 6, 2013 | WGVU The newly founded celebration of Giving Tuesday has helped increase awareness of the need to support charitable institutions and non-profits.
Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, David Moore explores the subject of holiday giving with Dr. Michael Moody, Frey Foundation Chair for Family Foundations and Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University’s Johnson Center for Philanthropy.
Wednesday Beating holiday stress one task at a time Undated December 4, 2013 | WGVU Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, David Moore chats with Mary Jo Thiel, psychologist at Grand Valley State University’s counseling center, about holiday stress and why it seems to plague so many of us. ListenDownload Facing your fears December 4, 2013 | WGVU Dr. Norman Rosenthal is best known as the psychiatrist to first diagnose seasonal affect disorder. He's written eight books. His latest is "The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections." ListenDownload