Mental Health

Athletes Connected: Mentally Healthy at Michigan

"One in three students experiences significant symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions. Yet only about 30 percent of those students seek help, and that number drops to 10 percent for student-athletes - Daniel Eisenberg, Associate professor, U-M SPH

To address this rising concern, the U-M School of Public Health, U-M Athletic Department, and Depression Center have partnered on a grant from the NCAA to develop and evaluate a program for supporting mental health initiatives for student-athletes. Learn more about student-athlete mental health, and the Athletes Connected program.

"Man Up Man Down"

"Man Up Man Down" (MUMD) is a research program at the University of Michigan dedicated to promoting mental and physical health for adult Black men. Here, Professor Harold "Woody" Neighbors talks about where the name of the program comes from.


Evidence shows that health-related behavior change is best achieved when an individual has a strong sense of life purpose. Dr. Victor Strecher, a professor at U-M SPH, has been exploring ways to both help individuals find greater purpose in their lives, and measure the health outcomes of these efforts. Learn more about Strecher's work.


Media Coverage

Talk to the Experts

Media: Please feel free to contact any of our experts listed on this site to discuss mental illness and its consequences, or contact media strategists Laurel Gnagey, 734-647-1841,; or Terri Mellow, 734-764-8094,

A number of U-M SPH experts are available to talk with the media about mental health issues:

For SPH experts on these and many more topics, see the Experts List.