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Learn about the relationship between addiction and mental illness as well as treatment options, with Dr. Crystal Collier.

Learn strategies for helping your children cope with stress and manage their emotions in a healthy way and more, with Dr. Kristi Wolfe.

Learn about The Alzheimer’s Association U.S. Study to Protect Brain Health Through Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Risk (U.S. POINTER).

Learn about the roles of faith leaders in suicide prevention in adolescents during this joint program between HHCI and The Menninger Clinic.

Understand better the realities of those impacted by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and helpful resources, with Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale.

Learn about how to understand your body’s response to various types of loss and grief, and how to heal, with Rev. Dr. Tim VanDuivendyk.

Learn about the impact pornography has on the developing and adult brain, and how parents and couples can respond, with Dr. Crystal Collier.

Join us to learn how to manage your stress in healthy ways and how to become stronger in the midst of chaos with speaker Rev. Dr. Kay Towns.

HIM 2020 Mental Health Webinar | Session 4 Q&A - July 25, 2020 Session 4: Learning a New Normal: What We Can Do Now

HIM 2020 Mental Health Webinar | Session 3 Q&A - July 25, 2020 Session 3: Post-Traumatic Stress Can Happen to Anyone

HIM 2020 Mental Health Webinar | Session 2 Q&A - July 24, 2020 Session 2: Am I or Someone Dear to Me Depressed?

HIM 2020 Mental Health Webinar | Session 1 Q&A - July 23, 2020 Session 1: Are We Okay? Mental Health and Coping During and After a Pandemic

This presentation will review how to identify and respond to symptoms of anxiety and depression in young adults. Consideration will be given to common stressors that individuals face when progressing from adolescence to young adulthood that may contribute to the onset or escalation of mental health concerns. Strategies will be discussed for how families can respond effectively and compassionately. In addition, guidance will be offered for determining when symptoms of anxiety and depression may be significant enough to warrant clinical attention.

Our children are constantly plugged in these days. Whether it’s playing with the latest lenses on Snapchat or exploring the newest expansion in their favorite video game, our children are engaged with technology almost 24/7. Join us to learn how the brain is affected by technology, healthy media and game limits, and what parents need to know to protect children. Presented by Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S, Murphy-Petersen Fellow in Behavioral Health, Hope and Healing Center & Institute

In recent years, there has been increasing research on the interactions between the brain, the gastrointestinal tract, the bacteria within the gastrointestinal tract, and the bidirectional relationship between these systems: the brain–gut–microbiome axis. Join Dr. Alok Madan for a Lunch & Learn as he discusses the most recent research on the brain-gut connection. Presented by Alok Madan, PhD, MPH, Houston Methodist Behavioral Health Clinic

Monopolizing conversations? Feelings of entitlement? Belittling others? These are all classic signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Do you know of someone who knows the "right" way and all other ways are wrong? Are they cocky, lack empathy, and think they are largely important? NPD causes problems in many areas of an individual's life, such as relationships, work, school, or finances. In this presentation Dr. Stanford will describe the causes, symptoms, and treatments for this problem personality disorder, as well as, how families might best relate to a loved one with the disorder. Presented by Matthew S. Stanford, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Hope and Healing Center & Institute

For many youth in today's society, there are increasing factors contributing to a new age of normalcy of greater anxiety in their lives. Join us to learn about the rising rates of anxiety in children, the theories behind the phenomenon, and best-practice methods for treatment. Presented by Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S, Murphy-Petersen Fellow in Behavioral Health, Hope and Healing Center & Institute

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidenced based treatment that is effective for treatment resistant depression, anorexia, chronic anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, and OCPD. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the theoretical basis and the structure of the treatment. Presented by Karyn Hall, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, DBT Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician, Certified Coach, Certified PE Therapist

This presentation will focus on the dangers of polypharmacy. What is overmedication, or medication overload, and how can you address it? In the US, 40% of people take 5 or more regular medications, which can increase the risk of falls, hospitalizations, and other bad outcomes. Polypharmacy can result from the appropriate treatment of multiple medical problems, but needs to be minimized to help reduce the harmful risks of medications. This program will focus on the types of drugs to avoid and how to have a conversation with your healthcare professional about which medications are right or wrong for you. Presented by Holly M. Holmes, MD, MS, AGSF, Associate Professor and Joan and Stanford Alexander Chair in Gerontology

