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.
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.
The second major international meeting of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research, to be held in London, United Kingdom, between the 20th to 22nd of October 2019 will take place at the The Park Plaza London Riverbank on the banks of the Thames River, within 1.4 miles of Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace, and a 15-minute stroll from the London Eye.
The ISNPR conference will comprise:
This meeting will build upon the initial 2017 conference and will reflect the broad and evolving spectrum of Nutritional Psychiatry research, from the sub-cellular to translation and implementation science. The program will emphasise the international growth of the field, and 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 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 gut-brain axis, immunological and metabolic processes and molecular science. This meeting will also focus on translation and public health applications of Nutritional Psychiatry, with a focus to build capacity across clinical, research, and public domains.
Mad in America Continuing Education believes that the current drug-based paradigm of care has failed our society, and that scientific research, as well as the lived experience of those who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, points to the need for profound change. Its courses are integral to promoting such change. They are taught by leading researchers and practitioners in the field, provide a scientific critique of the existing paradigm of care, and tell of alternative approaches that could serve as the foundation for a new paradigm, one that de-emphasizes the use of psychiatric medications, particularly over the long-term.