SOLD OUT - ”Few people have written about their experience of manic-depressive illness from the inside as acutely as Kay Jamison did in her memoir, “An Unquiet Mind.” – New York Times
.....Among the things that distinguished that book was the fact that Jamison, a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a co-author of the standard medical text on bipolar illness, knew the disease as both clinician and patient.” – New York Times
“She did a marvelous job and the audience hung on every word.” - Mecklenburg Medical Alliance & Endowment
“Dr. Jamison received a standing ovation.” - Washington University
Tickets: $11 General Seating (plus a $1 Tower Theatre Restoration Fee)
Oregon State University - Cascades is proud to bring to Central Oregon author, Professor of Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and mental health advocate, Kay Redfield Jamison. Dr. Jamison is an international authority and researcher on mood disorders. Chosen by TIME as a “Hero of Medicine" and a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, she has unique insight into the world of mental illness. She went public with her own struggle with manic depression in a 1995 Washington Post article and subsequent book, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness. The book became a New York Times bestseller that, according to Oliver Sacks, “stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance, and beauty.”
Dr. Jamison has shared her expertise on various television programs, including Oprah and Charlie Rose, and was one of five people featured in the PBS series, Great Minds of Medicine. Dr. Jamison has published over 100 articles in academic journals. Audiences describe her lectures as profound educational experiences. She addresses the clinical and personal realities of depression and bipolar disorder in a manner that encourages dialogue, empathy and hope.