Wednesday, May 1, 2024 to Friday, May 31, 2024

May 2024 - Mental Health Awareness Month

(All day)

May is Mental Health Month and, while promoting mental health is important all year, this special month of recognition raises awareness about mental illness, its prevalence in today's society, and its impacts on people of all ages and backgrounds. 

Please join us in becoming involved with Mental Health Month 2024!



Anxiety in Adults and Kids: Tips for All Ages, in collaboration with Ann Arbor District Library:

5/13, 6:30-7:30pm. Our expert speakers will give a short presentation about anxiety, explain how it differs in kids and adults, touch on treatment methods and medication options, and highlight what you can do on your to calm your own anxiety and help your children cope with theirs. Event page.


"A Breath of Fresh Air" Guided Nature Experience for U-M staff, faculty, and medical learners

5/29 & 5/30, 12:00-1:00pm: Participate in a unique and energizing nature break. This session will introduce the positive effects of being in nature on our social and emotional well-being. Register here.


34th Annual Albert J. Silverman Research Conference
Psychiatry in the Age of Generative Artificial Intelligence

5/22, 8:00am-12:00pm. This conference will begin with a poster session from 8:00 - 9:45 AM in the second floor atrium of the Rachel Upjohn Building. Researchers will discuss their academic presentations from the past year. Breakfast refreshments will be provided.
This will be followed at 10am by this year's lecture: Psychiatry in the Age of Generative Artificial Intelligence. All are welcome to attend. Event page.



Mind Matters

5/7, 7-8:30pm: Mind Matters: Bipolar Disorder and Addiction: Insights from Experts and Inspirations from Experience
This webinar is brought to you by the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program and U-M Addiction Center 

5/9, 7-8:30pm: Building Strong Roots: Tools for Strengthening Parental Mental Health
This webinar is brought to you by the Department of Psychiatry's Zero to Thrive program



5/8, noon-1pm: Good Nights, Better Days—Sleep’s Relationship to Mental Health
A livestream on Michigan Medicine’s social media channels, featuring Drs. Ravi Allada, Helen Burgess, and Todd Arnedt.

5/16, noon-1pm: Reducing the Risk: Firearms and Mental Health
A livestream on Michigan Medicine’s social media channels, featuring Drs. Cynthia Ewell Foster, Victor Hong, and Mark Ilgen. 

5/20, noon-1pm: How to Support A Child with Anxiety and/or OCD 
A livestream on Michigan Medicine’s social media channels, featuring Drs. Emily Bilek, Morgan Bolen, and Joanna Quigley.



One Day at a Time - Proceeds from the sale of these T-shirts for adults and kids will be matched by the Joseph and Karen Krantz Family Charitable Foundation and will support the purchase of books and other mental health resources for patients and their families on both the adult and pediatric psychiatric inpatient units at Michigan Medicine. Shop here and show your support. 



Healing Reads: Supporting Psychiatry Patients and Families 
The Joseph and Karen Krantz Family Charitable Foundation is matching gifts made dollar-for-dollar during the month of May. In partnership with local bookstore Booksweet, we are committed to stocking our adult and pediatric psychiatric inpatient unit libraries with books and mental health resources to enrich and support patients during their hospital stays — and throughout their healing journey. Make a gift to support this endeavor!




Help us elevate the discussion on social media around mental health – Print this “Mental Health Matters to Me Because…” sign, add a custom message and hold it up in your photo to share your “why” – why is mental health important to you? Take a photo of yourself, your family, your team or your pet wearing green, the color of mental health awareness. Then, share it on social media using #MentalHealthMatters. Be sure to tag Michigan Medicine and the Eisenberg Family Depression Center so we can share it, too!






Tune in to season 2 of the Breaking Down Mental Health podcast, a CME-accredited podcast providing medical professionals with clinical guidelines on various mental health topics to help prepare you to answer the call to action during this mental health crisis within our pediatric population. 


Michigan Medicine Presents The Science of Addiction: 3 episodes cover 'Why do people do drugs?,' 'Alcohol addiction,' and 'Helping someone get help with addiction'







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