Depression Education Resource Center

The Friends Depression Education Resource Center (FDERC), located in the east end of the Rachel Upjohn Building Atrium, provides a wide array of educational materials from trusted sources on mental health diagnoses, treatment options, self-help strategies, tips on talking to healthcare providers, and regional and national support networks.

The FDERC provides the following services:

  • Computer access to our Depression Toolkit website and other reliable mental health information websites
  • Staff to help answer questions and locate appropriate materials
  • A lending library with print and video materials
  • Free brochures, pamphlets, and articles focusing on a wide variety of depressive disorders and other mental health conditions.

Please feel free to browse the resource center at your convenience!

If you have any questions, please email

Made possible by the Friends of the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers A generous grant from Friends provided initial funding for the Depression Education Resource Center. Friends of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers is a non-profit community organization that has helped support patient care in the hospitals and health education in Ann Arbor since 1978.

For information on volunteering in the resource center, please contact UM Health System Volunteer Services at 734-936-4327, ext 3.