Our January 2018 speaker, Michael Mantz, MD, MH, will be discussing the latest science on what goes into creating a strong brain, mind and nervous system. He will talk about how recent scientific evidence demonstrates that what we eat, how we sleep, who we connect with, how we feel, and how we move our bodies determines our mental well-being. Exciting discoveries about how our brains are much more fluid and adaptable than we ever imagined will be presented. Neuroplasticity, or how the brain literally changes its own structure by creating new connections and new neurons, gives new hope on how much positive change is possible when we optimize the environments in which we put ourselves.
Dr. Mantz is an integrative psychiatrist who practices in the Bay Area. He received his medical training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, graduated from UC Irvine’s Psychiatric Residency Program and is a board-certified psychiatrist. In October, Dr. Mantz spoke to a very enthusiastic audience at the NAMI office and we asked him to present to a larger audience. Please join us in the auditorium of Good Samaritan Hospital (main building basement) at 7:30 P.M. for an informational meeting followed by the presentation and Q&A from 8-9 P.M.