Bryce Mackie to Speak at the 12th Annual Symposium

One of the speakers, Bryce Mackie, produced a film called Eternal High. The film was selected for inclusion in over 60 film festivals, won 25 awards, and is currently being distributed throughout the world.
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March 29, 2011 - PRLog -- Chicago, IL – This chapter conference is hosted by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Chicago. The Symposium is designed for consumers of services, family, friends, and coworkers of persons with mood-disordered behavior. Mental health professionals attending the full-day event are eligible for 6 CEUs.  

One of their featured speakers is Bryce Mackie, a 22 year old student currently attending Columbia College in Chicago.  At the age of 17 following a number of bouts with depression, Bryce produced a film about his experience with depression and suicide called Eternal High.  The film was selected for inclusion in over 60 film festivals, won 25 awards, and is currently being distributed throughout the world.  Bryce received the National 2009 Welcome Back Award for his efforts in reducing the stigma of depression.  Eternal High also received a 2009 honorable mention voice award from SAMSHA for his work in raising awareness of mental health issues.  In January of 2007, Bryce was hospitalized for 10 days, in a psychotic state.  Since this hospitalization and new diagnosis of Bipolar Type 1, Bryce has completed a second film, addressing his experiences with bipolar disorder.  This second film is an attempt to help reduce the stigma associated with psychiatric hospital care.  In his presentation, Bryce will show and discuss portions of his new film.

Location:        Evanston Hospital, Frank Auditorium, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL
Date:               April 30, 2011
Time:              8:45am - 5pm
Registration: Options from $25* for students to $85* for a non-member family. (*includes an annual membership).  Scholarships are available. The deadline for applications is April 1st.
To register, visit, call 773-465-3280 or email For directions, go to Google Maps, click directions and enter your address.


The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Chicago (DBSA-GC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of persons with mood disorders.  The organization offers self-help groups, educational meetings and this annual symposium. They are the originators of DBSA, a national organization, with hundreds of affiliates across the U.S. and Canada. The mission of DBSA-GC is to help those who are suffering from these illnesses and to improve their lives.

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