Dr Joseph Rochford presents his Top Ten List of Myths about Mental Illness

MONTREAL, Sept. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - The Mental Illness Awareness Week is coming up, from October 4 to 10. On this occasion, Joseph Rochford, Ph.D., Director of the Academic Affairs at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, presents his top ten list of myths about mental illness.

In the following video, Joe shares his thoughts about some of these myths:

http://www.douglas.qc.ca/news/details.asp?l=e&ty=a&id=618&yr=2009&

Joseph Rochford is available for interviews.

    
    The 4th Mini-Psych School at the Douglas Institute is now accepting
    registrations
    

Dr Rochford is also hosting and supervising the fourth edition of the Douglas Mini-Psych School. This year, the Mini-Psych School will help participants to explore - and dispel - the myths surrounding mental illness that persist to this day. "Our team of Mini-Psych School professors, made up of Douglas clinicians and researchers, will present the facts about mental illness with a renewed program and courses that will be held in English," said Joseph Rochford.

    
    2009 Mini-Psych School Program, (in English this year)
    Every Tuesday from October 27 to December 1
    from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Douglas Hall at the Douglas Institute.

    -   Course 1: Top Ten List of Myths About Mental Illness
    -   Course 2: How Blue is Blue? - Depression and Burnout
    -   Course 3: The Ups and Downs of Bipolar Disorders
    -   Course 4: The "Skinny" on Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa - What's New
        about Eating Disorders?
    -   Course 5: The Delusions about Schizophrenia and Psychosis
    -   Course 6: You Can Go Home Again - The Recovery Movement
    

Discount for anyone who registers before October 10, 2009

About the Douglas - www.douglas.qc.ca

The Douglas is a world-class institute, affiliated with McGill University and the World Health Organization, which treats people suffering from mental illness, and offers them hope and cures. Its teams of specialists and researchers continually advance scientific knowledge, integrate it into patient care, and share it with the community to increase awareness and eliminates stigma around mental illness.

SOURCE Douglas Mental Health University Institute

For further information: For further information: and for interviews with Joseph Rochford: Marie france Coutu, Communications and Public Affairs, Douglas Institute, (514) 761-6131, ext. 2769, Cell: (514) 835-3236, marie-france.coutu@douglas.mcgill.ca

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