The GTDAA Mission
Our Mission is to raise awareness of depression through advocacy and education while providing a variety of resources for those impacted by the disease within the home, workplace and community.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Park Cities Baptist Church, Great Hall
3933 Northwest Parkway, Dallas, TX 75225
Join Baylor Scott & White Health, Baylor University and the Gil Taylor Depression Awareness Alliance for our 3rd annual Behavioral Health Symposium. This year’s topic is on the multi-generational impacts of behavioral health issues from clinical, social and spiritual perspectives. Four Continuing Education Credits will be provided.
Free parking in the parking garage. Parking is available in their three-level underground parking garage which is accessible from Northwest Highway and also from Villanova. The P1 level of the garage is handicapped accessible for vans and other automobiles. Other handicap parking spaces are marked throughout the garage.
Elizabeth McIngvale, Ph.D, LMSW
Life with Chronic Mental Illness: A Family’s Perspective
Through the personal story of life with mental illness, learn about how chronic mental health conditions are diagnosed and treated. Further, engage in conversation around the impact of stigma, low access to appropriate mental health treatment, and the importance of relapse prevention and advocacy.
H. Jean Wright II, Psy.D.
Find Strength in Your Struggle: A Faith-Based Approach to Wellness
Learn about research that points to improved medical and psychological/emotional outcomes for people who rely on their faith and/or spiritual belief system. We’ll also cover encouraging behavioral health professionals to include, where appropriate, a person’s faith/spiritual belief system in developing an individual health plan.
Are you feeling depressed or suspect a loved one is depressed?
Take a few minutes to complete an anonymous self-assessment.
The GTDAA is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to raise awareness of depression and to help remove the “stigma” associated with mental health issues. An estimated 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 5 youth experience depression, a serious medical illness that affects one’s thoughts, feelings, behavior and physical health.
Depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects nearly one in 10 adults, nearly twice as many women as men, and about one in five teens according to a 2010 study by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Feeling sad, empty, hopeless, or numb
- Loss of energy or increased fatigue, insomnia or oversleeping
- Irritability or anxiety causing one to be short-tempered
- Trouble making decisions or thinking clearly
- Feeling guilty or worthless
- Thoughts of death and suicide
GTDAA’s focus is to bring awareness and end the “stigma” of mental health issues.