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Mental Health Awareness Month

Last Updated 5/18/2015 10:45:11 AM


During the week of May 18-22, 2015, El Camino Hospital Mental Health Services in collaboration with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation will hold lectures in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.

All events are free and open to the public. No registration required. For more information, please call 650-962-4453.

 


Monday, May 18, 2015 - Adolescent Mental Health

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Topic: Stress within the Asian Teen Community

Presenter:
Christine Bautista, LMFT, Family & Children Program Manager, Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)

Description:
Discussion will focus on awareness of cultural factors to consider in identification and treatment of mental health conditions for Asian American Adolescents.

Location:
El Camino Hospital - Mountain View Campus
Conference rooms A & B (ground floor)
2500 Grant Road
Mountain View


12 – 1 p.m. | Topic: Teen stress and stress management

Presenter:
Dan Becker, MD, Chief Medical Director, Psychiatry, Mills-Peninsula Hospital

Description:
Dr. Becker will discuss the different stressors faced by teens and adaptive ways that they can manage.  A focus of the presentation will be on the importance of sleep and opportunities for parents to encourage healthy habits.

Location:
El Camino Hospital - Mountain View Campus
Conference rooms A & B (ground floor)
2500 Grant Road
Mountain View


7 – 8:30 p.m. | Topic: Understanding Autism

Presenter:
Pilar Bernal, MD, Associate Medical Director After School Program Interventions and Resiliency Education (ASPIRE), El Camino Hospital

Description:
Dr. Bernal will present an overview of autism spectrum disorders, and examine the most effective treatment approaches.

Location:
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Mountain View Center
3rd floor Conference Center
701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Topic: Interventional Psychiatry in the Treatment of Depression

Presenter:
Katherine Taylor, MD, Medical Director of Brain Stimulation, El Camino Hospital

Description:
Understanding electroconvulsive therapy as a mental health treatment option and dispelling myths of the past.

Location:
El Camino Hospital - Los Gatos Campus
Conference room 1
815 Pollard Road
Los Gatos


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Topic: Immigrant Women and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Presenter
James Livingston, PhD, Staff Psychologist for Center for Survivors of Torture, Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)

Description:
Dr. Livingston will discuss the common stressors experienced by women when immigrating to the United States. 

Location:
El Camino Hospital - Mountain View Campus
Conference room E (ground floor)
2500 Grant Road
Mountain View


Thursday, May 21, 2015

12 – 1 p.m. | Topic: Mental Health and the Justice System

Presenters:
Thomas E. Kuhnle, Judge, Superior Court of California
Richard J. Loftus, Jr., Judge, Superior Court of Santa Clara County

Description:
The presentation will include an overview on how individuals with mental health conditions navigate and interact with the justice system.

Location:
El Camino Hospital - Mountain View Campus
Conference room C (ground floor)
2500 Grant Road
Mountain View


7 – 8:30 p.m. | Topic: Mental Health Treatment for Women in the South Asian Community

Presenters:
Nirmaljit Dhami, MD, Medical Director Maternal Outreach Mood Services (MOMS), El Camino Hospital and Simran Singh, MD, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Description:
Discussion of the prevailing stigma of mental health conditions in the South Asian community and how that impacts access to care for women. 

Location:
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Mountain View Center
3rd floor Conference Center
701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View


May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the month of May, NAMI and the rest of the country are bringing awareness to mental illness. In 2013, President Obama proclaimed May as National Mental Health Awareness Month and brought the issue of mental health to the forefront of our nation’s thoughts.

Learn more...

Fulfilling the Promise
Join the Scrivner Challenge

At a press conference on April 20, Los Altos Hills residents Mary and Doug Scrivner announced a $1 million gift to start an endowment for ASPIRE, El Camino Hospital's outpatient adolescent mental health program. They are challenging the community to help fully fund it.

Make a donation.

Mary and Doug Scrivner at the kick-off of the Scrivner Challenge to fund the ASPIRE program at El Camino Hospital

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