13th Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference
March 11-12, 2015 Ann Arbor, Michigan
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.
Conference Learning Objectives
Depression among college students is an urgent public health problem. If we are to prevent the progression, chronicity, recurrence, and burden of depression, we must emphasize earlier detection, intervention, and ultimately, prevention.
Learning objectives and expected results for the conference participants are an improved understanding and ability to implement:
Best practices for prevention and intervention methods to address stress, anxiety, depression and related illnesses among college students;
Research which demonstrates the impact of campus mental health programs and services which result in higher retention and graduation rates, stronger community engagement and connectedness, and the formation of positive social relationships;
Outreach models to reach students with depressive illnesses, or who are at risk of developing a depressive illness, in order to help these students to engage in treatment which will enhance their ability to manage stress and achieve success during their college career;
University policies and programs which aim to address the culture of extreme competitiveness and severe stress on many campuses, in order to improve student mental health and overall wellness.
The conference attracts a multi-disciplinary audience of professionals working on college campuses, including:
Counselors and Counseling Center Directors
Student Affairs administrators and staff