Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

Mental health: Personal and policy perspectives

Date & time

Sep 27, 2017, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
735 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Join the conversation: #policytalks

This event is made possible in part through the generous support of the Gilbert S. Omenn and Martha A. Darling Health Policy Fund


About the event:

In complement to the University Musical Society's performance of "Every Brilliant Thing," the Ford School will host a panel of university and local mental health policy experts moderated by Paula Lantz, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor of Public Policy.

Please join us as we connect discussions of personal/family experiences to community and policy responses/issues.


Michelle Riba, MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry  and Associate Director, University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center
Shervin Assari, MD, MPH, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
Nancy Baum, PhD, Health Policy Director, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation
Trish Cortes, RN, MS, Executive Director, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health


"Every Brilliant Thing" is an interactive play about living in a family with depression. Seven performances of this play will be held on north campus at the Arthur Miller Theatre September 12 -17.  The student ticket price is $20.  For more information, please visit https://ums.org/performance/every-brilliant-thing/ . This play is also available on HBO via "On Demand" service.