The Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing (IIMHN) invites you to a seminar & open
discussion with Robert Whitaker;

Anatomy of an Epidemic and Lessons Learned: How Do We Build a Global Movement for Change in
Mental Health?

Friday 15th Nov, 2:15 – 3:45
Room XG20, Science Building
Dublin City University

The publication of Anatomy of an Epidemic in 2010 helped plant a seed for fundamental change in psychiatry, as it presented a
scientific story that told of a paradigm of care that did more harm than good. How can we collectively build a new paradigm of care?
This seminar will first provide the context as outlined by Whitaker followed by a facilitated discussion amongst mental health
practitioners, people with self experience and interested members of the public, on the continuing role of psychotropic medication in
mental health care provision.

Robert Whitaker is the author of four books, and co-author of a fifth, three of which tell of the history of psychiatry. In 2010, his Anatomy of an Epidemic:
Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness won the U.S. Investigative Reporters and Editors book award for best investigative
journalism. Prior to writing books, he worked as a science reporter at the Albany Times Union newspaper in New York for a number of years. He is the founder
of madinamerica.com, a website that features research news and blogs by an international group of writers interested in “rethinking psychiatry.”

Places are limited – email hlc@dcu.ie  or call  01 7007171 to secure your place. 

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Public Lecture Series 2019

Understanding Mental Heath

School of Nursing and Human Sciences , DCU

Time: 7pm-8.30pm

Free entry – donations discretionary – all proceeds to mental health charities.

 

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  • 20th March – Perfectionism: A double edged sword – Rosaleen McElvaney
  • 27th March – Recovery in the context of mental health – Siobhan Russell and Martha Griffin
  • 3rd April – Living well with the consequences of cancer – Simon Dunne
  • 10th April – Apps, online programmes and other digital resources to improve mental well-being – Manuel Ascari
  • 17th April – The role of nutrition in health and wellbeing – Mary Rose Sweeney

All Welcome