This program will provide a brief overview of the extant empirical research on the ways in which faith can impact mental health symptoms and coping, and highlight some potential ideas for ethically integrating faith and faith communities in the context of mental health treatment to bolster positive coping strategies and improve mental health and well-being. Presentation by Danielle E. Parrish, PhD, Associate Professor, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, Baylor University (Houston Campus), Joyelle Gaines, MSW Candidate, and Genny Say, MSW Candidate

Exposure with Response Prevention is the foundation for empowering your clients to take back their life from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Fine-tuning your imaginal and in vivo exposure skills will help your client be prepared to battle the ever-changing and tricky nature of OCD. Presented by Cali Werner, MA, LMSW, Family Therapist and Community Outreach for Houston OCD Program, OCD Advocate for the Peace of Mind Foundation

Advances in health care have enabled people to live longer lives. What are some of the issues that arise with these advances? What are some of the core ethical principles and how are they applied? Dr. Peggy Determeyer will review some of the cases that have led to the adoption of these principles, and provide examples for discussion on how they might be applied. Presented by Peggy Determeyer, MBA, MDiv, PhD, BCC, McGee Fellow in Bioethics and Aging, Hope and Healing Center & Institute

This presentation will focus on how the mind responds to and stores trauma in the subconscious mind. People who have experienced trauma oftentimes make decisions to protect themselves from the pain of the experience. These decisions get buried in the subconscious mind and many times, unconsciously drive behavior. This program will help you understand the power of the mind to heal, to unburden, and create the joyful life you desire. Presented by Rick Huttner, Founder and President of Resilient People, LLC, Author of Book Resilient People: A Journey from Childhood Abuse to Healing and Love

Join us to learn how the brain becomes addicted to alcohol, drugs, and other high-risk behavior. This presentation will review the effects of substance and process addictions on the brain, how the disease of addiction creates an alcoholic psyche, and strategies for healing. Presented by Scott F. Basinger, PhD, Hope and Healing Center & Institute Founding Executive Director and Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S, Murphy-Petersen Fellow in Behavioral Health, Hope and Healing Center & Institute

Despite the fact that the diagnosis of personality disorder in youth is legitimized in psychiatric nomenclature (DSM 5 and the ICD-11) as well as national treatment guidelines in the United Kingdom and Australia, personality disorder is not routinely assessed for or treated in most child and mental health services; and remains undetected in school settings. Join Dr. Carla Sharp as she dives into this subject and discusses several ways we as professionals can understand and manage the various challenges that arise with teen personality issues. Presented by Carla Sharp, Ph.D., Professor, Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, University of Houston

Are you struggling with loss? In this presentation, you'll learn a novel approach to grief that integrates evidenced-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) elements with Narrative Therapy elements in a meaning-making framework (including the incorporation of spirituality) for the purpose of helping you work through grief in healthy ways and move towards a place of healing. Presented by Rev. Dr. Kay Towns, DPC, MTS, MAC, LPC, Brain Health Consultants and TMS Center

Everybody can have conflict sometimes, but high conflict people can make us feel downright crazy. They are always blaming you and others, often get upset with extreme behaviors, and make you feel like you can't do anything right. Maybe it's people you have to work with or your job to deal with them. Perhaps you find yourself often frustrated with your spouse, ex-partner, teenager, parents or in laws? Do you dread spending time with certain family members at the holidays? Based upon her training with the High Conflict Institute and extensive professional experience, Jayna will provide information to help you gain new understanding and strategies to give you actionable tools and peace of mind with these folks, no matter what. Come join us for an hour that can change your life. Presented by Jayna Haney, MS, LPC, EMDR Trained- Therapist in Private Practice Serving Children/Adults/Couples/Families

In this presentation, participants will learn about the role of clergy in suicide prevention. Why someone might become suicidal, as well as, how to respond to someone expressing suicidal thoughts will be discussed. Participants will learn how to effectively assess someone for suicidal risk and how to intervene. Suicide within a faith community and the role of the faith leader in comforting the family and congregation will also be discussed. Resources for referrals will be provided. Objectives: - Recognize the warning signs for suicide. - Learn how to assess for suicidal risk and respond appropriately. - Learn how to provide validation, empathy, and emotional support to someone expressing suicidal thoughts. - Gain a better understanding of suicidal thoughts and behavior from a spiritual perspective. Presented by Matthew S. Stanford, PhD, CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute; Sonia Roschelli, LCSW, LCDC of The Menninger Clinic; Lenni Marcus, LMSW of The Menninger Clinic. Presentation in partnership with The Menninger Clinic.

