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James Lott

Corpse Interpreter, Dead Tree Organiser, Maker of Things

The Truth about Mental Illness

PRESENTED ON NOV 30, 2018
IN SILVER SPRING @ VOL 14

James Lott has a lot of experience with mental illness. Listen to his presentation as he clarifies the realities of what mental illness is and is not.

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Fighting Mental Illness

BY LOUISE HUTT
@ VOL 15 ON OCT 31, 2013

Anxiety effects an extraordinary amount of people. These people often cope with their anxiety by using social media. Louise Hutt is out to change misconceptions that people have about social media and people with mental illnesses.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 24, 2014.

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Frontal Lobotomy

BY JANET RICHMOND
@ VOL 25 ON MAR 05, 2013

Janet Richmond dicusses how mental illness, in the late 1900s, was treated with a procedure called frontal lobotomy. She talks about the succes and many failures of the procedure and to her relief, and many of the audience's as well, how it is not practiced anymore. 

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Schizophrenia: A Mind Misunderstood

BY BRITNAY FERGUSON
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 15, 2015

Britnay Ferguson, PA-C, MMSc speaks about what you think you you know about schizophrenia and then proceeds to disavow you of those preconceived notions. Britnay works with patients in Atlanta's county medical facility and so has everyday experience with those affected by this mental illness. She also has family and friends that have been affected. If you know 100 persons then the stats say you know at least one person who is so afflicted. Listen to Britnay's presentation and learn more.

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Mental Illness Recovery Journals

BY BRYNN MCDONNELL
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 21, 2016

Speaker Brynn McDonnell walks us through her experiences with mental illness through humor, personal stories, and research.

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A Mind Is a Terrible Thing To Fear

BY BRITTANY YOES
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

The portrayal of insane asylums and their patients seems to be a favorite trope for suspense and horror films. Brittany Yoes have spent a lot of time behind locked doors in psychiatric hospitals and alone in rooms with patients who are often perceived as dangerous. Listen as she shares with you a real American horror story.

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Smashing the Stigma of Mental Illness

BY ALISON INGALLS
@ VOL 41 ON MAY 24, 2018

Alison Ingalls talks about a story of dealing with depression and finding hope.

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The Gifts of Mental Health Illness

BY ANDREA SCHNEIDER
@ VOL 49 ON JUL 03, 2018

Having lived her life with chronic mental health illnesses (MHI), Andrea wants to de-stigmatise and sensitise people to the life of someone with MHI's. By presenting her story and highlighting the gifts it has brought her, she also wants to flip everything we believe about mental illness. Having been diagnosed with binge eating disorder, borderline personality disorder, OCD, ADD and being bipolar, she is now happily married and leads one of the most progressive projects working with people who inject themselves with drugs.

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Crazy vs Courageous

BY JENNIFER LUDWIG
@ VOL 29 ON AUG 19, 2016

Jennie Ludwig is a licensed clinical counselor and has been working in the mental health field for the last 12 years.  She currently works at Connections, a behavioral health agency in northeast ohio, as a director of clinical services.  Jennie is passionate about wanting to help others understand and recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness.  

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Flowers & Failure

BY KATIE ROACH
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

Katie Roach presents a guide to overcoming mental illness and adult ADHD through the eyes of femininity, community, and entrepreneurship.