2017-03-16 / Top News

David Lawrence Center presents Sound Minds symposium


JAMISON JAMISON David Lawrence Center and its education partner, the Naples Children & Education Foundation, present the third annual Sound Minds Mental Health Symposium from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. This year’s event focuses on brain health. Renowned psychologist, educator and author Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., is the keynote speaker.

Ms. Jamison has authored five books and is considered a leading authority on mood disorders, bipolar disorder and suicide. She became the public face of bipolar disorder after her bestselling 1995 memoir, “An Unquiet Mind,” explored her own battles with the disease. “Touched with Fire,” her book about the links between bipolar disorder and creativity, was made into a movie in 2015 staring Katie Holmes.

She has served as a professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for the last 25 years and has acted as a professor of mood disorders and co-director of the Johns Hopkins University Mood Disorders Center since 2005.

There are a variety of ticket options available:

¦ An all-access pass for $400 includes a VIP wine dinner with the keynote speaker on Friday, March 24, at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception with her after the symposium on Saturday evening, March 25, at Moorings Presbyterian Church.

¦ A ticket for the VIP wine dinner and symposium is $300.

¦ A ticket for the symposium and meet-the-speaker reception is $125.

Ms. Jamison will be available for a book signing for ticket holders at both the VIP dinner and the post-symposium reception.

¦ Admission to the symposium only is a $10 suggested donation.

For tickets or more information, call Jennifer Denike at the David Lawrence Center at 304-3505 or visit www.davidlawrencecenter.org. ¦

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