AHW Announces the Return of Popular Conversations with Scientists Learning Series with ‘The Science of Mental Health’

February 20, 2020 Posted by AHW Endowment


AHW’s popular Conversations with Scientists learning series, which brings the research and knowledge of MCW experts to the public, returns this spring to bring you “The Science of Mental Health: Journey Inside Your Brain.”

The free, four-part series will explore topics in mental health on Wednesday evenings, April 22 through May 13, debunking myths and stigma surrounding topics such as anxiety, depression, suicidality, and addiction while explaining the science of what really happens in the brain around these conditions.

Join us for one (or all!) of our evening sessions that will explore critical topics that are making news and creeping into conversations about everything from education to health care to violence prevention.

April 22: Mental and Behavioral Health: From the Brain to Society

Explore the regions of the brain that control your moods and thoughts, and the relationship between mood, personality, and behavior as well as stigma and other critical issues impacting our societal response to mental health. View speakers

April 29: Bumps in the Night: Anxiety and Fear Disorders

When does worry move from everyday stress to problematic worries? Join a discussion on the topics of anxiety and fear disorders to learn what happens in our brains during times of stress, trauma and related conditions including eating disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. View speakers

May 6: More Than the Blues: Major Depression and Suicidality

Is it just a case of the blues, or is it something more? Learn about depression symptoms, risk factors, and the changes inside the brain that occur in depression, as well as the relationship between depression and suicide, and what can be done to improve efforts to prevent suicide. View speakers

May 13: Lost Control: Addiction

Explore what causes the life-threatening disease of addiction, how the addicted brain differs from a normal brain, and how science is helping to find treatment options that work. View speakers

Register today to join in one of three ways: Live, in-person at the MCW-Milwaukee campus; via interactive livestream from MCW-Central Wisconsin and MCW-Green Bay; or via online webcast.


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