Join The Morgan Foundation as we host a thought-provoking evening designed to make you think, laugh, question, feel and perhaps inspire.

“Going Sane” is a moving and disturbing documentary that examines the eating disorder, addiction and mental health industries. During this exciting and informative evening, you will learn about:

  • Common perceptions and misconceptions about treatment and centers
  • Shocking statistics about how treatment centers actually operate within the U.S.
  • Questions surrounding accreditation and skills of employees and therapists.
  • The gap between scientific based treatment and “evidence-based” practice and actual treatment methodologies.

Our discussion will arm you with:

  • Important questions you should ask when selecting a therapist or treatment center.
  • Ways to advocate for your loved one battling an eating disorder or other mental illness.
  • A clear understanding of what evidence-based treatment means.
  • Resources to provide support, education and assistance.

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Meet our Panel

 

Doctor Carrie McAdams Carrie McAdams, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. McAdams’ current research examines the connections between biological and psychological aspects of eating disorders using functional neuroimaging. She has received fellowships from the American Psychiatric Association (2010) and the Academy for Eating Disorders (2011). She received an honorable mention for the 2015 Klerman prize, for her work in deciphering the neural traits related to adolescent anorexia nervosa. Dr. McAdams’ clinical and research expertise is in eating disorders, and she works closely with both the adult Eating Disorder Program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and the Children’s Medical Center Eating Disorder program.

Elissa Myers, CAE, IOM, MA
CEO, Executive Dir. Academy of Eating Disorders

Elissa Myers serves as Executive Director, and ex-officio member of the board of Directors, of the Academy for Eating Disorders. She has 30+ years’ experience as a professional association executive. Elissa is passionately committed to bringing to reality the AED Vision of global access to knowledge, research and best treatment practice for eating disorders for everyone, and to the fight to  promote the use of empirical evidence in the treatment of eating disorders.

 

Parent-to-ParentLisa Sabey
Founder & President, Parent-to-Parent
Producer, Going Sane

Lisa is a mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and the founder of parents-to-parents.org. She has struggled to find effective help for loved ones dealing with mental illness and is passionate about informing the public about evidence based treatments, having families involved in treatments and alerting the public about problems in the mental health care system.

 

JD Oullette
Parent Advocate, US Taskforce Chair – F.E.A.S.T.

JD Ouellette is an educator, wife and mother of four. In 2012, her youngest daughter was diagnosed with restricting anorexia nervosa. She is heavily involved in providing peer support, promoting access to evidence-based treatment, and working to ensure society and the medical profession understand that eating disorders are brain-based, biological illnesses. JD is a board member for F.E.A.S.T. and director the USA Task Force, serves on the UCSD-ETC Parent Advisory Council, a Project HEAL Champion, and a co-founder of World Eating Disorders Action Day.

Co-sponsored by:

Something for Kelly FoundationJP Kathy and the Crew

Event Details:

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fogelson Auditorium
8200 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, TX 75230

Screening to be followed by Panel Discussion

Space provided by:  Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital