Keeping Your Head On Straight
Help with the Ups and Downs

Occurred on Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Guest Speaker(s): Daphyne Watson

Original event synopsis

Mental health is a hot topic in today's conversions. Unfortunately, someone's suicide dominates many of them. This is especially true in the entertainment industry - Robin Williams, Anthony Bourdain, and just the other day Rick Genest. Join us for a discussion on how to maintain our own mental health and that of those we influence.

This is an industry of high ups and low downs. One minute we are getting fist bumps for having nailed an audition, while the next we're reading a rejection letter. That great script that everyone loves can't get greenlighted. How can we best cope? How can we support our friends? How to recognize symptoms before they become problems? How can we create productions that help others with mental issues?

About our speakers
Our speakers this month come from Mental Health America of San Diego County.
Daphyne Watson is the Executive Director of Mental Health America San Diego. She has been involved in the mental health field for the past 12 years. Daphyne has developed child abuse prevention programs, mental health programs, substance abuse programs, community support programs, and developed juvenile justice programs. Joining her in the presentation will be Laura Andrew.

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