Category Archives: In the News

U-M Depression Center Leads Mental Health Awareness Kickoff Campaign with 13 Area High Schools

Conference part of Center’s Peer-to-Peer campaign which focuses on education around depression and anxiety The U-M Depression Center (UMDC) is organizing an educational conference for 13 area high schools to kick off the annual Peer-to-Peer Depression Awareness Campaign (P2P). The kickoff conference is taking place on October 24 at Pioneer High School and will focus

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Free screenings available Oct. 5 for National Depression Screening Day

Clinical depression is a medical illness affecting more than 19 million American adults each year. Like screenings for physical illnesses, screenings for mental and emotional health are important for overall wellness. In support of National Depression Screening Day on Thursday, October 5, several U-M programs are offering faculty, staff, students and the community free in-person and

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M-SPAN launching new program for Post-9/11 women veterans

This fall, the University of Michigan Depression Center’s Military Support Programs and Networks (M-SPAN) is launching After Her Service, a new resiliency skills and professional development program for Post-9/11 women veterans. Very few programs currently exist which are specifically designed for women veterans. In 2016, the M-SPAN team initiated a needs assessment to identify the

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U-M Department of Psychiatry receives $3.9 million dollar NIMH grant to improve student mental health

The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry was recently awarded a $3.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for a new study titled, “Improving Student Mental Health: Adaptive Implementation of School-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.” The trial will allow U-M researchers to study the effectiveness of different implementation strategies to improve access

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Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., Announced as Inaugural Winner of U-M Depression Center’s Translational Research Prize

Dr. Karl Deisseroth was just announced as the inaugural winner of the U-M Depression Center’s Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Translational Research Prize, an award worth $50,000. The newly established award is intended for a world-renowned scientist and honors breakthrough research accomplishments that advance knowledge in the understanding of underlying mechanisms and treatments in depressions, bipolar

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Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership: An Opportunity for Matched Funding

One in four adults will suffer from a mental illness in any given year. Mental or behavioral health issues can be debilitating independently, but unfortunately, over half of people living with mental illnesses also have additional general medical conditions. Managing multiple health issues can be complicated and costly, requiring multifaceted care management. Even with a

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Sarah Ketchen Lipson, Ph.D., Announced as Inaugural U-M Depression Center Eisenberg Scholar

Proposed research will develop and pilot tailored eHealth intervention to promote depression treatment among college populations ANN ARBOR – Sarah Ketchen Lipson, Ph.D., was just announced as the inaugural Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Scholar. The award, worth $100,000, was given for her proposed research on promoting the treatment of depressions, bipolar illnesses and related disorders

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Drs. Jon Dunlop and Lisa Anacker Receive 2017 Rappeport Fellowship from AAPL

Dr. Jon Dunlop and Dr. Lisa Anacker, both third year psychiatry residents, have won the prestigious 2017 Rappeport Fellowship from the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL). The Rappeport Fellowship is a highly competitive award given to outstanding residents with interests in psychiatry and the law. Drs. Dunlop and Anacker will attend the 2017

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