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PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY SERVICES

This is a meeting you may thank yourself later for attending. When you need it, you need it now!

Dr. Suzanne Bird, MD, and Tobin Rodriguez, LICSW will tell us about community-based and hospital-based resources for managing psychiatric emergencies in our area. What’s available, to whom is it available, and how best to navigate the system.

Suzanne A. Bird MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Director, Psychiatric Emergency Service, Cambridge Hospital
Tobin Rodriguez, LICSW

Assistant Director, Cambridge/Somerville Emergency Services Program, North Suffolk Mental Health Association

Families that struggle with psychiatric issues may at some point be in a situation where they will need outside help. Do you know what to do when there is a psychiatric emergency—whom do you call? Who will come and what are their procedures? Where in our area will they take your loved one and how is this covered? What changes in the system have occurred over the years that we all should be aware of?

Fortunately, we will get these answers and other vital information from our knowledgeable panel of speakers. They will talk about community-based and hospital-based resources for managing psychiatric emergencies. They will cover what’s available, to whom is it available, and how best to navigate the system. Come to the meeting on May 3rd, and get what we all need to know!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
7:00pm – 9:00pm
6:30pm refreshments/social time

Macht Auditorium
Cambridge Hospital
1493 Cambridge St., Cambridge

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Let’s Be Clear:
Communicating More Effectively with People
Who Have Mental Illness

An Interactive Workshop Led by Corinne Cather, Ph.D.

Does your son refuse to get up in the morning?
Does your sister insist she doesn’t need to take her medications?
Has your husband gained 40 pounds and refuses to exercise?
Is your daughter engaging in dangerous behaviors and refusing help?

Join us and learn effective strategies for communicating with your loved one who
is living with mental illness and help them better cope with life stresses.

Dr. Corinne Cather, Ph D., is a renowned psychologist at the Massachusetts General
Hospital and instructor in psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. She is nationally
recognized as a leading clinician and researcher in cognitive behavioral therapy* (CBT)
and is well known for her interactive workshops on effective communication with those
who have mental illness. Dr. Cather has special expertise in using CBT to treat residual
symptoms and addiction, and to promote medication adherence and social skills,
especially in individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Dr. Cather is currently
working to modify these approaches to use in first episode and early psychosis.

*CBT is a short-term, skills-based behavioral treatment, which helps people change the
way they think, act and feel, in order to better cope with symptoms of mental illness and
the stresses of daily life.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
7:00pm – 9:00pm
6:30pm refreshments/social time

Macht Auditorium
Cambridge Hospital
1493 Cambridge St., Cambridge

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Film “UNLISTED:  A STORY OF SCHIZOPHRENIA”
A documentary film by Delaney Ruston, M.D.

“Unlisted” – winner of multiple awards, including “Most Compelling Documentary” by the Seattle True Independent Film Festival – is the personal story of Seattle physician Delaney Ruston.

As the film’s writer and director, Ruston chronicles her reunion with her father after 10 years of estrangement. She illustrates the challenges with his schizophrenia and how the system is, for those trying desperately to find a path to wellness and integration into their community, in disrepair.

The film also explores how bureaucracy, the lack of continuity of care and the lack of funding and housing all hamper progress.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
7:00pm – 9:00pm
6:30pm refreshments/social time

Macht Auditorium
Cambridge Hospital
1493 Cambridge St., Cambridge

(Free hospital parking with vouchers obtained at the meeting)

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