Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

CAPS to host student mental health symposium on Saturday

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will host a symposium on college student mental health from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Kuenzel Room of the Michigan Union.

"Generation (Dis)Connected: Resilience and Challenges to Mental Health" is free and open to all interested faculty and staff. The program will include presentations by:

• Malinda Matney, senior research associate, Division of Student Affairs.

• Daniel Eisenberg, associate professor of health management and policy, School of Public Health.

• Barbara Ray, co-author and editor of "Not Quite Adults: Why 20-somethings are taking longer to reach adulthood, and why it's good for all of us."

The program also will include a panel presentation by experts in clinical psychology. A tour of CAPS will be offered at the conclusion of the symposium.

"Our hope is to develop a greater understanding of the developmental trends for emerging adults and their mental health needs," explains CAPS Associate Director Victoria Hays.  "Between presentations, we will engage participants in conversations to think through how trends may, or may not, apply to the students we see at U-M."

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. For more information and to pre-register, call Ann Scott at 734-647-4134.