October 14th – Helen Mayberg M.D. – Begins at 6:00 pm MST – Dr. Mayberg
is a neurologist renowned for her study of brain circuits in depression and for her pioneering deep brain stimulation research, which has been heralded as one of the first hypothesis-driven treatment strategies for a major mental illness. She is the founding Director of Mount Sinai Health System’s The Nash Family Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics. As a behavioral neurologist, Dr. Mayberg has established an international reputation for her pioneering research to map the brain circuits implicated in depression. The online event will be co-hosted by Montana INBRE, Montana State University’s Center for Mental Health Research and Recovery and the Office of Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education. The event is free and open to the public and does not require registration – unless you want continuing education credit. Participants can register and connect to the online event from the Montana INBRE webpage at inbre.montana.edu.
October 27th – Jordan Brown – noon to 1 pm MST – Jordan utilizes his combined experiences as a caregiver, social worker, and someone who has personally faced mental health challenges to create authentic mental health content that has been read by people around the world. Jordan writes The Mental Health Update newsletter. Over 30,000 people receive his mental health insights on Twitter and he has recently released the book, In Search of Happiness: Healing Through Mental Health Poetry.
November 10th – Miriam Feldman – noon to 1 pm MST – Miriam Feldman is an artist, writer, and mental health activist who splits her time between her Los Angeles workshop and her farm in rural Washington state. She has been married to her husband Craig O’Rourke, also a successful artist, for 34 years and they have four adult children. Their 33-year-old son, Nick, has schizophrenia. Miriam’s novel He Came In With It is the legacy of, and for, her son Nick.
November 24th – Mental Health Apps: The Present and the Future – noon to 1 pm MST
We are really excited about this panel discussion on mental health software applications – the present and future. It will feature
- Brett Coleman, Co-Found and President Waypoint Health Innovations. Waypoint offers the Thrive online cognitive behavioral therapy app which has be by people for anxiety and depression care throughout Montana.
- Stephen Hays, founder of What If Ventures, a venture fund investing primarily in early stage mental health and addiction recovery focused startups.
- Laura Stanley, PhD- Montana State University researcher working on augmented reality mental health and addiction care.