Meeting for Minds is excited to hold our upcoming Meeting for Minds Switzerland SYNERGIES Launch Event, on 8 February 2018 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Lion Gai Meir is a Mental Health Peer Support worker at the Mazor Mental Health Centre in Acre, Israel. This text is a voice from a person who suffered through abuse and a mental break, and uses this experience as an expertise working as a staff member inside the psychiatric hospital. Lion also stands on the Meeting for … Continue reading Enlightening Insight for Researchers
Meeting for Minds has started production of a series of short video interviews featuring people who have experienced mental illness and those doing research into the brain and mental illness. Each tells of what drove their first interest in research, as a means of developing a mutual community of interest, as a first step on … Continue reading Meeting for Minds Video Interview Series: Part 1 – 2017
On 16 March 2017 at 7:30pm at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Hertsliya, Israel, Meeting for Minds held the exhibition “Creative Minds Think Unalike” – Meeting for Minds on Art with Geha Mental Health Center. The event hosted the following speakers: Dr Aya Lurie (Director and Chief Curator of Herzliya Museum) Dr Gil Zalsman (Director … Continue reading Meeting for Minds on Art with Geha Mental Health Center – Israel 2017
Meeting for Minds operates in France in association with the Philippe & Maria Halphen Foundation. Maria Halphen founded the Philippe & Maria Halphen Foundation in 2013 in memory of her beloved husband Philippe. Based in Paris, the Philippe & Maria Halphen Foundation (PMHF) is under the auspices of the French Académie des Sciences and shares the same … Continue reading 2016 Philippe & Maria Halphen Foundation Prize – Professor Philippe Fossati
Meeting for Minds would like to share the September 2016 Vol 12 Newsletter of the IAMHRF.
The 2016 international ‘Synergies’ Forum was held on 27 May 2016 from 8:30 – 17:15 at the B Shed in Fremantle, Western Australia. The Forum served as an open debate around the synergies of lived experience of mental illness and brain research, by inviting people with experience of mental illness into all institutes and establishments involved in human … Continue reading 2016 Meeting for Minds “SYNERGIES” Forum – Australia
Meeting for Minds held Australia’s first ever mental health Hackathon, partnering with Spacecubed, on 20 and 21 May 2016. During the 24-hour event, a selected group of students drawn from a broad base of disciplines, attempted to ‘MindHack’ inventive tools and methods for initiating interaction between research scientists and people with lived experience of mental illness, with the … Continue reading ‘MINDHACK’ Hackathon – Australia, May 2016
One of the first lessons I received as a psychiatrist-in-training 35 years ago was the value of antipsychotic medications. These medicines have been available for the treatment of psychosis for over half a century, beginning with the prototype first generation drug chlorpromazine (Thorazine) and now extending to some 20 different compounds, including several second-generation medications, … Continue reading Antipsychotics: Taking the Long View – Dr Thomas Insel