Announcements as of April 10, 2018

Speaker Program Thursday April 12 at 7:30 PM      

Dr. Robert E. Litman, Medical Director of CBH Health, will speak on

      New Treatments for Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder:  Research Update

This program will take place at the George Washington University Hospital Auditorium at 900 23rd Street, NW, next to the Foggy Bottom Metro Station (lower level of hospital). All are welcome at speaker programs, and light refreshment will be offered. Entrance to the hospital requires a photo id.  A university parking garage entrance is on H Street between 22nd and 23rd Streets. For street parking, check posted signs. Please join us.

 Support Groups

For those needing a group meeting, there will be a small gathering with a facilitator at the Foundry Church in DC at 7:00 on Thursday evening.

The Southern PG peer support group will meet on Thursday April 12 at 7:00 at the Oxon Hill United Methodist Church, 6400 Livingston Road, Oxon Hill, MD.

This is My Brave to host screening of documentary “Suicide:  The Ripple Effect”  

Ballston Common Stadium 12  –  Sunday April 15 at 3:00 PM

“Suicide: The Ripple Effect” – Screening in Arlington, VA

This Is My Brave is hosting a screening of the documentary, “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” at the Ballston Common Stadium 12 on Sunday, April 15th at 3:00 pm.

About the film: “At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Seventeen years later, he still struggles with many of the same symptoms that led him to attempt to take his life, but he is on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive. Kevin takes a journey to better understand the ripple effects his suicide attempt had on his family, friends, and the first responders who helped save him. He’s also working to shine light on inspirational individuals, families, and organizations who are using personal pain to help others find the hope they need to heal.”


 Upcoming International Bipolar Foundation Webinar 

Wednesday April 18 at noon

Webinar: Jaime Lowe, Author of Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind | International Bipolar Foundation

Webinar: Jaime Lowe, Author of Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind | …


Survey on Employees with Mood Disorders Requesting Accommodations  

Kayla Follmer is a professor at Salisbury University and is working on a research project that examines the work experiences of employees with depression and bipolar disorder. The study involves completing an online survey, which takes approximately 30 minutes. If you would like to learn more about or participate in the survey you can click here: EmployesWithMoodDisorders

Individuals who participate have an opportunity to win a $25 Amazon gift card. The study will remain open until April 15, 2018. If you have any questions you may contact Kayla at kbfollmer@salisbury.edu or 309-531-5175.

32nd Annual Mood Disorders Symposium at Johns Hopkins

This year’s symposium is on Tuesday April 24 in Baltimore. Here is a note from co-chair Dr. Ray DePaulo:  This year the guest patient is noted American Singer and songwriter Meg Hutchinson (who i will interview as part of the symposium.   As an unusual feature this year Meg’s sister, Tessa, will be the guest family member.   I have seen Meg perform in Boston earlier this year and she is really terrific.  As always Kay Jamison  and a cast of the Hopkins Mood  Disorders Team will also speak.

The Symposium begins at 1 pm and runs until 5 pm.  Please note that the registration cost has been reduced back down to the $35 that we used to charge because we wanted to emphasize that this symposium is intended for patients and family members and others interested from the general public.
See:  https://www.registrationheadquarters.com/events/?uid=JHUMED_3&eid=16555&mid=15231295&rid=3103238071&rtype=mm&mmurlid=122934970      

Other Upcoming Events

Workshop on Depression and Teenagers

Thursday April 19  7:00 – 8:30 PM     

5635 Fishers Lane  Rockville, MD (NIMH)      

Register:  https://teendepression.eventbrite.com

 DBH (DC) Mental Health Awareness Poetry Slam

Wednesday May 9  6:00 – 8:30 PM       

Location TBA        

More Information:  darrell.powe@dc.gov or (202) 535-1342