In the United States, a crisis has grown from opioid misuse and addiction, leading to thousands of deaths and destroying the lives of many more. Join us as we learn how the brain becomes addicted to opioids and best-practice medication assisted treatment. Presented by Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S, Murphy-Petersen Fellow in Behavioral Health, Hope and Healing Center & Institute

Listen to Dr. Stanford's featured podcast on "Think About It," a podcast from HBU, where he discusses the broken mental health system, the biblical and clinical connection to mental health, and his journey to creating Gateway to Hope.

During this presentation, Dr. Fowler will discuss assessment for suicide risk, reviewing documentation, and levels of treatment. This training will also explore safety planning and ethical obligations.

This presentation will address research findings which suggest that suicide attempts are prompted by a sense of hopelessness and the experience of intolerable pain. Strategies for transforming pain into hope will be explored and include the pros and cons of medication, talk therapy, and patient-led groups. Finally, case studies of teens who have a history of an attempted suicide but have since made the decision to live will be examined. We will end with a response to the following question: What are some universal truths that can be gleaned from these stories and passed along to other hurting teens?

In the wilderness we will find the "way". How do we transform through loss and grief to healing and hope? Grief is often experienced as a wilderness of searching for the promised life and healing. This seminar will explore the human dilemma encountered after or during loss. Whether that be death, divorce, job loss, health changes or other crises, by understanding and embracing the unwanted gift of grief we move toward transformation.

This presentation will provide an overview of trauma and grief in children and teens, as well as mental health issues seen in children following Hurricane Harvey. The presentation will also explore mental health resources available for children/teens experiencing difficulties related to trauma and/or loss.

There is no doubt that navigating the waters of ethical responsibilities in your place of work or practice can seem tricky and sometimes daunting. By being proactive, addressing potential conflicts, and discussing them with colleagues, we can avoid the sticky situations that lead to ethics board hearings, lawsuits, and more. In this training you will review the ethical pitfalls that many mental health professionals encounter and how to avoid them.

The majority of treatment failures have been shown to be due to an undiagnosed underlying personality disorder. Treatment of personality disorders has been more thoroughly researched than ever before. One proposed way of looking at trans-diagnostic treatments is through the lens of over-control and under control. Treatment for individuals with pathological under-control of emotions is significantly different from treatment of pathological over-control, yet distinguishing the difference can be a challenge. In this presentation learn some of the key distinctions to determine appropriate treatment.

A diagnosis of borderline personality disorder not only impacts the individual but also their family and friends. When loved ones understand the disorder and also learn skills to help themselves cope effectively, the prognosis is improved. In this presentation we discuss the symptoms of the disorder in terms of some of the latest research about under controlled and over controlled temperaments.

Have you ever wondered why your teen makes the decisions they do? This presentation outlines how brain development and stress in teens play a major role in the behaviors we see in our children as they grow and develop. Dr. Stanford discusses how stress affects brain development and decision making in our teens and will identify the difference between typical and atypical behaviors.

Depression is an illness that has wide reaching implications for cost, lost productivity and its impact on overall physical health. This talk covers the prevalence, comorbidities, diagnosis, and treatment of depression. The societal impact and barriers to treatment is also discussed.

Everyone experiences anxiety or stress at some point in their life, whether at work or when dealing with a major life event. However, for someone living with an anxiety disorder it can become so intense and overwhelming that it begins to negatively affect their daily life and interfere with their relationships. Join us to learn about what causes anxiety, how to recognize it, and what is helpful versus what is harmful to someone struggling with their anxiety.

Substances or other high-risk behaviors affect brain development and effects the manner in which addicted individuals parent. This presentation reviews the effects of substance and process addictions, the family roles and rules in an addicted system, and the best methods to assist families who have members struggling with addiction.

Presented by Reverend Kay Towns, MTS, MAC, LPC, Brain Health Consultants and TMS Center There are many types of “talks” we have with our loved ones, but when is the last time your talk included a conversation on suicidality? With suicide on the rise, it’s time to give this topic a place in our family conversations. Learn recent statistics and vital information about suicidality, and learn how to engage in essential conversations about this growing mental health issue. Talking about suicide in the context of caring and prevention does not make someone suicidal, rather it allows a potentially suicidal person to know they are not alone and that help is available.

