Baylor University is proud to host the Gil Taylor Behavioral Health Series

This virtual learning series will cultivate heightened awareness for topics of mental and behavioral health while encouraging open dialogue across Central Texas. As a community, we acknowledge our collective responsibility to address mental health issues that impact our neighbors as we collaboratively build the essential services for our city. The strategic partnership with the Gil Taylor Depression Awareness Alliance brings a track record of successful advocacy and awareness.

Please register online for the sessions below. You will receive the virtual meeting information the day prior to the event.

Kevin Hines Survivor. Storyteller. Filmmaker.

Kevin Hines is an award-winning global speaker, best-selling author, documentary filmmaker, and suicide prevention and mental health advocate who has reached millions with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live.

Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.

H. Jean Wright II, PsyD
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.

Joe Padilla, Cofounder & CEO of The Grace Alliance
The Beauty of Mental Illness

We often focus on treating the illness that we sometimes forget to empower the individual.

This presentation provides research, statistics, and faith principles for a unique perspective on how mental health recovery works and how people living with a mental illness have more exceptional qualities than others.

Past Event:

3rd Annual Gil Taylor Behavioral Health Symposium

“The Impact of Behavioral Health Issues Across Generations”

Join Baylor Scott & White Health, Baylor University and the Gil Taylor Depression Awareness Alliance for a remarkable event as we host the Gil Taylor Behavioral Health Symposium!

The symposium will feature two renowned, dynamic keynote speakers with an impressive resume of mental health research, education and experience. We will also have three breakout sessions, each led by a leading voice from the community.

Keynote Speakers:
  • 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.
Breakout Sessions:
  • Miki Johnston, LCSW and Kelly Jameson, Ph.D.  |  What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Teenager
    Join this conversation to understand the stages of adolescent development, how to recognize the bio-psycho-social changes that occur during adolescence, and how to get help for you and your family.
  • Brad Schwall, DMin; Carrie Davidson, Psy.D. and Jane Toler, Ph.D., LPC-S  |  Supporting the Sandwich Generation
    Join a discussion about the unique pressures and challenges of those with aging parents (who may be facing illnesses, loss and transitions in living arrangements), as well as children in the home or young adults being supported within college and early adulthood.
  • Dennis Meyers  |  Intentional Parent Care
    Engage in a discussion about the behavioral health of a parent caregiver as the parent struggles with loss of autonomy and
    personhood, feeling unprepared, and struggling with competing opportunities and demands.

Who Should Attend:
This event aims to bring together clinicians, social workers/case managers, administrators, advocates, educators, students, families, counselors, licensed behavioral health professionals, ministers and any others impacted by mental and behavioral health issues.

3rd Annual Gil Taylor Behavioral Health Symposium
“The Impact of Behavioral Health Issues Across Generations”

Saturday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Great Hall, Park Cities Baptist Church
3933 Northwest Parkway | Dallas, TX 75225
Continuing Education credits will be offered.

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Other Past Events

  • AFSP Survivor Day  |  North Texas Chapter – Dallas, TX
    Texas Health Heath Presbyterian Hospital  |  Nov. 19, 2016
  • 2nd Annual Gil Taylor Behavioral Health Symposium |  Waco, TX
    Baylor Scott & White Health and Baylor University
    Meyer Conference CenterOct.22, 2016
  • Peace of Mind – Tyler |  Tyler, TX
    Crosswalk Conference CenterOct. 1, 2016
  • AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk  |  North Texas Chapter – Dallas
    Reverchon Park  |  Oct. 1, 2016
  • Understanding Genes to Understand Depression |  Dallas, TX
    AFSP Research Connection, North Texas Chapter – Dallas, TX
    Gateway Church |  Aug. 30, 2016
  • Pathways to Hope Conference  |  San Antonio, TX
    Tobin Center for the Performing Arts  |  Aug. 26-27, 2016
  • GTDAA Peace of Mind |  Oct. 31, 2015  |  Dallas, TX  |  watch videos
  • 1st Annual Gil Taylor Behavioral Health Symposium |  Sept. 26, 2015  |  Dallas, TX
  • Family Grace Group 14-week Training  |  Coppell, TX  |  Aug. 16, 2015
  • Grace & Hope Support Group Training  |  Dallas, TX  |  June 27, 2015
  • GTDAA Fall Luncheon  |  Dallas, TX  |  Oct. 7, 2014
  • GTDAA/Grace Alliance Workshop  |  Dallas, TX  |  Apr. 11, 2014
  • GTDAA Kick Off Event – Silent Auction Fundraiser (Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams)  |  Dallas, TX  |  Oct. 3, 2013
Dr. Matthew Stanford