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Mental Health Symposium

Monday, Sep 24, 2018
Mental Health Symposium

Join us for a FREE half-day event on October 6 featuring expert speakers, mental health community partners and esteemed guests sharing insights on critical mental health topics. Subject matter includes substance abuse, anxiety and caregiver support, as well as how social media can impact mental health.

Interactive sessions allow participants an opportunity to ask questions, engage with mental health professionals and find local resources. This event is sponsored by the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown. Registration is required. Call 215-345-2121 or register online.

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Mental Health Symposium

"Mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the United States, and with 1 in 4 adults having a diagnosable mental health condition; there is a great a need for people in the community to have access to information on mental health issues and how to access treatment. The Mental Health Symposium is a great place to start where those with mental health concerns and their loved ones can gain understanding and learn about current best practices in treatment." - Marjorie K. Morgan, LPC, Associate Executive Director for Outpatient Services at Lenape Valley Foundation

When: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Where: Health & Wellness Center, Warrington
Time: 8 am to 1 pm
The event is FREE and open to the community. Registration is required. Register online or call 215.345.2121 for more information.

Speakers & Topics

Opening

9 to 9:30 am

Donna Duffy-Bell, MA, CPRP, CAADC, Bucks County Department of Mental Health/Developmental Programs

Substance Abuse/Opioid Epidemic

9:45 to 10:30 am

Brenda Foley, MD, FACEP, Assistant Medical Director, Doylestown Health Emergency Department

Learn a brief history on the origins of the opioid epidemic and continue to discuss the current impact of the epidemic as it relates to our community. The science of addiction and potential treatment strategies will also be discussed.

Caregiver Support

9:45 to 10:30 am

Amy Tielemans, MBA, LMFT, Amy Tielemans & Associates

Parents face many difficult positions when their child or adolescent is clinically depressed, has anxiety or deals with other mental health issues. It is vital that parents do not forget to care for themselves during this time. Your own relationships and health are the resources that will support you through the process of helping your child or adolescent overcome his or her mental health issue.

Integrative Medicine for Mental Health

10:40 to 11:25 am

Julia Helstrom, DO, Doylestown Health Urgent Care and Bucks County Center for Integrative Medicine

Learn the emerging science being studied on how the brain takes control of emotions, thoughts, stress and health. A science-based discussion on what mindfulness is; its use for the brain and how it can influence brain health and overall health.

Managing Your Anxiety

10:40 to 11:25 am

Marjorie Morgan, Associate Executive Director, Outpatient Services, Lenape Valley Foundation

Anxiety is a broad term that describes a wide-range of disorders. This presentation will focus on common types of anxiety disorders and ways to manage anxiety. Effective treatments that give the best results in providing relief will also be discussed.

Social Media's Impact on Mental Wellness

11:35 am to 12:15 pm

James Mast, MA, Psychotherapist, Penn Foundation

Social media is ever changing and it can be difficult to make sense of the potential benefits versus disadvantages of using various types of media. Learn how social media changes the way people interact with others, the way individuals view themselves and the impact on the child development.

Movement for Mental Health

11:35 am to 12:15 pm

Theresa Moore, LMT, RMP, RYT, CPD, Peaceful Journeys

Bodies were designed to move, and science is providing support to show that movement can positively affect the brain. This presentation will cover types of exercise, choosing the best type of exercise for you, and the benefits of how exercise connects mind, body, and soul.

Closing

12:30 to 1 pm

Matt Weintraub, District Attorney

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