Presented by Mariam Massoud, PhD, LMFT, Education Specialist, Behavioral Health Services, Memorial Hermann Health System People living with Bipolar disorder may experience shame or embarrassment when talking about it, but that doesn't have to be the case. This presentation will provide information about the illness, stories of individuals living successful and fulfilling lives, shattering the stigmas attached to mental illnesses, and demonstrate how love and patience can help a loved one's treatment.

This presentation teaches participants how substances and other high-risk behaviors affect adolescent brain development. Dr. Collier will focus on new marijuana concentrates and vaping trends that are on the rise globally. Special attention will be paid to teaching participants how to prevent children and adolescents from engaging in such risky behavior.

The goal of the Heartsync model is to release trauma, false beliefs and unresolved conflict and to receive truth and a new role assignment from God. Once these parts of the heart "Function, Guardian and Emotion" resolve their conflict between God and with one another, an individual is free to be the person God intended as well as to live with a whole heart.

During the 85th Legislative Session, several bills were passed that expanded mental health treatment and jail diversion capacity for individuals with mental health needs. This presentation will provide an overview of the impact of this legislation on the criminal justice and behavioral health systems in Harris County, specifically the continued efforts of the Mental Health Jail Diversion Program.

There are a number of initiatives aimed at educating and encouraging Americans to engage in advanced care planning, yet most of these programs fail to meet their stated goals. In this presentation we will explore the history behind these programs, their successes, barriers and future.

When we face loss, when we experience the wilderness of grief, how do we make it through? This seminar will explore the human dilemma when we experience dramatic changes, losses and subtle teaspoon by teaspoon losses. Whether that is divorce, death, job loss, health changes and more, we each have our stories of the wilderness. If we are willing to grieve our losses, we can move toward healing and new life. By using the unwanted gift of grief we move toward healing, hope and transformation.

There has been a lot of information in the news about Medicare and Medicaid. What is the difference between these two programs, and how do they affect those of us who are aging? Dr. Peggy Determeyer, McGee Fellow in Bioethics and Aging, will compare and contrast the two programs and provide an update on some of the changes being considered by lawmakers. These programs will affect all of us and those we love, so staying abreast of these programs is important.

This accessible and motivating presentation will discuss the latest research in Alzheimer's disease, including updates from the most recent Alzheimer's Association International Conference. Dr. Julie Kutac will address the current understanding of Alzheimer?s risk, early disease detection and diagnosis. She will also share information about local clinical trials recruiting Houstonians.

In his new theory of suicidal behavior, Dr. Thomas Joiner proposes three factors that mark teens most at risk of death: the feeling of being a burden on loved ones; the sense of isolation; and, perhaps chillingly, the learned ability to hurt oneself. He tests the theory against diverse facts taken from clinical anecdotes, history, literature, popular culture, anthropology, epidemiology, genetics, and neurobiology facts about suicide rates among adolescents; white and African-American men; anorexics, athletes; members of cults, sports fans, and citizens of nations in crisis.

What happens after a human traffic victim is rescued? Discover the healing approaches to complex trauma recovery for sex traffic survivors by Shield Bearer, a Houston counseling ministry. Gain a greater understanding of the affects of complex trauma and how to bring hope and healing to their hurting hearts. Explore effective holistic approaches to hope and healing. Find how you can join the fight for human traffic survivors.

Presented by Tracey Brown, Amazing Place; Suzy LaForge, Marketing Director and Art Teacher, Amazing Place; Emile Unverzagt, Participant Program Director, Amazing Place; Susan Giles, Community and Church Liaison, Amazing Place; Michael Lieb, Culinary Director, Amazing Place; in collaboration with Amazing Place. In this presentation, you will learn how Amazing Place, the day center for those with mild to moderate dementia, uses visual, performing, literary and culinary arts to engage and stimulate their participants. Their techniques of working with those with dementia offer lessons for all of us about the benefits of the arts as we age.

Presented by Daniela White, MD, Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry. This talk will explore the meaning and the sources for resilience. Dr. White will attempt to contrast religiosity and spirituality, and show how they can be major sources for developing resilience in children and adolescents. Storytelling and fairy tales will be discussed as means of shaping the child’s spiritual being, and how they can be used as tools in helping children develop a coherent understanding of the world and find answers to existential questions. We will also touch on the child’s need for magic and the relationship between magic beliefs and spirituality.

