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Institute of Living Family Day 2011
Celebrating the Lives of Those with Mental Illness

 The IOL Family Day Celebration, a symposium, was held on October 10th, 2011. The theme of the event was to let people with Mental and Developmental illnesses and their families learn about the latest research into causes and treatments of mental disorders at IOL.

Participants were: the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, as well as programs available from the Anxiety Disorder Center/Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Young Adult Services.

The guest speaker was author Randye Kaye, of the book "Ben Behind His Voices" who shared her experience about her son's struggle with mental illness.

IOL speakers included: opening remarks by Harold Schwartz, MD
Godfrey Pearlson, MD "A Brief Update n the Genetics of Schizophrenia
David Glahn, PhD "Influence of Psychosis on Brain-Behavior Endophenotypes for Bipolar Disorder
Michael Stevens, PhD "Functional Neuroimaging Research of Childhood Psychiatric Disorders: Studies of Cause and Treatment"
Lawrence Haber, PhD "Young Adult Services Programs"
Michal Assaf, MD "Autism Spectrum Disorders-IOL's Clinical &Research Programs"
Scott Hannan, PhD " Accelerated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

An exhibit of arts and crafts from SRP program and Grace Webb School provided a look into the talent of people, with mental illnesses, and stressed that their illness doesn't define who they are, rather it's what they have, also an underlying message of this Family Day event.

Click here to view the Family Day photo gallery