February 15 , 2018

Depression Center members featured during Michigan Medicine Facebook Live chat on depression, teens, and suicide 
Recording Available

Depression Center members Drs. Polly Gipson and Cynthia Ewell Foster (who also directs the U-M Center for the Child and Family) were panelists during a live Michigan Medicine web chat on teens, depression and suicide this week. You can watch a recording of this event here or on YouTube.
  • Also be sure to reference this new resource document developed for the chat that identifies way to  find mental health treatment locally and nationally here.

Camp Kid Power at the U-M Department of Psychiatry helps young children overcome disabling anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder

The day camp was designed to help young children lessen severe anxiety by strengthening their executive functioning skills. Depression Center members Drs. Kate Fitzgerald, Maria Muzik and Kate Rosenblum are all principal investigators for this project.  [ Read More ]

16th Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference Kicks off March 13
March 13-14, 2018

Registration is open for the annual Depression on College Campuses conference. The conference theme is "Depression on College Campuses: Redesigning Structures, Spaces, and Processes to Promote Wellness." Any academic advisors, counselors, students, parents, health educators, psychiatrists, psychologists, and others are invited to register! The agenda has been posted. [ Learn More ]

Read our press release to learn about our two keynote lectures.

Bright Nights Community Forum: The Adolescent Brain: Substance Use, Depression, and Recovery
March 20, 2018

The University of Michigan Depression Center's Bright Nights public forum series gives community members the opportunity to obtain up-to-date information on a variety of topics related to depression. The forums are designed to allow for discussion and Q & A between audience members and expert panelists. The March 20 session will cover "The Adolescent Brain: Substance Use, Depression, and Recovery." Stay tuned for more information on this Bright Nights event . [ Learn More ]

Bright Nights Community Forum: Understanding Bipolar Disorder
April 25, 2018

Bipolar Disorder can be a devastating illness, for both individuals and families. It is a chronic disease with unstable and unpredictable moods. However, the positive news is that bipolar disorder is treatable, and new research advances are underway. Join experts to learn more about the latest research on the causes and treatments for bipolar disorder on April 25 (7-9 p.m.) at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, Michigan. A presentation by Melvin McInnis, M.D., research director for the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program at U-M, in collaboration with Kadima, and a panel of experts to answer the audience's questions. Organizations focusing on mental health services will have information tables at this event. This free event is open to the public, but pre-registration is required.  [ Register Here ]
Cheryl King, Ph.D., a leading expert in child and adolescent suicide prevention, emphasizes the need for a community approach and an open line of communication for families.

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction: What's Available, What Works
Depression Center member Dr. Jonathan Morrow recommends that everyone battling opioid use disorder keep Narcan at home for emergencies -- and seek information about available addiction therapies.
One Medical Student's Mission to Erase the Stigma of Depression
No doctor in training should be penalized for addressing his or her mental health, one U-M student says. How she and her school are working to change attitudes. Srijan Sen, M.D., Ph.D. a U-M associate professor of psychiatry and the Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Professor of Depression and Neurosciences was interviewed for this blog and has been a supporter of this project. 

Efforts to Curb Risky Sedative Use in Older Patients Brings Progress, Challenges
A new study finds that steps to reduce prescriptions of a class of drugs that poses special hazard for older people are working. But many at-risk patients still receive them. Donovan Maust, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and a Depression Center member conducted this research that was just published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
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