Presented by Michael L. McClam, MD, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine; in collaboration with DBSA Greater Houston. Depression is an illness that has wide reaching implications for cost, lost productivity, and its impact on overall physical health. It is estimated that depression in America costs society $210 billion per year, yet only 40% of this sum is associated with depression itself (25 Feb 2015, Scientific America). It is estimated that 6-7% of full-time US workers experienced major depression within the last year. Unlike other diseases (heart disease, cancer, etc.), the vast majority of patients who suffer with depression remain in the workforce but have elevated absenteeism and lower productivity. Oftentimes depression is experienced as anxiety (up to 65% of the time). This talk will cover the prevalence, comorbidities, diagnosis, and treatment of depression. The societal impact, cost, and barriers to treatment will also be discussed.

Presented by Matthew S. Stanford, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Hope and Healing Center & Institute The numbers are truly overwhelming. In the United States, one out of every five adults struggles with a mental disorder in a given year. The annual prevalence of mental illness in adolescents 13 to 17 years old is even greater. More disturbing is the fact that 60% of adults and 50% of children/adolescents diagnosed with a mental disorder receive no treatment. In this presentation Dr. Stanford will discuss the Christian church’s historical role in the care of those with mental illness and give an update on the Hope and Healing Center & Institute’s progress in increasing access to care in the greater Houston area.

Presented by Alan C. Swann, Senior Faculty, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Services, Baylor College of Medicine. Join Dr. Swann to learn about early signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder. Dr. Swann will discuss triggers, the latest research, and stories of hope for those living with bipolar disorder. This program will be targeted to parents, caregivers, and clinicians.

Presented by Karyn Hall, PhD, Founder and Director, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center, and Jaime Lawson. Join us to learn more about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and the difficulties in managing emotions for those who have the disorder or other issues related to coping with emotions. Dr. Hall will discuss the ways in which you can best communicate and help your loved ones, and understand their experiences. Learn communication and coping strategies that can help with the emotional intensity that often has loved ones walking on eggshells. Jaime will share her personal story of struggles and success with BPD.

Cancer is not just a physical disease. It impacts the life of the whole person and affects all of our relationships. We will explore the four dimensions of the human experience, the impact a cancer diagnosis can have for both patient and family in these dimensions, and coping skills that help us learn to live with and beyond cancer. Speaker -The Rev. Dr. Thomas M. Thompson, Senior Minister, Bethany Christian Church and former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, CanCare, Inc

In collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association, Houston and Southeast Chapter. Objectives of this seminar include the following: - Articulate the moral challenge of memory loss within modern society. - Define "redescription" as a mode of ethical thinking. - Differentiate between medical, psychological, and philosophical scripts of dementia. - Evaluate new ways of morally and spiritually connecting with persons with dementia. About the Speaker Julie Kutac, MA, Religious Studies and PhD, Medical Humanities and Professional Educational & Research Specialist, Alzheimer's Association, Houston and Southeast Chapters

About this Video Dr. Kent's own research spans from the basic science of oxidative stress in the nervous system, clinical trials of novel intravenous drug combinations for acute ischemic stroke, and development of outcome methodologies. He has a special interest in diabetes and hyperglycemia, the mechanisms by which they influence stroke outcomes and their role in the poor outcomes seen especially in minority populations. Speaker -Dr. Thomas Kent, Chief of Neurology, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Director of Stroke Research and Education, Baylor College of Medicine

About This Video Suicide is a common cause of death which is often challenging to discuss because of stigma. A particular difficulty is the way suicide leaves painful questions within family members and?caregivers of those lost to this grievous consequence of mental illness. This session will discuss this problem and how faith communities can come together to provide a healing space in the midst of pain and uncertainty. About the Speakers Thomas E. Ellis, PsyD, ABPP; and Director of Psychology at the Menninger Clinic and Professor of Psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine; and James W. Lomax, M.D., Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine

About the Video High school and college students (and their parents!) are under more pressure than ever before, and the fallout is all around us. How do children and parents find peace in the midst of the rat-race? Join the Rev. R-J Heijmen, father of a teenager, as he discusses practical and spiritual strategies for surviving and thriving during the teenage years. Speaker -The Reverend R-J Heijmen, Senior Associate Rector for Christian Education, Stewardship and Student Ministries, St. Martin's Episcopal Church Below is the video that Reverend R-J Heijmen references in his talk. The video features Conan O'Brien speaking at the 2011 Dartmouth Commencement.

