Depression on College Campuses Conference

2019 Depression on College Campuses Conference:

One Size Does Not Fit All: Aligning Levels of Care to Student Mental Health Needs

March 13-14, 2019 | U-M Rackham Graduate School Building, Ann Arbor

Proposals are now being accepted for the 17th annual University of Michigan Depression on College Campuses Conference
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Request for Proposals Description

You are invited to submit proposals for workshops, concurrent sessions, and poster displays relating to the conference theme of “One Size Does Not Fit All: Aligning Levels of Care to Student Mental Health Needs”

The 2019 Depression on College Campuses Conference will explore evidence-based approaches to identifying and determining the level of intervention required to best match student need. As counseling centers are continuing to be faced with an ever increasing demand for services, colleges and universities must consider more effective and efficient strategies for providing support to a large population of students with unique and varying needs. Emerging strategies include precision health and stepped care approaches to better determine and provide the “right intervention for the right person at the right time.”

To this end, we are looking for presentations on model programs, policies, and research studies that highlight how institutions can assess and provide support in more effective and efficient ways based on individual need to improve student outcomes. Example interventions may include new approaches to identification, disease prevention and health promotion, online interventions, counseling, and suicide prevention strategies.

In conference proposals, we encourage consideration of various and diverse student populations, including students from low socioeconomic backgrounds; students of color; and first-generation students, among others. Sessions that highlight multidisciplinary approaches and address the unique needs of students at varying time points (e.g. transition periods), as well as those that include student presenters are also encouraged.

Each year the Depression on College Campuses Conference hosts attendees from over 50 colleges and universities from across the nation for a focused review of recent research and practical advances in our understanding of depressive illnesses in college students. A Conference Planning Committee, co-chaired by Drs. John F. Greden, Daniel Eisenberg, and Todd Sevig, and including members from across the University of Michigan campus, will review and select all workshop, concurrent session, and poster display proposals. The submission deadline is September 10, 2018.

Contact Stephanie Salazar with questions

Stephanie Salazar, MPH, CHES - Outreach & Education Program Manager
University of Michigan Depression Center
(734) 232-0330 |

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.

  • George Orley Mental Wellness Initiative
  • William and Lisa Ford Foundation
  • Ada Louise Wilkie, in memory of Nancy Corinne Lombardi
  • Friends and family of Nancy Corinne Lombardi and Corinne J. Lombardi
  • Katherine and Tom Goldberg
University of Michigan
  • College of Engineering
  • Athletic Department
  • College of Pharmacy
  • Law School
  • College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Ross School of Business
  • Newnan Academic Advising Center
  • School for Environment and Sustainability
  • Ford School of Public Policy
  • School of Kinesiology
  • School of Education
  • A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning
  • School of Information