The Eisenberg Family Depression Center’s Bright Nights™ public forum series offers the latest information and research on a variety of mental health topics.


Explore Our Past Forums:


Mental Health Awareness Month | Mood Lifters: A Novel Mental Wellness Program (2022)
Youth Mental Health – Supporting Parents to Help Their Children and Themselves (2022)
Substance Use and Its Effect on the Brain (2022)
Working Through COVID-19: Stress, Wellbeing, and Support (2021)
Structural Racism and Mental Health in our Community (2020)
Moving the Talk to the Walk: Talking About Race with Youth (2020)
Understanding Bipolar Disorder (2020)
The Adolescent Brain: Substance Use, Depression, and Recovery (2018)

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Joanna Quigley, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
U-M Psychiatry; Associate Medical Director for Child & Adolescent Services, Ambulatory Psychiatry & U-M Addiction Treatment Services (UMATS)

Lewei Allison Lin, MD, Addiction Psychiatrist; Assistant Professor, U-M Psychiatry; Research Investigator, VA Center for Clinical Management Research
Charles Graham, PhD, LMSW, Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker, UMATS; Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University
Lorraine Shulman, LMSW, Adolescent Program Social Work Lead, UMATS, U-M Psychiatry

Self-Compassion as a Resilience Factor in Mental Health (2017)

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Ricks Warren, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Michigan

Kate Baker, MD, Clinical Instructor, U-M Department of Psychiatry
Paulette Grotrian, MA, Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher
Mika Handelman, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan Psychological Clinic

Borderline Personality Disorder, Debunking Myths and Building Hope (2017)

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Victor Hong, MD
Clinical Instructor
University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry

Jonathan Marin, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, U-M Department of Psychiatry
Kathleen Diehl, LMSW, Manager, Patient & Family Services, U-M Department of Psychiatry
Michael Jibson, MD, PhD, Clinical Professor & Associate Chair for Education and Academic Affairs, U-M Department of Psychiatry
Steven Huprich, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Detroit Mercy

Adolescent Depression, Resiliency, and Coping Skills (2017)

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Lindsay Bryan-Podvin, LMSW
Member, Eisenberg Family Depression Center
Behavioral Health Consultant for Michigan Child Collaborative Care
Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapist for Grove Emotional Health Collaborative

Craig VanKempen, LMSW, MPH, Health Educator and Social Worker, Corner Health Center
Nicole Speck, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, Clinical Manager, Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools
Margaret Jennings, LMSW, Social Work Supervisor, Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools
Amy McLoughlin, Guidance Counselor, Skyline High School

An Opioid Crisis in Washtenaw County: What Can We Do? (2016)

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Clinical Associate Professor
Specialty Lead, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences

Personalized Treatments for Depressions and Bipolar Illnesses: Why ‘One Size’ Will Never Fit All (2016)

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Vicki L. Ellingrod, PharmD, FCCP, John Gideon Searle Professor of Clinical and Translational Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Clinical Social and Administrative Pharmacy Department, and Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School, University of Michigan

Jolene R. Bostwick, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Associate Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Srijan Sen, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School