PTSD for community presentation - Presentation (including resources) About This Video This talk will cover typical signs and symptoms of PTSD in Veterans as well as common ways that PTSD affects Veterans’ families, friends, and employment. We will discuss common misperceptions about PTSD and explore the latest research on effective treatments for PTSD, including both medications and therapy.  Local and national resources for Veterans and their families will be provided. Speaker - Dr. Natalie Hundt, Ph.D., and Research Investigator, Behavioral Health & Implementation Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Join us to learn more about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and the difficulties in managing emotions for those who have the disorder or other issues with coping with emotions. Dr. Hall, along with individuals in recovery, will discuss the ways in which you can best communicate and help your loved one and understand their experiences. Learn communication and coping strategies that can help with the emotional intensity that often has loved ones walking on eggshells. Speaker - Karyn Hall, PhD, and the Founder and Director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center

Join Marian Mankin, LCSW, and Program Director at Bo's Place, to discuss the grief journey of individuals whose significant other has died.? Examples from grief theory and research will be used to describe the current understanding of bereavement. Common grief reactions will be discussed as well as what helps the bereaved make meaning of the death of a loved one and grow and heal from the experience.

This presentation provides strategies that will help you parent with confidence while teaching your children invaluable life skills. Highlights include tips for helping children manage anger energy; comparing parenting styles with children's temperaments, setting rules and boundaries, encouraging self-confidence and helping children cope with stress and disappointment. Children who are calm, confident and in control tend to be self-reliant, and comfortable with who they are, which causes them to be more resistant to peer pressure and bullying. Self-reliant children are more likely to be perceived as leaders and are well liked by peers. Speaker - Susan Marsh, M.Ed., CFLE, and Co-Owner of Parenting Partnerships, Inc.

Join Richard Elbein, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer's Association, Houston and Southeast Chapter, and registered and licensed dietitian, for a discussion of the MIND Diet's development, its components, and the potential benefits of this promising new eating plan. According to a recent study published in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, the food choices you make on a daily basis might reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease... perhaps significantly. The MIND Diet, developed by nutritional epidemiologists at Rush University Medical Center, is a hybrid of the Mediterranean diet and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet. While both of those diets provide health benefits, the MIND Diet specifically includes foods and nutrients that research has shown to be good for the brain.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Memory lapses are not always caused by dementia. Many adults over 50 worry about becoming forgetful; it is natural to feel uneasy when you forget something. However, many memory lapses are simply the result of normal aging changes, not a serious illness. How can you tell the difference? Sally will review situations attributed to age-related changes and share lifestyle habits that can increase your chances of aging successfully. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Sally Davis, RN, MSN, Health Services Director, Amazing Place For the three past years, Sally has been serving as the Health Services Director for Amazing Place. In this role, she provides health assessments for the Participants, medication administration, health education for both Amazing Place staff and Participants, and caregiver consultations. Her favorite activity is having morning coffee with the Participants discussing current events and reviewing the day's programs. Prior to joining Amazing Place, Sally worked as a research nurse at the UT Health School of Nursing Center on Aging. She served as a Nurse Interventionist on an in home stroke study for stroke survivors and their spousal caregivers. She has given numerous presentations on a wide variety of older adult topics for both nursing professional and community caregivers. Sally received her BSN from DePauw University in Indiana and her Master's in Mental Health Nursing from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is very happy to be working at Amazing Place with the Participants and families.

