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dorothy c. Fuqua Lecture

Community Mental Health Education

The goal of this annual event is to amplify the voices of mental health experts and individuals with lived experience to elevate mental health as an issue of importance here in Atlanta and across the country.

The lecture series honors the late Dorothy Chapman Fuqua, former board member and benefactor of Skyland Trail, and is made possible by Duvall and Rex Fuqua and Edwina and Tom Johnson in honor of Mrs. Fuqua.

Virtual Dorothy C. Fuqua Lecture 2020:
Managing Anxiety in Anxious Times

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Fears about COVID-19 can take an emotional toll, especially if you’re already living with anxiety or another mental health disorder. The 2020 Dorothy C. Fuqua Lecture focused on topics include the neurobiology of anxiety disorders, evidence-based treatments for anxiety, and tips and resources for how adolescents and adults can cope with challenges during these anxious times.

Skyland Trail’s Charles B. West Chief Medical Officer, Raymond J. Kotwicki, MD, MPH, DFAPA, was joined by Ben Hunter, MD, Skyland Trail Medical Director of Outpatient Services, and Barbara J. Coffey, MD, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Discussion was followed questions from participants.

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Past Lectures

"From Tragedy to Treatment: The Path Forward for Suicide Prevention"
Featured Speaker: Former U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates
Panelists: Ben Hunter, MD; Dorian Lamis, PhD; Rev. Dr. D. Scott Weimer

“In Our Shoes” at The Carter Center
Panelists: Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds, Ms. Julie Hirsch, Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy

“Schumann: Music, Mood Swings & Madness”
Featured Speaker: Richard Kogan, MD, psychiatrist and Julliard-trained concert pianist

“In Our Shoes”
Featured Speakers: comedian Kevin Breel, and author Melody Moezzi

“Mental Illness in America: From Stigma to Strategy”
Moderator: Sanjay Gupta, MD
Panelists: authors Linea & Cinda Johnson and CDC epidemiologist Alex Crosby, MD

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