Giving to Psychiatry
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Transforming Mental Health Care

You can transform lives. For those struggling with depression, anxiety, and related illnesses, finding care and the right treatment is critical. At U-M’s Department of Psychiatry, we are committed to broadening access to mental health care while identifying novel, effective treatments tailored to the individual.

Your gift will help people dealing with mental illness by supporting our leading-edge care, top-notch training, and innovative research. 

You can support our efforts to:

  • Provide the most precise treatment based on the latest science
  • Increase access to mental health care and decrease disparities
  • Innovate in training doctors and scientists
  • Develop new and better interventions and preventatives

Our faculty, researchers, and learners are transforming mental health care from every angle — improving how we diagnose, treat, and prevent mental illnesses of all kinds. Your support will change and save lives.

Giving Opportunities
Our Highest Priority
Psychiatry Annual Fund

Gifts are critical to our success in advancing leading edge research, providing innovative care and supporting future leaders in the clinic, classroom and laboratory for the benefit of those whose lives are affected by psychiatric illness.

Advance innovative research and care
Chair's Discovery Fund
This fund is a resource for the chair of the Department of Psychiatry to help the most promising innovative ideas get off the ground. It provides faculty scientists early funding to demonstrate the promise and potential of their mental health research.
Support innovation
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Gift Fund
Gifts will support the most urgent priorities related to child and adolescent mental wellness – including early identification, effective interventions, and strategies that will increase access to care.
Support our children's mental health
Addiction Center Innovation Fund
The U-M Addiction Center conducts leading-edge research to prevent and treat addictions. This fund provides early funding for innovative approaches that will lead to scientific breakthroughs to advance the field.
Support leading-edge addiction research
Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund
The Prechter Bipolar Research Fund collects and maintains a repository of longitudinal clinical, genetic, and biological data to fuel collaborative research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of bipolar disorder.
Drive collaborative research
Psychiatry Education and Outreach Fund
Gifts will fund educational programming for patients and their families, community members, students, educators, healthcare providers, and others touched by mental illness and addiction disorders.
Sustain our educational programs
Philanthropy News
Taking Research and Care on the Road

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Read "Taking Research and Care on the Road"
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How the Krantz family helped add fun and function to our child psychiatry clinic

Joseph and Karen Krantz Family Charitable Foundation supports the Department of Psychiatry

Learn about the The Krantz Family’s gift
Paul Pfeiffer & Susan Brown
Susan Brown’s Mission to Improve and Save Lives

Susan’s passion and commitment to helping others access care is extraordinary. She is a wonderful partner in these efforts.

Read "Susan Brown’s Mission to Improve and Save Lives"
Partner With Us

We would be pleased to discuss your interests and goals — and the impact your gift can have. We can connect you with faculty and staff, identify where your help is most needed, and share how giving can provide personal satisfaction as well as financial and tax benefits.

Lisa Fabian Lisa Fabian
Associate Director of Development
Courtney Metzger Courtney Metzger
Assistant Director of Development