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Excellence is neutral territory – where all of us can meet for discussion – for understanding one another, nothing compares to meeting face-to-face.

We sponsor symposia to build new mental health protocols, treatment strategies and a new standard of care focused on long-term recovery. We help other groups come together in a spirit of neutrality by providing event planning and fiscal agency services. Rising above the politicization of issues ensures that our philanthropists are effective in helping the mental health care community move towards viable solutions.


An Evening with Jacqui Dillon and Friends

What can we learn from people who hear voices? A panel discussion with Gail Hornstein, Jacqui Dillon, Gina Nikkel, Caroline White and Marty Hadge, April 5, Decatur, GA
Cost: Free

Please join us for a lively panel discussion exploring how insights from people who have been diagnosed with psychiatric illnesses are raising fundamental questions about mental health, community and the human experience.

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Families Healing Together Online Education & Support

Recovering Our Families Class begins May 15.
Cost: $249

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This fully facilitated, interactive 8-week course helps individuals and families transform and heal from the emotional distress associated with trauma and challenges that may be associated with diagnoses such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar, anxiety and other disorders.

Family recovery education and support have been shown to dramatically improve the quality of life for all family members—those in active distress and the family as a whole. In fact, family education and support can reduce relapse and re-hospitalization rates by as much as 75 percent, according to studies compiled by the Office of Mental Health Research and Training at the University of Kansas.

Families Healing Together is a partnership between Family Outreach and Response and Practice Recovery.


International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research 2017 Conference

Bethesda, Maryland, July 30-August 2.

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ISNPR 2017 will be the first major international meeting for ISNPR and is timed to abut the American Psychological Association Conference in Washington, DC. ISNPR 2017 will reflect the broad spectrum of research, from the sub-cellular to translation and implementation science. The program will cater to the interests of researchers and clinicians from the fields of psychiatry and psychology, as well as public health, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, dietetics and integrative medicine. There will also be a strong focus on basic science and the biological processes and factors that underpin the links between diet, nutrition and mental health, including the microbe-gut-brain axis, immunological and metabolic processes and molecular science. A full day of workshops will be offered, led by leading clinicians and academics from Columbia University, Harvard and The University of Melbourne.

Symposium submissions are welcome until Friday, March 3.

Emotional CPR Training

eCPR is a public health educational program designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis by three simple steps: Connecting, Empowering and Revitalizing. Through a combination of presentations, interactive discussions and dynamic practice exercises with reflecting teams, participants will learn about and practice the key concepts involved in effectively supporting a person through an emotional crisis and into healing.

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New Online Continuing Education Courses

April 28 Webinar: Oregon’s signature early psychosis program & outcomes

MIACE-logoOn April 28, 1:00-3:00 pm (Eastern)/10 am-Noon (Pacific) Mad in America Continuing Education will host a webinar on a one-of-a-kind early psychosis intervention project, the Early Assessment Support Alliance (EASA). EASA provides training, research and support for Oregon’s statewide early intervention programs.

Dr. Ryan Melton at Portland State University is a guiding force for 27 local programs offering assistance to young people going through a first psychotic experience and to their families.  Using models adapted from Australia and Open Dialogue, EASA’s experience and data spans nearly 2 decades of real life programming and outcome research.

easa_logoThis 2 hour on-line webinar will describe EASA, its history of expansion and clinical evolution.  Dr. Melton will review the current model of care and compare the EASA approach and outcomes with Open Dialogue and other programs.

 2.0 CEU credits are expected to be approved for psychologists, social workers, nurses, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors.

Look for more information and a link with early bird coupons in 2 weeks.

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