Virtual Ability Mental Health Symposium 2013

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This year’s Virtual Ability Mental Health Symposium will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013 and will have one hour sessions on various aspects of mental health, with an emphasis on treatment.

Below is the official blog announcement about this event:

Last year, the Virtual Ability Mental Health Symposium talked about overcoming the stigma of mental illness. This year we ask this question, “Do You See ME?”  Our focus is on mental health care – remembering the person in our interactions rather than the illness – and we’ll explore different aspects of mental health care treatment.

We are pleased to kick off the 2013 Symposium with a special keynote presentation by Jayme Nelson, and we’ll further explore the theme from other points of view. We encourage you to come and participate in the discussions.

All presentations will take place on Saturday, the 27th of April, 2013 in Second Life, with all presentations made simultaneously in Voice and Text.


Will you Treat ME?  Funding mental health care treatment – now and under the Affordable Health Care Act
Presenter: Jayme Nelson, RN, MS (SL Avatar: Jayme Xaris)
Saturday April 27, 2013 7-8 am PDT

Meet Your Counselor – An Avatar
Presenter: Brena Benoir (SL Avatar: Brenda Bryan)
Saturday April 27, 2013 8:30-9:30 am PDT

Sudden Violent Loss: Its Impact on Every Member of the Community
Presenter: Deborah Houston-Schrenzel (SL Avatar: Brede McDonnell)
Saturday April 27, 2013 10-11 am PDT

Poetry and Mental Health
Readers: Eliza Madrigal, Zen Arado, Szavannah Resident
Saturday April 27, 2013 11:30am-12:30pm PDT

Introducing the Whole Brain Health Fair to Second Life
Presenter: Lissena Resident
Saturday April 27, 2013 1-2pm PDT

Exploring New Ways of Evaluating Mental Capacity of Seniors
Presenter: Kara Bennett, Ph. D. (SL Avatar: Dancers Yao)
Saturday, April 27, 2013 2:30-3:30pm PDT

Herbal Medicine and Mental Health
Presenter: Richard Roth (SL Avatar: Farm Gartenberg)
Saturday, April 27, 2013 4-5pm PDT

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