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Genetics Counseling for Psychiatric Illness with Angela Inglis

In 2012, Angela began providing clinical genetic counseling services exclusively to those with psychiatric disorders and their families in the context of the first and only clinic of its kind in the world at the BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre.This service is for both men and women who are interested in learning about what might have contributed to the development of their own mental illness or that of their child/sibling/parent, etc. It is also for people who are interested in learning about the chances of other family members developing a mental illness.

Dr. Carlos Zarate: An update on the Treatment and Research of Treatment-Resistant Depression and Bipolar Disorder

This lecture will review new research efforts underway to better understand brain structure and function in mood disorders using a variety of methods (e.g., neuroimaging, genetics, electrophysiology) in the context of treatment with rapid acting antidepressant agents. These next generation studies will likely focus on more precise diagnoses and a personalized medicine paradigm in order to develop better treatments for those who need them most.

Straightjacket Memories with Jon Nelson

Bipolar disorder is becoming more prevalent in our society today.  Despite the growing knowledge of it's effects, this disorder is still not recognized for what it should be; a physical disorder.  Most people label those of us that struggle with bipolar as mentally unstable thus dismissing this disorder as a true ailment that affects our daily lives.  I will discuss how people can deal with bipolar disorder despite the stigmas that are out there.  I use a Christian perspective on the disorder and how it affects people of faith, overcoming the perceptions that others have of bipolar disorder

Denial, Acceptance, Recovery; what stage of Bipolar are you in?

Christine F. Anderson, Author of Forever Different: A Memoir of One Woman's Journey Living with Bipolar Disorder will be candidly speaking with us to discuss the three stages of Bipolar Disorder, Denial, Acceptance and Recovery. She will tell us what her first hand experience has been with each of those stages and will put into perspective what loved ones and caretakers can do to be supportive.

Lecture- 4 Things I Learnt From 4000+ People who Overcame Depression and Bipolar

After recovering from his own horrendous episode of depression, Graeme Cowan strove to understand the fastest way to beat depression and bipolar.His quest lead him to interview hundreds of well-known and everyday people, including former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, TV talk show host Trisha Goddard, former UK PM Tony Blair's chief adviser Alastair Campbell, former Google Executive Bob Boorstin, Seattle's Lora Inman and many others, who courageously described their journey back from the brink.  There were a number of common threads in these sustained recovery stories.

Dr. Felice Jacka: Can we prevent depression by improving diet?

Associate Professor Felice Jacka is a Principal Research Fellow at Deakin University. She is recognised as a leading expert worldwide regarding the association between diet quality and the common mental disorders, depression and anxiety, in children, adolescents and adults. She is president of both the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR) and the new Australian Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders (APMD).

Dr. Marc Brackett- Emotional Intelligence: From Theory to Practice

Emotions matter. They impact learning, decision making, relationships,cwell being and mental health, and our overall effectiveness. In this presentation, I will discuss the ways in which emotional intelligence training can enhance children's and adult's lives. I will discuss the five key emotional intelligence skills of recognizing emotions in oneself and others, understanding the causes and consequences of emotions, labeling emotions using a sophisticated vocabulary, expressing emotions in socially appropriate ways, and regulating emotions to achieve one's goals.

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