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March 2015

Webinar: Recovery from Trauma with Evonne Agnello

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 – 12:00 – 1:00 pm Evonne Agnello illustrates the healing possible by speaking openly about mental illness. She describes her recovery from depression following the suicides of her father and brother. Her colorful slides have clear, simple, messages. There’s even some levity and song. Evonne was first treated for depression in college and later diagnosed bipolar II. She describes how she forged a positive recovery and reads passages from her book, “Shaking Shame from Mental Illness.” The stories…

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Juvenile Justice & the Adolescent Brain Symposium

March 12 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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ACT for OCD in Children and Teens

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Worcester Lecture Series OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE & RELATED DISORDERS UMASS WORCESTER LECTURE SERIES 2013-2014 OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER & RELATED DISORDERS UMASS WORCESTER MEDICAL SCHOOL LECTURE SERIES 2014-2015 Sponsored by the Massachusetts Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation Lazare Auditorium (S1-607) at UMass Medical Center 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655 (Directions) OCD Massachusetts, in conjunction with University of Massachusetts Medical School – Worcester, presents a series of preeminent speakers in the field of OCD and related disorders. Each presentation takes…

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Asperger/Autism and Disclosure

March 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Keynote Speakers Daniel W. Rosenn, MD Gina and Katie Gallagher (of Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid) Saturday, March 14, 2015 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Bentley University The Conference Center 175 Forest Street, LaCava 300 ~ Waltham, MA  AANE has combined resources with MGH/Aspire and NESCA to present this timely and important conference on Asperger/Autism and disclosure, especially in the light of the changes in the DSM-5. This conference  covers all aspects of disclosure pertinent to children, teens, and…

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Webinar: Serena Goldsmith: A Story of Hope and Recovery

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – 12:00 to 1:00 pm Serena Goldsmith is originally from the East Coast (New Jersey and Virginia), but moved to San Diego County with her family at the age of 13.  Serena graduated from San Dieguito High School in Encinitas, CA in 1989 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 1994, with a major in Sociology and a minor in Spanish. While attending Occidental, Serena developed serious physical and mental…

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Supportive Conversations for Better Transitions: A Collaborative Approach for Transitional Age Youth and Families

March 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:15 pm

Download the Southeast Department of Mental Health Conference 2015 Brochure        

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Webinar: Creating Options for Family Recovery: Parental Mental Health is a Family Affair with Joanne Nicholson, Ph.D.

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – 12:00 to 1:00 pm Successful community living for a great many individuals living with mental illness involves family life and parenting. In the past, the focus has often been on who will take care of the adult living with mental illness, rather than on the notion that an adult living with mental illness may be, in fact, taking care of others. The goal of this presentation is to bring attention to the needs of parents…

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8th Annual Moving Images Film Festival

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Vinfen will hold our 8th Annual Moving Images Film Festival on Saturday, March 28 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School. The event, which is free and open to the public, will explore the power of family through three touching and inspirational films A Mother’s Courage, A Sister’s Call, and Walking Man. Each film will be followed by an interactive and educational panel discussion with stars from the films; experts in psychiatry, medicine, and nursing; and people…

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World Bipolar Day

March 30

Monday, March 30, 2015 – 12:00 World Bipolar Day (WBD) – an initiative of the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD), the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) – will be celebrated each year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed as probably having bipolar disorder. The vision of WBD is to bring world awareness to bipolar disorders and to eliminate social stigma. Through international collaboration, the goal…

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12th Annual MOAR Public Policy Dialogue

March 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Download the 12th Annual MOAR Public Policy Dialogue flyer

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