Dr. DiPaolo presents the annual family education series “How to Survive & Thrive with Mental Illness,” co-sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – San Gabriel Valley and Pacific Clinics. The seven lecture series is available here and on youtube where it has received over 130,000 views.
This series has been offered as a service to the community for over 30 years, providing state of the art education about mental illness and its treatment.
Understanding the symptoms, causes and subjective experience of bipolar disorder
Treatment for Bipolar Disorder – Medication, Therapy, Family/Social Support & Lifestyle Changes. Special guest speaker sharing her experience and recovery with bipolar disorder
Understanding the symptoms, causes, treatment & subjective experience of depression
Schizophrenia is a brain illness. See the symptoms of the illness and where they occur in the brain. Understanding the causes and subjective experience of person.
Learn the the three key ingredients in recovery with schizophrenia, and hear a first-hand testimony from a guest speaker sharing his experience of schizophrenia
Understand what trauma is, and the different manifestations of its impact on the person. Learn the key features of one prominent outcome – posttraumatic stress disorder
The family is an ally in helping a person with mental illness recover. Learn core skills and strategies, and hear the stories of a family panel sharing their experience surviving and thriving with mental illness.