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December 09th 2013:A Psychiatrist and a Family Caregiver Review Resilience

Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson, www.drsarahvinson.com, is a psychiatrist specializing in child and adolescent, and adult and forensic psychiatry. She’s based in Atlanta, GA. Anika Francis, www.anikafrancis.com, is author, instructional designer, Yoga Therapist, and owner of the Atlanta-based company, Edspire, LLC. They talk about their lives and work, and explain what resilience means for persons with serious mental illnesses and their family caregivers. From the perspectives of family caregiving and psychiatry, they discuss challenges experienced by family caregivers and family members living with menta

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Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson

Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson, www.drsarahvinson.com, is a child & adolescent, adult and forensic psychiatrist based in Atlanta, GA. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Morehouse School of Medicine and Adjunct Faculty of Child & Adolescent and Forensic Psychiatry at Emory University. She is the founder and editor of the culturally-tailored psycho-educational website BlackMentalHealthNet.com. She has worked in a wide variety of mental health treatment settings. She currently serves as the Trustee at Large and Advocacy Liaison for the Georgia Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has been a speaker at national conferences including the American Psychiatric Association Annual (APA) M
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Anika Francis

Anika Francis was first exposed to schizophrenia at the age of three when her mother was diagnosed with it. She understands the issues facing children of mentally ill parents. Early on, she experienced schizophrenia’s ravaging affects as she tried to support her mother and cope with the emotional roller coaster created by her mother’s illness. To make sense of her world, she cultivated a powerful drive and focus. She excelled academically and went to an Ivy League college where she discovered her interest in writing, http://bridgeross.com/francis.html, and traveling. Her love of learning and writing led to a career developing training programs. Based in Atlanta, she owns a company that focus
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