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    Conversation with... Jessie Close

    Friday, November 13, 2015
    7:30 PM

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute continues its popular "Conversations with...." series and is pleased to present Dr. Lois Oppenheim in conversation with mental health advocate Jessie Close. They will discuss her struggle with mental illness, the experience of having a son with mental illness, family dynamics including her relationship with sister Glenn Close, as well as her work as a writer.

    $25 General Admission
    $20 NYPSI members/ Mt. Sinai employees
    $15 Students will valid ID

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
    247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
    The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


    Jessie Close is an internationally recognized speaker, author, poet and advocate for mental health reform. She lives with bipolar disorder in the foothills of the Tobacco Root Mountains outside Bozeman, Montana with her Service Dog, Snitz, and three other dogs. She is the author of The Warping of Al, (Harper & Row 1990) and most recently Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness, (Hachette 2015). She writes a regular blog for Bring Change 2 Mind, an anti-stigma organization that her sister, actress Glenn Close, created at Jessie's request. Ms. Close has received awards from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the largest grassroots mental health organization in America with more than 600,000 members, and Mental Health America, the largest grassroots group of persons living with mental disorders. She also has received the Jed Foundation Award and The McLean Award. Along with her son, Calen, Jessie is a much sought-after inspirational speaker.

    Lois Oppenheim, Ph.D. is University Distinguished Scholar, Professor of French, and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Montclair State University where she teaches courses in modernism, literature, and applied psychoanalysis. A Scholar Associate Member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and Honorary Member of the William Alanson White Society, she is the author of over 90 papers and the author or editor of twelve books (with a thirteenth in press). Among her most recent books are Imagination from Fantasy to Delusion, awarded the 2013 Courage to Dream Prize from the American Psychoanalytic Association; A Curious Intimacy: Art and Neuro-Psychoanalysis; Psychoanalysis and the Creative Endeavor; and The Painted Word: Samuel Beckett's Dialogue With Art. Dr. Oppenheim is co-creator of the documentaries How to Touch a Hot Stove: Thought and Behavioral Differences in a Society of Norms (Honorable Mention, SAMHSA Awards) and Daniel, Debra, and Drew (in production).

guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •
guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •
guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •