“Adolescent Mental Illness, Stigma, and Families:
What’s Needed to Promote Thriving”

Webinar by Dr. Stephen Hinshaw,
Professor of Psychology at U.C. Berkeley
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
at U.C. San Francisco

Presented by Alan Hu Foundation

Pleasanton, Calif. (August 27, 2021) — On Monday, September 27, 2021 Dr. Stephen Hinshaw will present a webinar to define the concept of stigma as it pertains to individuals experiencing mental disorders and discuss severe mental illness in a family context. Dr. Hinshaw explains: “By blending science and narrative I hope to give voice to the family suffering involved when stigma reigns, and to what a future could look like when open attitudes, evidence-based treatments, and humanization can prevail”. This presentation is recommended for students in grades 7 and up, their families, and the general public.

Dr. Hinshaw’s research focuses on developmental psychopathology, clinical interventions with children and adolescents with attention deficits and hyperactivity, and both understanding and reducing mental illness stigma. He has received over $20 million in NIH funding and an equal amount in foundation support. He currently serves as co-director of the UCSF-UC Berkeley Schwab Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity Center, and he heads the Awareness & Hope (stigma reduction) arm of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge. Dr. Hinshaw has authored over 370 articles and chapters, plus 12 books. His memoir, Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness (St. Martin’s 2017) was awarded Best Book in Autobiography/Memoir by the American Book Fest in 2018. He has received numerous national and international awards for his research and contributions. In addition, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2021. His work has been featured regularly in the media, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Today Show, CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, PBS, CNN and many more.

A quote from Dr. Hinshaw in his memoir, Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness, sums up the essence of the webinar he will present on September 27: “In the end, I hope that the material herein provides solace, inspiration and courage to all individuals affected by mental illness, either in themselves or in those close to them – in other words, to everyone.” The talk will conclude with strategies for overcoming stigma.
Author website: http://stephenhinshawauthor.com/

The free webinar will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm PST. Participants may join beginning at 6:15 pm. The webinar will include 15 minutes for questions and answers following Dr. Hinshaw’s presentation. Please RSVP by September 26 at: https://alanhufoundation.org/ to receive the Zoom meeting link.

Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities (MHACC) https://www.mhacc-usa.org will collaborate with Alan Hu Foundation to provide instant Chinese interpretation.

The Alan Hu Foundation was created by Xiaofang Chen and Chih-Ching Hu in memory of their son, Alan. He passed away due to mental disorders in 2018 at the age of 15. Their mission is to promote mental health, raise awareness and remove stigma surrounding psychiatric disorders, and to support fundamental research for cures.
For further information and to support the Alan Hu Foundation, please visit the website: https://alanhufoundation.org/helping