“THE TEENAGE MIND: WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW”: Presented by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in partnership with Sage Hill School

Posted: February 2, 2012


Presented by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
in partnership with Sage Hill School



CONTACT: Torrey Olins
Email: olinst@sagehillschool.org
Phone: (949)-219-0100
Dianne Ackerman
WHAT: The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, in partnership with Sage Hill School, will present some of the University of California’s most revered mental health researchers as they discuss critical issues for teens today. The event is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10. Light refreshments will be served. Register by calling (800) 829-8289 or visit bbrfoundation.org/events
WHEN/WHERE: February 9, 2012, 7:00 pm
Sage Hill School, 20402 Newport Coast Drive,
Newport Coast, CA
PRESENTATION: The evening will be moderated by Adrian Preda, M.D. (NARSAD 2001 Young Investigator Grantee, Health Sciences Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, U.C. Irvine.)

Presentations include:
Risk and Vulnerability for Mood Disorders in Teens by Carrie E. Bearden, Ph.D. (NARSAD 2003 & 2005 Young Investigator Grantee, Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Psychology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, U.C.L.A.)  

Teen Suicide Risk Factors, by P. Adolfo Sequeira, Ph.D. (NARSAD 2009 Young Investigator Grantee, Della Martin Fellow, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, U.C. Irvine)

Sports-related Brain Injuries & Mental Health, by Joseph C. Wu, M.D. (NARSAD 1990 Young Investigator Grantee, Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Clinical Director, UCI Brain Imaging Center, U.C. Irvine).
SUMMARY: “Mental health issues often begin in adolescence, and much of the groundbreaking research funded by NARSAD Grants focuses on this population,” said Benita Shobe, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation President and CEO. “The University of California has consistently placed itself in the fore as a leader for mental health research breakthroughs, and we are proud to support the gifted scientists there.”  

“Sage Hill School is pleased to welcome the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to our campus to provide cutting edge information on the important issue of teenage mental health,” said Jason Gregory, Director of Community Life and Public Purpose. “As an educational institution, we are committed to providing purposeful opportunities to educate and empower our students, our families and our community.”

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research. Over a quarter of a century, the Foundation has awarded nearly $300 million worldwide to more than 3,000 scientists carefully selected by their prestigious Scientific Council.  

Sage Hill School is Orange County’s only not-for-profit independent, non-sectarian, coed college preparatory high school, located on thirty acres in Newport Coast, CA. Founded in 2000, the school provides a premier education for its 440-plus students through small class sizes averaging 15 students per teacher, world-class educators, an outstanding program of curricular and co-curricular offerings, highly personalized college counseling, and a public purpose. Sage Hill aims to transform the lives of its students by inspiring a love of knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge creatively, compassionately and courageously throughout their lives.
For more information, please visit: www.bbrfoundation.org or www.sagehillschool.org