Wednesday, October 26, 2022

16th Annual Prechter Lecture Featuring Chamique Holdsclaw

6:00 PM

Former WNBA star who lives with bipolar disorder and a dedicated mental health advocate

The 16th Annual Prechter Lecture featured keynote speaker Chamique Holdsclaw, former WNBA star and mental health advocate. Chamique presented Mind/Game: The lifelong pursuit of order after a bipolar disorder diagnosis. Chamique touched on her mental health struggles throughout her life and how she has become committed to help others accept and seek help for their mental health and well being. She spoke about the stigma around mental health in the black and brown communities and in sport. The talk was followed by a panel discussion highlighting the Prechter Program's research projects. 

We were pleased to present:

  • Keynote speaker Chamique Holdsclaw, former WNBA star
  • One-on-one interview with Chamique Holdsclaw and NAMI Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ken Duckworth
  • Panel discussion about research into bipolar disorder, moderated by Melvin McInnis, M.D., director of the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program


  • Chamique Holdsclaw
  • Sarah Sperry. Ph.D., Director, Emotion and Temporal Dynamics (EmoTe) Lab
  • Erica Vest, LMSW, Prechter Program Associate Program Manager
  • Will Heininger, Athletes Connected Eisenberg Family Depression Center Outreach Coordinator
  • Valenna M., Prechter Program research participant who lives with bipolar disorder

 Book signing with Dr. Ken Duckworth

Dr. Ken Duckworth's new book, "You Are Not Alone", was available for purchase on-site at the Prechter Lecture. 

Dr. Ken Duckworth's book cover for You Are Not Alone
Dr. Ken Duckworth's book, You Are Not Alone

In this invaluable book, Dr. Duckworth amplifies the voices of real people who have dealt with mental illness, both doctors and patients. His crowd-sourced method will help people facing similar challenges feel connected to a vast community. If you read this book, you cannot feel alone in your struggles.”

 – Andrew Solomon, Author of “The Noonday Demon” And “Far From The Tree”



 This event was funded by a generous gift from Donald & Mary Kosch