depression http://michiganradio.org en New documentary shows how Michigan families cope with loss http://michiganradio.org/post/new-documentary-shows-how-michigan-families-cope-loss <p>Suffering loss and going through grief is a part of the human experience. There's not one of us who will skate through life without having to cope with losing someone close to us.</p><p>But sometimes that loss is sudden and horrifying. How can someone possibly climb back out of that pit of grief?</p><p>That's the question addressed in a new documentary called "Transforming Loss." In it, we meet six Michigan families who have managed to triumph, transform, and grow, despite indescribable heartbreak. And they have lessons for each of us.</p><p>The filmmaker and licensed psychotherapist Judith Burdick joined us in the studio.</p><p>Also in the studio was Elizabeth Guz, one of the people who shared her story of loss and transformation, a story that began when her teenage son committed suicide. Today she volunteers for the Heinz Prechter Bipolar Research Project at the University of Michigan Depression Center.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em> Wed, 29 May 2013 20:48:17 +0000 Stateside Staff 12765 at http://michiganradio.org New documentary shows how Michigan families cope with loss Proposed federal funding could boost U of M brain research http://michiganradio.org/post/proposed-federal-funding-could-boost-u-m-brain-research <p>Researchers at the University of Michigan are closely watching President Obama’s call for a big increase in federal funding for brain research.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>President Obama is proposing a 100 million dollar increase in federal funding for brain research.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>U of M has many different researchers studying the human brain.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; From Alzheimer’s disease to Depression, neuroscientists on the Ann Arbor campus are approaching the brain from a wide variety of specialties.</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:19:53 +0000 Steve Carmody 11971 at http://michiganradio.org Proposed federal funding could boost U of M brain research