Controversies in Mental Health Treatment

Richard O’Connor, PhD will discuss the new completely revised and updated edition of Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn’t Teach You and Medication Can’t Give You in a Zoom Book Talk with the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon at 7 pm on Wednesday, November 17.

Psychotherapist Richard O’Connor, PhD, author of the newly revised and updated Undoing Depression, will discuss recent developments and controversies in mental health treatment.  He’ll discuss the limitations of both therapy and medication. “When people do recover from depression it takes a continual act of will, a self-discipline usually only achievable with the help of a mental health professional – or by following the program in this book.” 

O’Connor will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and will offer concrete holistic suggestions, as we head into a second holiday season overshadowed by the uncertainty of the ongoing public health emergency. 

He will highlight the changes he has experienced in the treatment of mental health issues in the twenty years since the first edition of Undoing Depression was published.   For fourteen years O’Connor was the executive director of the northwest Center for Family Service and Mental Health.  He maintains a psychotherapy practice in Sharon.  His book is available for purchase at local bookstores and online. 

This virtual program is free and requires registration on the Library’s website, www.hotchkisslibraryofsharon.org.  For additional information please call 860-364-5041.

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