March 9-10, 2021

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DOCC 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.

Continuing Education Credits

The University of Michigan Depression Center is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC-0063. This course is approved for 8 CE clock hours. Out of state providers may need to contact their state licensing organization for answers about continuing education requirements.

This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 8.5 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

To obtain continuing education credit: Attendees must be present at the time of the live presentation and will be required to virtually sign in and out of each workshop and concurrent session they attend. Attendees will also be required to complete an evaluation for each presentation that they attend, as well as for the overall conference.


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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