To produce impactful research that substantially reduces the burden of mental illness; improve access to care in the right place, at the right time, at the right level for all patients needing clinical services; and deliver top-notch interprofessional training to all trainees so that they are equipped to meet patient needs as part of teams in the healthcare setting.
Our Core Purpose
To lead and collaborate in the reduction of disease risk, promotion of mental health and well-being across the lifespan, and to treat and help individuals with mental illness achieve their highest potential.
Our Core Values
- Balanced compassion (for our patients and families, ourselves and each other)
- Understanding and helping the individual
- Innovation and excellence
- Creating knowledge
The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry offers inpatient and outpatient clinical services. Our mission is to provide exemplary patient-centered and evidence-based treatment while promoting dignity and respect in a safe and healing environment. We strive to make a difference in the lives of our patients and help them improve their functioning at work, in school, at home, and in their relationships with family and other important people in their lives. Respect for patients, continuity of care, and strong communication between all parties involved in patient care define our approach.
The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry is conducting research to improve our knowledge of depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders, addiction/substance abuse and other brain conditions.
Visit UMHealthResearch.org to explore participation opportunities.
Michigan’s Medical School continually places in the top ten in national ranking. We’re proud to be recognized for the excellence of our programs and our students, who make significant contributions every day in our clinics, our labs, and the lives of our patients.