Meet the Speaker: Steven E. Hyman

Meet the Speaker: Steven E. Hyman
Clues From Genomics: Towards New Approaches to Prevention Steven E. Hyman, M.D. Director, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Broad Institute, former NIH Director Steven E. Hyman, M.D. is Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and Director of the Stanley Center for Psychi...
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Identifying brain mechanisms associated with suicidal behaviours through the HOPES consortium

Identifying brain mechanisms associated with suicidal behaviours through the HOPES consortium
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By Dr. Lianne Schmaal. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds globally. More young people die by suicide than from cancer, cardiovascular diseases, AIDS, birth defects, respiratory infections and diseases, and interpersonal violence. Little is known about factors that make youth vulnerable to suicide. The HOPES team (Help Overcome and Prevent the Emergence of Suicide...
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AVATAR therapy for early treatment of auditory hallucinations

AVATAR therapy for early treatment of auditory hallucinations
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By Professor Tom Craig and Dr Mar Rus-Calafell. A new study just published in Lancet Psychiatry details results from “AVATAR therapy”. AVATAR therapy is a new virtual-reality based therapy for auditory hallucinations that may provide a promising future method to reduce the frequency and severity of auditory hallucinations early. Many people with psychosis experience auditory verbal hallucina...
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A new IDEA for identifying depression early in adolescence

A new IDEA for identifying depression early in adolescence
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By Dr. Valeria Mondelli. Improving young people’s mental health across the world is the aim and vision of a new project launched by a team of experienced researchers earlier this year. IDEA - Identifying Depression Early In Adolescence – started from very simple but important observations: every young person around the world deserves quick and easy access to mental health care, but nine out ...
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Meet the speaker: Inez Myin-Germeys

Meet the speaker: Inez Myin-Germeys
Emerging psychosis in daily life: momentary assessment and intervention Inez Myin-Germeys Professor of Psychiatry, Center for Contextual Psychiatry, Research group Psychiatry, KU Leuven Inez Myin-Germeys is professor of Contextual Psychiatry at KU Leuven in Belgium where she is heading the Center for Contextual Psychiatry. Prof. Myin-Germeys studied theoretical psychology at KU Leuven in ...
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Ensuring Inclusive Early Intervention for LGBTQ+ youth

Ensuring Inclusive Early Intervention for LGBTQ+ youth
By Fae Johnstone, Social Work Student, Carleton University.   Fae Johnstone (referred to as she or they) is a queer nonbinary young person with a passion for youth engagement, mental health, and anti-oppression. Recently, they delivered a keynote address on Queer and Trans Inclusion in Youth Mental Health at the International Association for Youth Mental Health Conference: Future-Proofi...
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Meet the speaker: Nev Jones

Meet the speaker: Nev Jones
Beyond the Clinic: Re-imagining Early Intervention through the Lens of Structural Competency and Co-Production Nev Jones, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health Law & Policy, University of South Florida & Clinical Assistant Professor, Yale University School of Medicine, Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH)   Dr. Nev Jones is a community psychologist an...
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Pioneering new interdisciplinary approaches in Birmingham

Pioneering new interdisciplinary approaches in Birmingham
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By Matthew Broome. Matthew Broome is Professor of Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health, and Director of the newly-established Institute for Mental Health at the University of Birmingham. Here, Professor Broome describes the Institute’s interdisciplinary approach, with a focus on youth mental health and early intervention. The University of Birmingham has a very strong history of mental hea...
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Personal stories of psychosis from MAPNET

Personal stories of psychosis from MAPNET
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By Larry Seidman. Unexpectedly and far too young, Larry died on September 7th, 2017. His scientific, clinical and humanitarian legacy is enormous; it is no surprise Larry laid firm foundations for an important and exciting conference in Boston, October 7-10, 2018. Before his passing, Larry wrote this reflection on the Second Annual Massachusetts Mental Health Center Conference, highlighting...
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Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts
Submissions are now open for IEPA 11 IEPA is seeking abstract submissions for Symposia, Oral talks and Posters at IEPA 11 in Boston. All talks will take place 8-10th October 2018 in the afternoon; poster sessions will take place during the lunch hours.* Each session is approximately 90 minutes long. All submissions will be considered in the following themes: Primary Themes: Seconda...
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