Mental Illness Awareness Week: Recovery is Possible – Depression
Monday, October 6 at 1:00 PM CDT
In conjunction with The National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI) Mental Illness Awareness week, the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) and NAMI-Saint Louis are collaborating to bring you an exciting array of programs celebrating the theme of “Recovery is Possible.” Each day during the first full week of October, we will hold a free Web Conference highlighting a different aspect of mental illness and recovery. Our goal is to help destigmatize mental illness, describe how persons with mental illness can “recover,” and to explain the symptoms of some common diagnoses. The programs will feature both professionals and consumers talking about their experiences of mental illness.
Program Presenters: Franco Sicuro, MD is a board certified psychiatrist whose work encompasses several areas of psychiatry. He is in private practice with a group that provides consultation services to nursing homes in the St. Louis area, and he heads the gero-psychiatric services at DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton. Dr. Sicuro is actively involved in clinical research in pharmacological trails on dementia, schizophrenia and bipolar illnesses. Additionally, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at University Health Science in Kansas City, MO.Floyd Williams has been a member an member of Hopewell Center for 30 years. Despite his struggles with depression, he enjoys helping others at Hopewell (especially new members) understand and cope with mental illness. He attends NAMI’s Connection Recovery Support Group at Hopewell regularly, and graduated from NAMI’s 9-week Peer to Peer Education Course.