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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.
By: LaShon Anthony
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
To register, visit http://dbsa-
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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