How to Beat the Odds of Heart Disease - Presentation Heart disease is the #1 killer in the United States.  Are you at risk for heart disease?  Please come and learn about cardiac risk factors and how you may be able to prevent heart disease.  Join Catey Carter to learn about heart disease prevention and a state-of-the-art comprehensive cardiac health study now underway.  The Century Health Study seeks to prove that an aggressive preventative treatment plan of diagnostic testing, appropriate medication, and lifestyle improvements can prevent heart disease. About The Speaker Catey Carter, RN, UT Health Weatherhead PET Center for Preventing and Reversing Atherosclerosis; Research Manager, Century Health Study Catharine (Catey) V. Carter was born in Texas and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University and became a registered nurse as a second career, after raising her family.  Catey has spent the majority of her nursing career in the cardiovascular area, first with direct patient care and later at the University of Texas Health Science Center in clinical research while maintaining her Clinical Research Associate certification. She began working in cardiovascular research with interventional cardiac devices and drugs and moved on later to initiate training programs in clinical research regulatory and research billing compliance. Catey is currently working at the UT Weatherhead PET Center for Preventing and Reversing Atherosclerosis with Dr. K. Lance Gould, one of the world’s top scientists and cardiologists. She works with patients to detect early heart disease with PET imaging and is the research manager for the Century Health Study, a large randomized clinical trial testing two treatment strategies for prevention of heart disease. Catey is active in her church’s outreach programs and her other interests are outdoor activities, gardening, music, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

Suicide risk is a high-stress topic that can strain relationships, whether within the family, among friends, or between therapist and client. With all good intentions, one’s determination to save a life can translate into a tug-of-war that promotes conflict rather than collaborative problem-solving.  This presentation will summarize recent developments in the fields of psychotherapy and suicidology that show the potential of a mindful acceptance perspective for sustaining an alliance between a suicidal individual and his or her supporters.  Various examples of strategies will be discussed, notably ways of maintaining compassion and communicating this to an individual in distress. Thomas E. Ellis, PsyD, ABPP, and Director of Psychology at Menninger, Professor of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine Thomas E. Ellis, PsyD, ABPP, is Director of Psychology at the Menninger Clinic and Professor of Psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin and his doctorate at Baylor University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Clinical and Psychotherapy Divisions) and Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (Cognitive Behavior Therapy). He is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute. His research and publications focus primarily on the problem of suicide, including cognitive characteristics of suicidal individuals and the effectiveness of suicide-specific therapeutic interventions. His books include Suicide Risk: Assessment and Response Guidelines (with W. Fremouw and M. dePerczel, 1990), Choosing to Live: How to Defeat Suicide through Cognitive Therapy (with C. Newman, 1996), and Cognition and Suicide: Theory, Research, and Practice (2006). He is the 2011 recipient of the Roger J. Tierney Award from the American Association of Suicidology, in recognition of distinguished contributions to the organization and the field of suicidology.

Suicide risk is a high-stress topic that can strain relationships, whether within the family, among friends, or between therapist and client. With all good intentions, one’s determination to save a life can translate into a tug-of-war that promotes conflict rather than collaborative problem-solving.  This presentation will summarize recent developments in the fields of psychotherapy and suicidology that show the potential of a mindful acceptance perspective for sustaining an alliance between a suicidal individual and his or her supporters.  Various examples of strategies will be discussed, notably ways of maintaining compassion and communicating this to an individual in distress. Thomas E. Ellis, PsyD, ABPP, and Director of Psychology at Menninger, Professor of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine Thomas E. Ellis, PsyD, ABPP, is Director of Psychology at the Menninger Clinic and Professor of Psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin and his doctorate at Baylor University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Clinical and Psychotherapy Divisions) and Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (Cognitive Behavior Therapy). He is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute. His research and publications focus primarily on the problem of suicide, including cognitive characteristics of suicidal individuals and the effectiveness of suicide-specific therapeutic interventions. His books include Suicide Risk: Assessment and Response Guidelines (with W. Fremouw and M. dePerczel, 1990), Choosing to Live: How to Defeat Suicide through Cognitive Therapy (with C. Newman, 1996), and Cognition and Suicide: Theory, Research, and Practice (2006). He is the 2011 recipient of the Roger J. Tierney Award from the American Association of Suicidology, in recognition of distinguished contributions to the organization and the field of suicidology.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join Rick as he shares his personal story of healing. Rick's mission is to help all those who have experienced abuse by demonstrating how NOT to remain a victim by regaining self-respect, confidence and love of self. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Rick Huttner, Strategic Consultant (ret.), Huttner Holdings, Inc. While working as a business consultant and owner, Rick became aware that successful businesses had a moral code woven into them that he viewed as spiritual. He explored his own spirituality after becoming aware of recurring negative events in his life and career. His desire is to share what he has learned to help others who were abused in their youth and inspire them towards healing and love. Rick has learned valuable insights and practices on his exhausting, sometimes painful and truly rewarding 40 year journey of healing and finding joy in his life. Rick is the 2014 Ron Herring Mission of Service Award recipient for the New Mexico Region. This award is presented on an annual basis by the Mankind Project to men who have demonstrated a willingness and committment to living their mission through actions. Matthew S. Stanford, PhD, CEO, Hope and Healing Center & Institute Matthew S. Stanford, PhD is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center and Institute (HHCI) in Houston, TX and adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston. The New York Times, USA Today, Fox, MSNBC, Yahoo!, and U.S. News World Report have featured Dr. Stanford's research on the interplay between psychology and issues of faith. Dr. Stanford is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. As director of HHCI he writes, conducts training seminars, and serves individuals living with mental illness and their families. He is the author of two books, Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness and The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope, and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped. The Rev. Suse McBay, Assistant Priest for Pastoral Care, St. Martin's Episcopal Church A native of Oxford, England, the Rev. Suse McBay earned her MA in Theology from the University of Oxford and then worked for a year at St. George's Church in Leeds. She went on to work as a high school teacher of Religious Education at Immanuel College, Bradford before commencing her PhD in Apocalyptic Literature at the well known St. John's, Nottingham, United Kingdom. In addition to her studies and church placements, Suse served on the committee of AWESOME, a UK-based network of evangelical Anglican ordained women and assisted the Diocese of Nottingham with their sports outreach programs. She is married to Stephen, a Houston native.

