Depression on College Campuses

A conference to explore new research findings and innovative strategies to help campuses identify and treat student depression earlier, and more effectively.

Depression on College Campuses
March 28-29, 2011
University of Michigan
Rackham Graduate School
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan

College students face many challenges, pressures and anxieties that can cause them to feel overwhelmed. They may be living on their own for the first time and feeling homesick. They may also be adapting to a new schedule and workload, adjusting to life with roommates, and figuring out how to belong. Dealing with these changes during the transition from adolescence to adulthood can trigger or unmask so-called college depression in some young adults.

College depression: What parents need to know

This conference will feature a choice of intensive three-hour workshops in addition to keynote presentations, panel discussions, and concurrent sessions. Keynote speakers will be Gregory Eells, PhD, Associate Director for Counseling and Psychological Services, Cornell University and Drew Westen, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University. You can view the preliminary conference agenda here.

Registration is FREE for all students from any campus, but a registration form is still required. The registration fee for non-students is $130 (before March 1st) or $140 after March 1st for the two-day conference. The registration fee will include a reception and poster session on March 28, and continental breakfast on March 29. Groups of five or more non-students registering together will receive a discount of $10 per individual registration (before March 1st only).

For more information and registration visit the University of Michigan’s Depression Center.

Get updates about the conference on their Facebook page!

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