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[Registration Open] (Webinar) A Free Online Seminar for World Mental Health Day What to Know for Depression – How to Respond to a Mental Health Concern that Can Affect Anyone (October 3, 2022)

[Registration Open] (Webinar) A Free Online Seminar for World Mental Health Day What to Know for Depression – How to Respond to a Mental Health Concern that Can Affect Anyone (October 3, 2022)

Leading up to World Mental Health Day, a day for raising global awareness toward mental health and eliminating prejudice toward mental illness that is observed on October 10, Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI), Beta Trip Co. Ltd., and Lundbeck Japan K.K. will host a seminar titled, “What to Know for Depression – How to Respond to a Mental Health Concern that Can Affect Anyone.” The seminar will be held on Monday, October 3 and will be free to attend.

A growing number of people have been experiencing depression and other issues related to mental health due to stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This affects people in the workplace, as well, and it has been reported that one out of every two working adults in their 20s to 50s are experiencing poor mental health.

This seminar will cover the topic of depression, a mental health issue that can affect anybody, including which actions to take when you or your family, colleagues, or friends experience depression, as well as how to communicate with physicians. This information will be provided in an easy-to-understand manner from a person who has been affected by depression and a physician who specializes in this field. Being prepared with knowledge regarding depression will help guide people who experience it, encourage early treatment, and make it possible to receive support from family, friends, and other people close by. Won’t you join us to take a step forward in the effort to eliminate stereotypes, discrimination, and prejudice toward mental illness and depression, and to help people face and live with depression? We will also be introducing the concept of shared decision-making (SDM), which includes methods for people living with depression to share information, have conversations, and make decisions regarding various available treatment options together with health professionals. Please feel free to join us.

*Please note that this seminar will be streamed in Japanese only.

 

[Seminar overview]

  • Date & time: Monday, October 3, 2022; 19:00-20:30 JST
  • Venue: Online (Zoom Webinar)
  • Co-hosts: Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI), Beta Trip Co. Ltd., Lundbeck Japan K.K.
  • With support from: The National Federation of Associations of Families with The Mental Illness in Japan (Minna-net), COmmunity Mental Health & welfare Bonding Organization (COMHBO), The ReOpa Self-Help Group for People Living With Depression or Struggling With Life, the Japan Depression Center (JDC), the Institute of Japan Mental-health Peer-support training, Peacemind, Inc., and the Royal Danish Embassy
  • Language: Japanese
  • Participation fee: Free
  • Participants: Everyone is welcome, including people living with depression, their families, and other related parties; and people interested in mental health.
    Featured lectures:
    • Actions to Take When You or Someone Close by May Be Experiencing Depression – Accurately Understanding Depression, Interacting With Others, and Communicating With Physicians (tentative)
    •  Facing Depression Means Knowing Yourself: Some Firsthand Insights
  • Presenters:
    • Prof. Takashi Tsuboi (Associate Professor, Laboratory of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Kyorin University)
    • Ms. Yuma (Representative, The ReOPA Self-Help Group)

 

How to attend: Advance registration is required. Those who register using the following button will receive an email from Zoom confirming their registration. Attendees can join the seminar via the link in the confirmation email.

 

[Program]

19:00-19:05 Opening remarks

  • Shunichiro Kurita (Manager, HGPI)

19:05-19:35 Actions to Take When You or Someone Close by May Be Experiencing Depression – Accurately Understanding Depression, Interacting With Others, and Communicating With Physicians (tentative)

  • Prof. Takashi Tsuboi (Associate Professor, Laboratory of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Kyorin University)

19:35-19:55 Facing Depression Means Knowing Yourself: Some Firsthand Insights

  • Ms. Yuma (Representative, The ReOPA Self-Help Group)

19:55-20:25 Question and answer session

  • Prof. Takashi Tsuboi (Associate Professor, Laboratory of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Kyorin University)
  • Ms. Yuma (Representative, The ReOPA Self-Help Group)

Moderator:

  • Shunichiro Kurita (Manager, HGPI)

20:30 Closing remarks

 

*Please note that portions of the seminar program are subject to change without notice. We apologize in advance.
* We will not introduce any specific products or treatments for specific people living with mental health disorders or diseases at this seminar.

 

For questions regarding this seminar, please contact:
The WMHD Seminar Executive Committee (Cosmo Public Relations Corporation)
wmhd@cosmopr.co.jp

 


■ Introducing World Mental Health Day
The objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilize efforts to support mental health. In 1992, a non-profit organization called World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) designated October 10 as World Mental Health Day. This later gained support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and it was officially recognized as an international day. Today, events to raise awareness for mental health using the WFMH World Mental Health Day logo are held around the world.


Policy on protecting personal information
Information provided by users will be used solely for registration management and administrative processing for this seminar. It will not be disclosed or provided to any party outside of the co-hosts or third parties who are contracted for secretariat operations. Said information will be managed in a safe and appropriate manner in accordance with the personal information protection policies of each organization involved.

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