Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
New Trier High School / Northfield Campus

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013, An Unquiet Mind: Personal and Professional Perspectives on Mental Illness, 7:00 PM, New Trier HS/Northfield, Cornog Auditorium, 7 Happ Rd., Northfield, 60093. Author of An Unquiet Mind, Dalio Professor of Mood Disorders, a Professor of Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center, Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D. is an international authority and researcher on mood disorders. Chosen by Time as a “Hero of Medicine,” she has unique insight into the world of mental illness. Dr. Jamison went public with her own struggle with bipolar disorder in a 1995 Washington Post article and subsequent book, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness. The book became a New York Times bestseller, and since its release she has become a trusted advocate for the millions who suffer from mental illness. Dr. Jamison’s evening talk, which has broad regional support from 16 school districts and non-profit organizations, will reflect on mood disorders from her personal and professional perspectives, and will focus on the experience of mental illness, especially its manifestations in high school and college, diagnosis, suicide, and the importance of good medical care and psychotherapy. Dr. Jamison’s national bestseller, Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. She is a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.

BONUS EVENT FOR CLINICIANS AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, Mood Disorders: An Overview, 1:00 PM, New Trier HS/Northfield, Cornog Auditorium, 7 Happ Rd., Northfield, 60093. This talk will be a general clinical overview of mood disorders that will include clinical description, diagnosis, natural course, suicide, treatment, and non-adherence. There will be an emphasis on depressive illnesses in adolescence. CPDUs available at event; CEUs available ONLY with advance registration at https://bit.ly/JamisonCEU or via the FAN website at www/familyactionnetwork.net.

FOLLOW-UP COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, Adolescent Mental Health: A Workshop to Share Challenges, Strategies, and Resources, 9-11:30 AM, New Trier HS/Northfield, Room C234, 7 Happ Rd., Northfield, 60093. Facilitated by David Schreiber, MD, Founder and Executive Director, Compass Health Center; Doug Bolton, Ph.D., Principal, North Shore Academy; and Peggy Kubert, MA, LCSW, Executive Director, Erika’s Lighthouse. Space is limited; RSVPs to https://bit.ly/FANJamisonWorkshop

Sponsored by the Family Action Network (FAN) and New Trier HS D203, in partnership with Evanston Township HS D202, Glenbrook HS D225, Glenbrook North Parents’ Association, Glenbrook South Parents’ Association, Loyola Academy, North Shore Academy, Regina Dominican HS, The Alison Tobey Smart Memorial Fund at Kenilworth Union Church, The Balanced Mind Foundation, Erika’s Lighthouse, Family Service Center of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glenview and Northbrook, Family Service of Glencoe, Family Service of Winnetka-Northfield, and Leading Efforts Against Drugs (LEAD). FAN is celebrating its 30th anniversary year, and is grateful for its 2012-13 sponsors Compass Health Center, North Shore Community Bank, The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, the Martin & Mary L. Boyer Foundation, and Tina & Byron Trott. CPDUs available for education professionals; no pre-registration required. This program is free and open to the public. Visit www.familyactionnetwork.net for more information.