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Student Athlete Mental Health: A Game Plan

This free course is aimed at addressing the vital role mental health plays in student athletes’ lives. Drawing on evidence-based practices and real-world scenarios, educators, coaches, and health care professionals can learn to recognize early signs of distress, foster open communication, and implement proactive measures to promote mental wellness within their sports teams.

Join us online: Wednesday, July 31 @ 10am-1pm ET

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Borderline Personality Disorder – Diagnostics and Treatment

Join us as Karen L. Jacob, PhD, provides an overview of BPD diagnosis and treatment, shares tips for loved ones and professionals supporting someone with the condition, and debunks the many myths surrounding this complex disorder.

Join us: Thursday, May 30 @ 11am ET

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Recognizing and Addressing Mental Health Disorders in Teens

In this previously recorded session, Perihan Esra Guvenek-Cokol, MD, provides an overview of the many anxiety, mood, eating, substance use, and personality disorders that can impact teens, shares tips for recognizing their emergence, and answers audience questions about what to expect from evidence-based treatment.

Join us: Wednesday, June 5 @ 12pm ET

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Navigating the Ups and Downs of Bipolar Disorder

In this previously recorded session, Kirsten W. Bolton, LICSW, discusses the various forms of bipolar disorder (BD), shares tips for identifying manic and depressive episodes, and answers questions about effective treatment methods and additional supports for someone living with BD.

Join us: Thursday, June 13 @ 12pm ET

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Making Anxiety Work for You

Join us as David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP, explains how anxiety works and why it’s unhelpful to fight it, explores the lessons we can draw from evidence-based anxiety treatments, and answers questions about using anxious feelings to build resilience.

Join us: Tuesday, June 18 @ 11am ET

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Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Latinx Teens

In this previously recorded session, Fairlee C. Fabrett, PhD, discusses the unique factors as to why Latinx teens may not seek mental health help, offers ways to help combat the stigma around mental health in the Latinx community, and answers audience questions about how we can help members of the community be seen, heard, and understood.

Join us: Wednesday, July 10 @ 12pm ET

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Decoding and Demystifying Dyslexia

In this previously recorded session, Roberto Olivardia, PhD, explains what causes the challenges in learning to read and spell written words, shares ways to recognize the signs of dyslexia, provides tales from personal experience to help with condition management, and answers audience questions about dyslexia.

Join us: Wednesday, July 24 @ 12pm

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Understanding the Link Between Physical and Mental Health

In this previously recorded session, Christopher M. Palmer, MD, breaks down the connection between our physical and mental health, shares strategies to support our own and our loved ones’ health journeys, and answers audience questions about how we can feel better, mentally and physically.

Join us: Thursday, August 8 @ 12pm

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Promoting Positive Mental Health in K-12 Students

In this previously recorded session, Mills Smith-Millman, PhD, offers an overview of proven strategies for supporting the mental well-being of students in kindergarten through high school, discusses mental health training options for school professionals, and answers audience questions about common mental illnesses impacting children and adolescents.

Join us: Tuesday, August 20 @ 12pm ET

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Is It Self-Esteem or Self-Importance? Exploring Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Join us as Igor Weinberg, PhD, breaks down both the healthy and problematic ways we can see ourselves and the impacts of those perceptions, explores why NPD remains so stigmatized today, and answers questions about the disorder’s treatment and commonly co-occurring conditions.

Join us: Thursday, September 5 @ 11am ET

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Managing Your Mental Health During Presidential Election Season

Join us as Mark Longsjo, LICSW, explores the mental health pitfalls often presented by elections, offers practical tips for addressing the anxiety and depression they can trigger, and answers questions about managing our news consumption and navigating difficult political conversations with loved ones and colleagues.

Join us: Thursday, September 19 @ 11am ET

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Addressing Bullying in Kids & Teens

In this previously recorded session, Joyce Velt, LICSW, explains the effects of bullying on mental health, discusses how it can impact relationships in the short- and long-term, and answers audience questions about how we can help kids and teens feel included and welcome.

Join us: Wednesday, September 25 @ 12pm ET

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DBT Skills – The Value of Validation

Join us as Kathryn Broge, LICSW, shares the science behind validation and why it works, offers examples of how to validate the experiences of those we love, along with our own, and answers questions about how to practice validation in challenging interactions.

Join us: Tuesday, October 1 @ 11am ET

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When Perfect Becomes Problematic – Perfectionism and More

Join us as R. Meredith Elkins, PhD, explains what sets adolescent perfectionism apart from healthy pursuits to excel, explores the short- and long-term impacts of unaddressed perfectionism, and answers audience questions about evidence-based treatment options.

Join us: Thursday, October 17 @ 11am ET

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Treatment-Resistant Depression – Now What Do I Do?

Join us as Joshua C. Brown, MD, PhD, shares what makes some forms of depression especially difficult to treat, explores proven, cutting-edge treatment, and answers questions about lifestyle changes for helping manage treatment-resistant depression.

Join us: Thursday, November 7 @ 11am ET

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Anxiety and OCD in Kids and Teens: On-Demand Course

In this on-demand course, we delve into the realities of these conditions in children and teenagers, explore the crucial role that adults play in supporting young individuals, examine effective methods of recognizing and diagnosing various conditions affecting this population, and finally, discuss what effective, modern treatment looks like for those who require it.

There are two ways to take this course. You can watch for free at any time. Continuing education credits are also available for a small fee.

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Emerging Leaders in Mental Health On-Demand Course

This on-demand course is designed to advance and grow the capabilities and skills of tomorrow’s mental health leaders. Led by senior faculty from McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, attendees will learn best practices, strategies, and evidence-based approaches to improving the patient care and provider experience.

There are two ways to take this course. You can watch for free at any time. Continuing education credits are also available for a small fee.

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The Global Impact of Emotional Trauma On-Demand Course

This on-demand course is aimed at dispelling long held misconceptions about assessing and treating emotional trauma. Experts from around the world share the latest updates in the field, including delivering care in low-resource settings and exploring special populations such as the unique experiences of refugees and displaced persons.

There are two ways to take this course. You can watch for free at any time. Continuing education credits are also available for a small fee.

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Experts cover topics such as:

  • The relationship between diet and mental wellness
  • Child and teen mental health
  • Managing stress and burnout
  • Supporting loved ones with conditions including depression and borderline personality disorder
  • LGBTQ+ mental health
  • Many, many more

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