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2016 Conference Highlights

 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Opening Keynote Presentation

College, Mental Health, and Stigma Among the Millennials: What Do We Think, What Do We Know, What Can We Prove?
Bernice A. Pescosolido, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research, Indiana University

Workshops

  • Bystander Intervention Programs to Enhance Student Connection, Mental Health, and Campus Climate: Case Studies from Two Campuses
    Kelsey Lammy, MSW
    , Mental Health Promotion Coordinator, Counseling and Mental Health Center, The University of Texas at Austin; Will Sherry, LLMSW, Director, Spectrum Center, University of Michigan; Marian Trattner,  MSW, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Counseling and Mental Health Center, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy: An Evidence-Based Treatment for Depression
    Heather Flynn, PhD
    , Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Florida State University College of Medicine; Kris Konz, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
  • Relationship Remix: Implementing and Evaluating A Healthy Relationships Workshop for University Students
    Katrina Daoud, MPH
    , Community Matters Project Coordinator, Office of Student Life, University of Michigan; Anne Huhman, MSW, Program Manager for Education and Prevention, Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC), University of Michigan; Laura McAndrew, MPH, Sexual Health Educator, University Health Service Wolverine Wellness, University of Michigan; Madi McCullough, Sexual Health Program Assistant, University Health Service Wolverine Wellness, University of Michigan
  • Innovative Programs to Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Higher Education, and Beyond
    Pamela Lemerand, PhD
    , Associate Professor and College Supports Program Co-Director, School of Health Sciences, Eastern Michigan University; Brad McGarry, Director, Autism Initiative at Mercyhurst (AIM), Mercyhurst University

Student-Led Initiatives (90 minute session)

  • Caring Connecting: Peer-Led Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Initiatives
    Matthew Fullen, MA, MDiv, LPCC
    , Program Manager, Ohio State University Suicide Prevention Program; Student Representatives: Ciara Coriell, Kayla Higginbotham, and Maria Lammy
  • Wolverine Support Network: Building Peer Relationships to Support Mental Health
    Cooper Charlton
    , Co-Founder of Wolverine Support Network  and President, Central Student Government, University of Michigan; Additional Student Representatives: Nicholas Raja, Max Rothman, and Cheyenne Stone

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Panel Discussion

Marginality, Belonging, and Success: Interpersonal Relationships, Mental Health and the University Experience of High-Aspiring Students and Emerging Adults of Color
Introduction by Evan M. Rose, President, The Steve Fund; Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, PhD, MHSc, Director, The AAKOMA Project, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical Center and Senior Scientific Advisor, The Steve Fund; Annelle Primm, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Advisor, The Steve Fund, and adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Howard, Johns Hopkins, and New York University Schools of Medicine; David Rivera, PhD, Associate Professor, Educational & Community Programs, Queens College CUNY and Advisor to the Steve Fund

Closing Keynote

Crowdsourcing Mental Health
Robert Morris, PhD, Founder of “Koko,” a social network for mental health and well-being.

 

Special Thanks to our Donors

The Depression on College Campuses Conference organizers would like to thank the following for their financial contributions to this effort. Without their support and collaboration, this University-wide initiative would not be possible.

Foundation

William and Lisa Ford Foundation

Individuals

Katherine and Tom Goldberg
Diane and Randy Orley

University of Michigan

Office of the Provost
College of Engineering
School of Public Health
School of Social Work
College of Pharmacy
Ross School of Business
School of Dentistry
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Division of Student Life
Law School
Newnan Academic Advising Center
Rackham Graduate School
School of Natural Resources and Environment
School of Nursing
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
School of Information
School of Kinesiology