NEWS | October 6, 2017

Public lecture: Psychotherapist shares his family's journey with mental illness


Families are riddled with untold secrets. But Stephen Hinshaw never imagined that a profound secret was kept under lock and key for 18 years within his family — that his father’s mysterious absences, for months at a time, resulted from serious mental illness and involuntary hospitalizations. From the moment his father revealed the truth, during Hinshaw’s first spring break from college, he knew his life would change forever.

Hinshaw will share his family’s journey with mental illness — and his vision to remove the stigma — at a free public lecture sponsored by the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. 

Hinshaw is a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley and of psychiatry at UC San Francisco, and an internationally renowned researcher of child psychopathology. He is author of the books, Another Kind of Madness and The ADHD Explosion.

The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis is a statewide leader in bridging neuroscience research, mental health care and policy to improve the lives of those touched by mental illness. It is driven by dedication and vision to help create a brighter future in which science informs policy and research brings hope for people with mental illness.

Event details:

"Another Kind of Madness: A journey through stigma and hope of mental illness"
Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m.
UC Davis Health, Education Building, Lecture Hall 1222
4610 X Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

R.S.V.P. by October 3, 2017 at Eventbrite online or by calling 916-734-4349
Parking: $2/hour in Structure #3 on Stockton Blvd. and X St.

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