Mental Health Community Lecture Series to Be Offered

UCR SOM and NAMI of Western Riverside are Partnering on a Five-Part Series on Mental Illness in Children and Adults

The UC Riverside School of Medicine is partnering with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Western Riverside for a five-part community lecture series on the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses in children and adults.

The lecture series is co-sponsored by a grant from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) and will be held on May 1, June 5, August 7, October 2, and November 6 2017, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Riverside Police Department located at 10540 Magnolia Avenue in Riverside. The lectures are part of the regular NAMI Western Riverside General Meetings and are free and open to the public with no RSVP required. More information is available on the NAMI Western Riverside website.

Takesha Cooper, M.D., will present lectures on PTSD and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Depression in Children as part of a five-part series co-sponsored by NAMI Western Riverside and the UCR School of Medicine.

“This series is intended to allow UCR School of Medicine faculty to share information with the public on various mental health conditions,” said Takesha Cooper, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine and associate medical director of the mid-county region for the Riverside University Health System.

Cooper, will present on depression in children on May 1 and post-traumatic stress disorder and pediatric anxiety disorders on June 5. Dr. Gerald A. Maguire, M.D., D.F.A.P.A., professor and chair of the department of psychiatry and neuroscience will present on schizophrenia in adults on August 7 and bipolar disorder in adults on Oct. 2. The series will conclude on Nov. 6 when Dr. Aalamgeer Ibrahim, M.D. speaks on bipolar disorder in children.

“Each presentation will address the condition and will feature a question and answer period where community members can ask questions,” Cooper added.

For questions or more information, please call (951) 369-2721 or email NAMI@NamiWesternRiverside.org.

Lecture Series Schedule

  • Monday, May 1, 2017 – Depression in Children – Takesha Cooper, M.D.
    Early identification of depression in children, diagnoses and how treatment can help them reach their full potential.
  • Monday, June 5, 2017 –PTSD and Anxiety Disorders in Children – Takesha Cooper, M.D.
    Early identification of PTSD and other anxiety disorders in children, diagnoses and how treatment can help them reach their full potential.
  • Monday, August 7, 2017 – Schizophrenia in Adults – Gerald A. Maguire, M.D., D.F.A.P.A.
    The diagnosis of schizophrenia and how treatment can help.
  • Monday, October 2, 2017 – Bipolar Disorder in Adults – Gerald A. Maguire, M.D., D.F.A.P.A.
    The diagnosis of bipolar disorder in adults and how treatment can help.
  • Monday, November 6, 2017 – Bipolar Disorder in Children – Aalamgeer Ibrahim, M.D.
    The diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children and how treatment can help them reach their full potential.

Media Contact


Tel: (951) 827-2969
E-mail: ross.french@ucr.edu

Additional Contacts

Dr. Jo Anne Umezurike, Board President
Tel: (951) 369-2721
E-mail: NAMI@namiwesternriverside.org

Dr. Takesha Cooper, Associate Medical Director - Mid County Region
Tel: (951) 245-7663
E-mail: takesha.cooper@medsch.ucr.edu

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