Article Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

University of Michigan Depression Center


One in six people will experience an episode of depression in their lifetime. Although depression is a common illness, it is often under diagnosed and under treated.

Established in 2001, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center (UMDC) is the first of its kind devoted entirely to bringing depression into the mainstream of medical research, translational care, education, and public policy. The Center is at the forefront in changing the paradigm of how depression and bipolar illnesses are understood and treated.

Former players who believe they may be dealing with depression are encouraged to reach out to the Professional Athletes Foundation to access special programming through UMDC and affiliated partners.

Learn More on UMDC

Take Action

Call Us:
(800) 372-2000

Gene Upshaw Player Assistance Trust Fund

Apply Today

All Resources

Tell Me More

Hiding My Depression Almost Destroyed My Job

Help end the stigma: Let’s talk about mental health.

Read More

Being Kind to Others Benefits You

When we give we also receive.

Read More

The Curative Qualities of World Dance

Research highlights a domain of healing that we often undermine.

Read More

Why You Need to be Good at Reading Your Emotions

New research shows the importance of emotional clarity for your well-being.

Read More