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Help Michigan Beat Ohio State!

The University of Michigan and Ohio State chapters of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi are facing off for the fourth year in a challenge to raise money to support their communities. This annual competition leads up to the football game that marks the legendary rivalry between these two great universities. For this year's Charity Challenge, U-M's Phi Kappa Phi Chapter will raise money to benefit the U-M Depression Center's Depression on College Campuses (DOCC) annual conference.

The Michigan Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi has won this challenge all three years. Help us keep the trophy in Ann Arbor for another year through a donation to support the Depression on College Campuses Conference! The 2016 competition runs from November 13-29.

About the U-M Depression Center

The University of Michigan Depression Center (UMDC) is the nation's first comprehensive center devoted to the prevention, detection and treatment of depression, bipolar disorder and other related illnesses. The UMDC has developed a portfolio of activities to advance its mission: enhancement of screening to find these illnesses earlier when most treatable; extensive research to develop personalized precise treatments since "one size" treatment never fits all; plus stigma-reduction, education and outreach programs to selected populations, including but not limited to individuals with bipolar, middle/high-students, college students, athletes, new mothers, veterans, and aging populations.

About the Depression on College Campuses Conference

For the past fourteen years, the U-M Depression Center has hosted a national conference on the topic of depression on college campuses. At the center of every conference is a focus on earlier detection and intervention, a necessary approach in order to make a real difference in preventing the progression, chronicity, recurrence, and burden of depression. The theme of the 15th annual conference is "Best Practices and Innovative Strategies – 15 Years of Progress."

The Depression on College Campuses Conference offers in-depth presentations and discussions regarding mental health issues affecting campuses, and strategies used to address them at both the programmatic and clinical level. Since its inception, the Depression on College Campuses Conference has attracted an interdisciplinary, national audience interested in fostering campus environments and resources to improve the mental health of college students. Participants leverage the power of combining a variety of perspectives to form innovative, interdisciplinary solutions to today's complex campus mental health challenges.

The 15th annual conference will take place March 20-21, 2017 at Rackham Graduate School. Registration is FREE for students from any campus.