Not Your Mother's Therapy - Cutting Edge Depression Remedies!

Over the last few decades, there have been breakthrough technologies in the treatment of depression. Finding the right individual treatment is essential for overcoming the symptoms that can take away from optimal health and quality of life.

On March 14th (6-8pm) at WeWork Civic Center (San Francisco), we are joining with WeWork Civic Center and hosting Not Your Mother's Therapy - Cutting Edge Depression Remedies!, a panel of renowned experts in the treatment of depression:

  • Stuart Eisendrath, MD, Professor Emeritus at UCSF School of Medicine and Founding Director, the UCSF Depression Center
  • Alison McInnes MD, MS, Actify Neurotherapies
  • Emily Hine (moderator), Vice President of Meru Health and writer at Holy Sit.

They will explore topics including:

  • Getting diagnosed properly;
  • Mindfulness-based protocols that can change your relationship to depression;
  • Pros and cons of antidepressants;
  • Understanding TMS and ECT for treatment-resistant depression;
  • Ketamine, Psychedelics and more;
  • What's working in the digital therapeutic space;
  • Everyday lifestyle habits that help with low mood;
  • How to find the right therapist for you; and finally,
  • Identify which therapy is right for you & take the next steps toward your treatment. Hint: diagnoses first.

Our host is Emily Hine, a business executive whose inspires us to manage depression, and find spiritual awakening, optimum health and inner peace and compassion in a chaotic world. In her HineSights blog, Emily writes, "Depression has been my companion off and on since I was thirteen years old. Despite suffering from depression, I have been a talented athlete and student, had a successful career at Microsoft, and have run my own consulting company for more than a decade now. I’ve raised $150 million for nonprofits, and have been blessed to work with spiritual leaders, including the Dalai Lama. I’ve owned my own home, my own cars, and I know that hundreds of friends, colleagues, family members, and even acquaintances care about me. I’ve also healed myself from cancer without surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. And yet, even with all of these life blessings, I have also been a member of a secret underground club. I have been like so many others, including Robin Williams, who have tried to take our mental health issues underground where we thought we would be safe."

Tickets are Free with a $5-10 donation optional. Your RSVP ensures your seat:  Reserve Today.

Parking is available on the street and in a paid parking garage across the street. Light food and drinks will be available.  Hosted by WeWork.

About the Speakers

Stuart Eisendrath, MD

Dr. Eisendrath was the Founding Director of the UCSF Depression Center.  He has devoted his career to finding innovative treatments for treating depression.  Most recently his research has focused on the use of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for treatment-resistant depression--those individuals who failed to fully recover despite usual treatments.  This approach is aimed at helping individuals to change their relationship to anxiety and depression. Dr. Eisendrath is Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus at UCSF. He is a senior Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute.

Alison McInnes, MD, MS, Actify Neurotherapies

Dr. Alison McInnes earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in the biological sciences from Stanford University. She then went on to graduate Alpha Omega Alpha from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her residency at the University of California San Francisco. While there she received a Howard Hughes Research Fellowship to study the genetics of mood disorders. Subsequently, she went on to run her own NIMH funded laboratory as an Associate Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. McInnes then returned to the Bay area and founded Kaiser Permanente’s Regional Ketamine Therapy Program in 2014. As Medical Director of this program, she convened international conferences for Ketamine therapy, a tradition which will be carried forward in years to come. She brings her strong research background, to Actify Neurotherapies whose mission is to improve mental health through the safe delivery of researched, proven, and innovative treatments. Dr. McInnes is also passionate about yoga, hiking, and French bulldogs.