October 2nd, at 5:30: Dr. Ken Duckworth, author of You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health―With Advice from Experts and Wisdom from Real Individuals and Families, in conversation with the University of Pennsylvania’s and author of the bestseller Grit, Angela Duckworth.
Ken Duckworth is the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and a professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, certified in psychiatry and neurology. Ken grew up with a father diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was inspired to enter the field to help others with mental illness. His engaging, compassionate, and authoritative way of speaking about his work has resulted in appearances on CNN, CBS This Morning, MSNBC and more, and with this book, Dr. Duckworth will provide the public with even more information, research, insight, and advice to help people all over the country address their mental health. You Are Not Alone is the first and only book fully supported by NAMI, and is an authoritative, essential guide offering information and guidance on dealing with mental health conditions and navigating care; evidence about what works based on up-to-date scientific research; insight and advice from renowned clinical experts and practitioners; and relatable, first-person stories that articulate what the facts do not.
Angela Duckworth is co-founder, chief scientist, and a board member of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help children thrive. She is also the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, faculty co-director of the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change for Good Initiative, and faculty co-director of Wharton People Analytics. A 2013 MacArthur Fellow, Angela has advised the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Before her research career, Angela founded a summer school for underserved children that was profiled in a Harvard Kennedy School case study and, in 2018, celebrated its 25th anniversary. She has also been a McKinsey management consultant and math and science teacher at New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia public schools. Angela completed her undergraduate degree in Advanced Studies Neurobiology at Harvard, graduating magna cum laude. With the support of a Marshall Scholarship, she completed an MSc with Distinction in Neuroscience from Oxford University. She completed her Ph.D. in Psychology as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Angela’s TED talk is among the most viewed of all time. Her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance is a #1 New York Times best seller. Angela is also the co-host, with Stephen Dubner, of the podcast No Stupid Questions.