2020 Gil Taylor Behavioral Health Symposium
Baylor University is proud to host the Gil Taylor Behavioral Health Series
This virtual learning series will cultivate heightened awareness for topics of mental and behavioral health while encouraging open dialogue across Central Texas.
As a community, we acknowledge our collective responsibility to address mental health issues that impact our neighbors as we collaboratively build the essential services for our city. The strategic partnership with the Gil Taylor Depression Awareness Alliance brings a track record of successful advocacy and awareness.
Survivor. Storyteller. Filmmaker.
Kevin Hines is an award-winning global speaker, best-selling author, documentary filmmaker, and suicide prevention and mental health advocate who has reached millions with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.
H. Jean Wright II, PsyD
Find Strength in Your Struggle: A Faith-Based Approach to Wellness
Learn about research that points to improved medical and psychological/emotional outcomes for people who rely on their faith and/or spiritual belief system. We’ll also cover encouraging behavioral health professionals to include, where appropriate, a person’s faith/spiritual belief system in developing an individual health plan.
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Joe Padilla, Cofounder & CEO of The Grace Alliance
The Beauty of Mental Illness
We often focus on treating the illness that we sometimes forget to empower the individual.
This presentation provides research, statistics, and faith principles for a unique perspective on how mental health recovery works and how people living with a mental illness have more exceptional qualities than others.