University of Michigan renaming Depression Center for Eisenberg family in recognition of $30M in giving
ANN ARBOR, MI – The University of Michigan Depression Center will now be known as the Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and Family Depression Center. The UM Board of Regents unanimously voted at its Thursday, March 25 meeting to approve the name change, which recognizes the Eisenberg’s $30-million total giving to depression research and scholarship, according to a news release. In addition to a professorship in depression and neurosciences, their past gift to the Depression Center supports several award programs for research, according to the release. The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked conversations about mental health in everyday life, Kenneth Eisenberg said, and there is a growing awareness of how widespread depression has become across the nation. READ MORE:Student advocacy ‘driving force’ behind University of Michigan discontinuing fossil fuel investmentsUniversity of Michigan grads can experience virtual commencement ceremony at Big HouseFuture civil rights attorneys gaining experience through University of Michigan initiativemlive.com
Annual U-M Depression on College Campuses Conference goes virtual
ANN ARBOR – This year’s Depression on College Campuses Conference at the University of Michigan will take place virtually on March 9 and 10. With the theme Addressing the Dual Pandemic: The Impact of COVID-19 and Racial Injustice on College Student Mental Health, the event focused on mental health on college campuses aims to highlight challenges students currently face. AdThe conference will present new research findings, programs and and policies that focus on the mental health of college students in the context of current event. Each year, attendees consist of a diverse group, including students, psychiatrists and psychologists, parents, academic advisors, counselors, health educators and more. Certified or Master Certified Health Education Specialists can receive up to 8.5 Category I contact education hours for attending the event.
University of Michigan Depression Center conference offers tips on helping employees during pandemic
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Helping employees thrive while coping with the stressors of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was the theme of the University of Michigan Depression Centers latest conference. Held on Wednesday, Aug. 19 through Zoom, the Workplace Mental Health Conference discussed many ways employers can help their workers in managing their mental health. Attendees were given tips on managing depressed workers, designing mentally healthy workspaces and psychologically safe work, and equipping managers to effectively support employees during and after the pandemic. The conference was tailored to assist employers and businesses as rates of depression, anxiety and alcohol abuse have increased due to the pandemic. Learn more about the U-M Depression Center here.
University of Michigan Depression Center to host virtual conference on workplace mental health
To help industry leaders and employers navigate employee mental health in the workplace, the University of Michigan Depression Center will host a virtual conference on Aug. 19. Researchers, clinicians and industry experts will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on employee mental health and provide real-world strategies for supporting employees. So we need to act more now because the magnitude of the mental health crisis is much higher right now, said Parikh. In addition to the conference, the U-M Depression Center also offers a program to help businesses support the mental health of their employees. Learn more about the Depression Center and its services here.