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Program for Positive Aging

Reducing the impact of depression and other mental disorders in later life.

The Program for Positive Aging is a new initiative being spearheaded by leaders at the U-M Depression Center and Department of Psychiatry, and the U-M Geriatric Center. The new program proposes to become a regional and national leader in the field of geriatric mental health and is being led by Helen C. Kales, M.D., a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Later-Life Depression Program at the University of Michigan Depression Center and Department of Psychiatry.

The mission of the program is to promote new research, training, and clinical care opportunities and initiatives in aging and mental health with a particular focus on later-life depression. The Program for Positive Aging strives to bridge the gap between existing knowledge and practice, and to utilize promising research findings to educate new clinical and research professionals, improve care, and disseminate knowledge regarding aging and mental health locally, statewide, and nationally.

For more information please visit The Program for Positive Aging web site.