CONNECT Events May Mental Awareness Month, May 16-31

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May 16,  6 p.m. at the Jim Santy Auditorium. “Concussion/TBI: Impacts on Mental Health” panel discussion
                  and Q&A with freestyle ski champion Alex Schlopy, Lauren Ziaks (Wasatch Physical Therapy),
                  Dr. Antoinetta  Russo (TOSH) moderated by Lynn Ware Peek (KPCW Mountain Life).

May 17,  6:30 p.m. at the Jim Santy Auditorium Film: “Mind Game: The Unquiet Journey of
                  Chamique Holdsclaw,” followed by Chamique Holdsclaw in person for Q&A. The film
                  is presented by the Park City Film Series in partnership with CONNECT, and shares her
                  struggle with a diagnosis of depression and more recently with one of bipolar disorder.
                  Holdsclaw will also share how she manages her recovery.

May 17, 6:30 p.m. at the Kamas Valley Summit County Library. The Film: “Heroin(e)” 2018
                 Oscar-nominated documentary on the opioid crisis followed by panel discussion moderated
                 by Mary Christa Smith (from Communities That Care).

May 22, Noon at the Jim Santy Auditorium “Portrait of An Alzheimer Caregiver,” a play performed by Walk-Ons, Inc. and talk by author Sheryl Bagshaw (Dementia Assist). Complimentary lunch provided. Reservations required for lunch. RSVP by May 18.

May 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Blair Education Center Park City Hospital “The Brain Story: The science behind brain development, mental health, and addiction” talk by Neuroscientist Dr. Nicole Sherren.

May 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Jim Santy Auditorium Film: “Heaven Is A Traffic Jam on the 405” 2018 Oscar winning short documentary about artist Mindy Alper channeling her depression and anxiety into her work. Followed by panel discussion with psychiatrist Dr. Melissa Lopez-Larson and Ida Yoked “Expressive Therapies Utah”.

May 30, 6:30 p.m. at the Jim Santy Auditorium Film: “Dying to be Thin” followed by panel discussion on eating disorders with Karen Malm, PhD, Melissa Taylor, MS, LMFT, and Sloane Pitman (survivor)

May 31, 6:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Richins Building Auditorium “70 Years of Healthy Minds: Current Research on Brain and Behavioral Health,” Talks and a Research Showcase presented by the University of Utah Psychiatry Department