How to Survive & Thrive with Mental Illness – YouTube videos!

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.

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Inside the World of Bipolar Disorder

Understanding the symptoms, causes and subjective experience of bipolar disorder

Balancing Bipolar – Four Pillars of Treatment

Treatment for Bipolar Disorder – Medication, Therapy, Family/Social Support & Lifestyle Changes.  Special guest speaker sharing her experience and recovery with bipolar disorder

Inside the Darkness of Depression

Understanding the symptoms, causes, treatment & subjective experience of depression

Inside the Beautiful Mind of Schizophrenia

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.

Recovery with Schizophrenia

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

Understanding Trauma & PTSD

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

Helpful Family Skills & Strategies

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.