Classes and Events
Current Conversations Virtual Discussion Forums
The Sharp Equality Alliance (SEA) is pleased to offer the eighth installment of its virtual discussion series “Current Conversations - What’s in a Name?”
Moderated by members of the SEA, this upcoming session will focus on mood disorders, including major and bipolar depression, effective and emerging treatments, and tips for how to be a better ally for people with invisible disabilities at work. All viewpoints are welcome. Participants are asked to uphold the Sharp Behavior Standards of Mutual Respect and Courteous Communication.
These enlightening online discussion forums provide a community space for Sharp employees and affiliated physicians to learn and discuss a range of current topics, from race and ethnicity to gender and identity, to religion and cultural practices, and more.
Special guest speaker:
Rafael M. Reyes, PsyD, is the founder of PsychSanDiego, where he specializes in treating depression and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents. In addition to his work at PsychSanDiego, Dr. Reyes is one of the primary psychologists at the Cognitive Intensive Outpatient Program (Cog-IOP) at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, where he manages patient’s care and facilitates group psychotherapy for an adult population.
Topics of discussion include:
- Characteristics of depression and bipolar disorder and treatment approaches
- Challenges faced by people experiencing symptoms of mood disorders at work
- How to be an ally and challenge stigma associated with mental health