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National Depression on College Campuses Conference to Be Held at U-M on March 18-19
Date:2/9/2009

Focus of this year's conference is 'Changing Perspectives'

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Does a crisis have to occur in order for colleges and universities to allocate funding for detecting and treating students' depression?

That's one of the fundamental questions that will be addressed during the seventh annual national Depression on College Campuses Conference, which will be held at the University of Michigan on March 18 and 19.

"We pay a lot of attention to depression and related problems among college students should a tragedy occur on campus," says John Greden, M.D., executive director of the U-M Depression Center. "Our goal with this conference is to identify ways in which campus leaders can be more proactive in planning and implementing student mental health programs to prevent crises, rather than reacting to them after the fact."

Other areas of focus for this year's conference:

  • Veterans: Students who have also been soldiers often face challenges and issues that are very different from those of their classmates. A session at the conference will focus on the unique perspectives of student veterans, featuring Derek Blumke, co-founder of Student Veterans of America, and a number of other national leaders.

  • Student workshop: The conference will feature a 3.5 hour workshop designed specifically for students, focusing on peer-to-peer support and advocacy strategies. In addition, the third annual Student Mental Health Advocate Award will be presented, recognizing outstanding student leadership in the area of campus mental health. Other workshops will be offered for faculty, staff and clinicians, including sessions on critical incidents management and motivational interviewing.

Conference details

What: 7th Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference: "Changing Perspectives"

When: March 18 and 19

Where: University of Michigan's Rackham Graduate School, 915 East Washington St., Ann Arbor, Mich.

Cost: $125 for non-students, free for students from any campus

Register online: www.depressioncenter.org

Who should attend: Representatives from mental health groups, academic advisers, counselors, nurses, physicians, university leaders, and anyone else with an interest in the topic.

For more information: Contact Trish Meyer at meyerpa@umich.edu or 734-763-7495

Contributors to the conference include: Katherine and Tom Goldberg, and the following U-M units: Medical School, College of Engineering, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Office of the Provost, School of Social Work, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, University Health Service, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Office of the Vice President - Division of Student Affairs, Law School, School of Nursing, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, Office of the Dean - College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, School of Information, and School of Natural Resources and Environment.

About the Depression on College Campuses conference: The annual, two-day event explores the ways colleges and universities can identify and implement the changes needed in order to most effectively support the mental health of their students.

The University of Michigan Depression Center is the nation's first-ever comprehensive center dedicated to patient care, research, education and public policy in depression and bipolar disorder. Founded in 2001, its mission is to detect depression and bipolar disorders early, treat them earlier and more effectively, prevent recurrences and progression, counteract stigma, and improve public policy. More than 200 faculty, staff and students from throughout the University are members of the center.


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