S. J. Hart, Expert on Multigenerational Psychiatric Disability, Will Give a Free Public Lecture at Springfield CollegeJuly 2, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 2, 2010 -- S.J. Hart, whose experience with three generations of psychiatric disabilities in her family, including her own, motivated her to write the internationally reviewed book, “Lies in Silence,” will give a presentation on July 7, 2010, at 4 p.m., in Locklin Hall Room 105, at Springfield College.
Hart will be a guest lecturer in Springfield College Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Michael P. Accordino’s class for graduate students of psychiatric rehabilitation and substance abuse counseling. He has opened this lecture to the public.
With an insider’s insights, Hart describes the impact of mental illness on patients, their families and communities. Her multimedia presentation addresses aspects of mental illness such as suicide, homicide, substance dependence, high percent of prison population, connection to prominent social issues, and more. She also discusses connections among mental illness, genetics, stigma and grief.
Hart is an author, advocate and clinician/educator who conducts cross-industry training. Her book is widely used in higher education, and she is a frequent lecturer for allied health professionals, law enforcement and medical providers, social workers, and other cross-industry professions. She is the winner of the 2009 Dr. Maxie Collier Scholars Award for her “significant contribution to the field of mental health.”