Recovering From Trauma - Part 4 - Limbic System, Panic Attacks and Personality Characteristics

This video is about Recovering From Trauma - Part 3 - Intrusion (Reliving & Re-experiencing Trauma)

This video is about Recovering From Trauma - Part 2 - Abortion PTSD - Diagnosis and symptoms of trauma, responses to trauma, and triggers.

This video is about Recovering From Trauma-Part 1- Abortion and miscarriage related trauma and the reasons for post abortion/miscarriage ministry featuring Theresa Burke, Founder of Rachel's Vineyard.

This video is Recovering From Trauma - Opening Testimonials - It consists of testimonials about loss and trauma related to miscarriage and abortion.

Presentation -The Role of Faith and Spirituality in Mental Health Speaker - Matthew S. Stanford, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Hope and Healing Center and Institute People are often surprised to learn that individuals in psychological distress are more likely to go to a clergy member for assistance before a mental health care provider. Positive religious engagement has numerous benefits for individuals struggling with mental health difficulties. However, the role of faith and spirituality in mental health is not a topic that is often discussed. In this presentation, Dr. Stanford will answer the question "What if the mental health and faith communities worked together to serve those in distress by providing a framework for mental health recovery that incorporates faith and spirituality?"

This is Part 3 of The Autism Family Across the Lifespan. The focus of this video is on the family experience. Issues addressed include; managing stress, maintaining priorities, time management and finding balance, self-care, and finding compassion for yourself.

Part 2 - The Autism Family Across the Lifespan includes information on what to do if your child shows signs of ASD, as well as what to look for in a ASD program.

This is Part 1 of The Autism Family Across the Lifespan: Caring for the individual and the Family which addresses the identification of signs and symptoms of ASD.

What is suicide? Could you tell if someone you knew and loved was suicidal?

Examining Issues Surrounding Intimacy and Ethics for People Living with Dementia with the Alzheimer's Association's Ann Marie McDonald.

New Science, Practical Tools. It is common knowledge that the way that we feel can directly impact our mental and emotional states. Speakers Tracey W. Southwick, HHP, CNHP, ND and Heather M. Goodwin, MA HHP provide profound cutting-edge, research-based techniques to empower you toward a balanced, positive and vibrant mind-body relationship.

Tracey W. Southwick, CNHP, HHP, ND (Trad.) Heather M. Goodwin, MA, HHP

This video was created to aid clergy in identifying those with mental health or addiction issues and how to aid them in providing appropriate support to those individuals. Issues addressed specifically in this video include; Bi-Polar Disorder, Anxiety, Alcohol, and Drug Addiction. Speakers include: Rev. R-J Heijmen, John Burrus, MD, Rev. Bill Wigmore, and Sasha McLean.

Rev. Michael Gemignani

Watch this video to learn more about the Hope and Healing Center and its mission of Transforming Lives, Restoring Hope.

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