INMI's 8th annual May conference, sponsored jointly with the HOPE Coalition of Boulder County:

"Yes, Men Do Get Depressed"

Thursday, May 29 - Saturday, May 31

at First Congregational Church, corner of Broadway and Pine, Boulder

All sessions are FREE (including lunch on Friday) and open to all.

“A depressed man is as likely to ask for help as he is likely to ask for directions." Why do fewer than two out of five depressed men get treatment? The answer is shame. Depression is seen as unmanly. More than that, depression manifests differently in men and women. This keynote addresses both issues - the stigma surrounding male depression, and men's hidden or covert depression. Also, the forces that set men up for depression in our culture and what to do about it.

Anyone who has been affected by depression is encouraged to attend. This includes those who live with depression, family members, friends, community members, faith community leaders and members, volunteers, and anyone who wants to learn more.

Thursday, May 29, 6:30 p.m. (includes reception) -
"Man Therapy," interactive presentation by Jarrod Hindman
, Director of the Office of Suicide Prevention in the Injury, Suicide and Violence Prevention Branch at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

This presentation explores the hesitation of many men to seek therapy when they are experiencing mental health challenges such as depression.
Friday, May 30, 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Check in and breakfast

8:30 to 10:15 a.m. - Keynote: "Male Depression: A Hidden Epidemic," with keynote speaker Terry Real
, a nationally recognized family therapist, author and teacher. He is known for his groundbreaking work on men and male psychology and published the national bestseller: I Don't Want To Talk About It, the first book written on the topic of male depression. By offering compassion to men regarding their shameful feelings, fears of abandonment, and other fears that they may have tucked in faraway places, Real takes a first step in helping men develop compassion for themselves. In turn, this may allow men to fully express compassion to others. He has been in private practice for more than 25 years. Terry has appeared often as the relationship expert for Good Morning America and ABC News. His work has been featured in numerous media venues such as Oprah, 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Psychology Today.
Friday, May 30, 10:45 to noon - Workshops:
  • “The Crisis of Faith in Depression” with Bill Forbes, licensed psychologist and a spiritual director

  • “What Are the Impacts of Depression on the Family?” with Don Reed, MSW., LCSW, private-practice psychotherapist, founding member of The Family Therapy Center of Boulder

  • “Emerging Adulthood: 20-Somethings Wrestling with Depression” with Rev. Jason Hays, PhD, associate pastor at First Congregational UCC and a pastoral counselor in private practice

  • “Show Me How to Stitch Up My Own Wound Like Rambo: Mental Health and the Middle Aged Male” with Jess Stohlmann Rainey, FIRE Within program director, Carson J Spencer Foundation

  • “Failure to Communicate: Reintegration in Action. Military Culture of Emotion and Reorientation to Civilian Culture” with Trisha Dittrick, LPC, certified Gestalt therapist

  • “Older Men: How to Help” with Teresa DeAnni, MA, Healthy Aging Programs Manager, Boulder County Area Agency on Aging
Friday, May 30, noon: Free lunch for all participants
Friday, May 30, 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.: Breakout sessions
Friday, May 30, 2:45 - 4 p.m.: Wrap-up by Terry Real
Saturday, May 31, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: safeTALK training to help you identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide helping resources.
Advance registration required by May 22
for Friday and Saturday sessions.
Register at www.hopecoalitionboulder.org
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