18 & 19

May 2018

Mental Health Collaborations: Diversity and Inclusion-
Integrating Research, Education, and Practice


2018 Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health Keynote Speakers

This year’s Symposium features regional and national Mental Health Professionals and Advocates as keynote speakers.


Thomas R. Insel, M.D., Founder and President of Mindstrong Health- Keynote Speaker

Thomas R. Insel, M.D, Founder and President of Mindstrong Health, is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist. From 2002-2015, Dr. Insel served as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) committed to research on mental disorders. Most recently he led the Mental Health Team at Verily.

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Elizabeth Vargas, ABC Anchor – Keynote Speaker

Emmy-Award winning journalist, television anchor, and investigative reporter Elizabeth Vargas has traveled the world covering breaking news stories, reporting in-depth investigations, and conducting interviews with world leaders and other influential newsmakers. She is currently the co-anchor of “20/20” with David Muir.

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John Magill, State Director SC Department of Mental Health – Plenary Speaker

State Director John H. Magill began his career in Mental Health Care and Addictions at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health in the late 1960s. In 1977, he became the Georgia State Director for Alcohol and Drug Abuse. In 1980, he founded Fenwick Hall Hospital on Johns Island, South Carolina, and served as its Chief Executive Officer for its 17 years of operation.

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