16th Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference

Harnessing film and creativity to create a positive mental health culture on campus

Speaker: Cary McQueen, Founder and Executive Director, Art With Impact

March 13-14, 2018 | U-M Rackham Graduate School Building

The arts speak the language of our internal worlds, making them a powerful tool for exploring depression and mental health. In this interactive session you will learn how to harness film and creativity as a resource, using them to shift the mental health culture on your campus. This session will model a film-based teaching format that has been successful in creating change through over 130 post-secondary workshops in the U.S. and Canada since 2012. Working in both small- and large groups, you will explore concepts related to stigma, mental health issues on campus, sharing personal narratives, and reaching out for help. The session will also include several short films that provide deep and powerful insight into what it might be like to live with depression, suicidality, and other mental health issues, giving you the opportunity to see for yourself how creativity-based programs can address diverse experiences relating to mental health across gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, nationality and ability.

The conference:


Join us for the 16th Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference to learn about new research findings, innovative design initiatives, model programs, and policies which demonstrate how redesigning the physical and social environments on a campus can reduce suicide risk and promote mental health.

Learn more: www.depressioncenter.org/docc/ and register here. This conference is free for students!


Date:March 13, 2018
Time:8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Rackham Graduate School
915 East Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI United States

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University of Michigan

Interactive Presentation