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April 2015 BPW Program with Karen Higgins, M.D.

Got Brain Health? Re-thinking Mental Illness

Dr. Karen Higgins

Dr. Karen Higgins

If there’s one organ in our bodies we tend to take for granted, it’s our brain. When our brain is working right, life just happens. But when it’s not working right, the consequences can be life-changing, even devastating, since our brain affects the way we perceive the world, communicate with others, and control the rest of our body.

Join us on Wednesday, April 15th when Dr. Karen Higgins, the psychiatrist at Western Sierra Medical Center, will talk about mental health and other topics related to how our brains function (or not). Dr. Higgins will discuss conditions such as depression and anxiety, tell us how to spot the warning signs of suicide, and share other valuable information related to mental health.

This will be an interview-style presentation, with time at the end for your questions.

Dr. Karen Higgins recently relocated to Nevada County from the Sacramento area. She completed her medical training at Michigan State University, and her residency in General Psychiatry and a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Health Science Center. She is board-certified in both General Adult Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry.

Prior to coming to Western Sierra Medical Center, Dr. Higgins served as California’s statewide Chief Psychiatrist for Department of Corrections. Her experience includes many years in community mental health clinics and correctional psychiatry.

Dr. Higgins believes in a strong physician/client relationship and that communication is vital in the success of a patient’s treatment. She applies her passion for healthy living to all aspects of her life. Though she is a vegan, she considers herself to be an avid foodie and enjoys converting new recipes into vegan dishes.

 Newcomers and Guests are always Welcome!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Summer Thymes Bakery & Deli
231 Colfax Ave.
Grass Valley

Social/networking hour begins at 5:30, dinner at 6pm
Cost is $21.00

A pre-paid reservation is required for members and guests.
DEADLINE: Sunday, April 12

Reserve & pay here (credit card or debit card w/VISA logo):
http://bpwnevadacounty.org/special-event/

For more information please contact Phyllis Orzalli or Pam Carcido.