March 9-10, 2021

Poster Proposals

Submit A Poster Proposal

Deadline: February 14, 2021

Join us virtually for the 2021 Depression on College Campuses Conference, which will explore the impact of the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice on college student mental health, and look at how colleges and universities are responding.

As college students face increasing physical and emotional stressors, including loneliness, anxiety, depression, and trauma, colleges and universities are challenged to find ways to meet the health, safety, and emotional needs of students, particularly those of black, indigenous, and students of color who have been disproportionately affected. Attendees will learn about new research findings, programs, and policies which highlight college student mental health in the context of current events. 

Attendees will receive access to recorded sessions following the conference.

Nominate Your Outstanding Student

 

To recognize outstanding student leadership in the area of campus mental health, the University of Michigan has created the George Orley Student Mental Health Advocate Award. In 300 words or less we ask nominators to describe how this student has helped to create a healthier campus community which fosters student success by:

 

  • Raising awareness of mental health issues on campus through education and outreach, and/or 
  • Advocating for outreach programs and mental health services on campus which help to identify students at risk, encourage help-seeking, and promote healthy self-care, and/or 
  • Helping to reduce the stigma of depressive illnesses. 

 

The U-M Depression on College Campuses Conference Planning Committee will review the nominations and select a recipient. The award recipient will be invited to attend the virtual conference and will be recognized during the Opening Keynote presentation at the conference on Thursday, March 9, 2021. The recipient will be awarded $1,000 for the student organization of their choice.

 

The person who nominates the selected student will receive free registration for the conference.

 

Deadline for nominations is February 12, 2021The award recipient will be notified by February 19, 2021.

 

This award is made possible through the generous support of Randy and Diane Orley of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in memory of their son, George, who lost his battle with depression prior to his junior year at the University of Michigan in August 2013.

 

Please contact Taylor Pahl with any questions.

 

Nomination link: https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ebrwKj7un0tQmDX

 

We Need to Hear Your Voice: Share Your Student Experience

 

College students face increasing physical and emotional stressors, including loneliness, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Colleges and universities are challenged to find ways to meet the health, safety, and emotional needs of students, particularly those of black, indigenous, and students of color who have been disproportionately affected.

The 2021 Depression on College Campuses Conference will explore the impact of the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice on college student mental health and look at how colleges and universities are responding. The conference attracts a national multi-disciplinary audience of individuals working on college campuses, including academic advisors, counselors and counseling center directors, health educators, psychologists, and student affairs staff. 

As a current college student, we would like to hear from you!

  • What has your experience been as a college student during the dual pandemics?
  • What can colleges do to better support students and what have colleges done successfully?
  • Your stories will help shine a light on the true student experience and help better inform colleges and universities about your resilience and your needs.

 

Deadline for submissions is February 12, 2021The student panelists will be notified by February 19, 2021.


Please contact 
Stephanie Salazar with any questions.

 

Nomination link: https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8eotLLSAicA4bUp

Audience

The conference attracts a multi-disciplinary audience of professionals working on college campuses, including:

  • Academic Advisors
  • Counselors and Counseling Center Directors
  • Faculty
  • Health Educators
  • Parents
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Student Affairs administrators and staff
  • Students
Past Conference Summaries
2020 George Orley Student Mental Health Advocate Award Recipients Announced

Although the 2020 Depression on College Campuses Conference was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U-M Depression Center nevertheless awarded a pair of worthy students the George Orley Student Mental Health Advocate Award.

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