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Go Beyond the Room with Mental Elf

#ISTSS2019 has joined forces with André Tomlin, a world-leading science communicator and mental health blogger known as The Mental Elf. During the meeting, André will be working alongside a dedicated social media team who will be live tweeting, interviewing speakers and attendees, writing blog posts of ISTSS 2019 content, and live video streaming some of the talks.

Read and Listen

Look for blog posts, podcasts, live tweets and more on Twitter and the Mental Elf website under #ISTSS2019. 

Read the latest ISTSS 2019 blog posts.

Listen to the latest ISTSS 2019 podcast episodes.

Watch Live

Can't make it to ISTSS 2019? Mental Elf is live streaming these sessions on YouTube:

Invited Session: Developmental Adversity as a Biological Variable: Considering A Path Forward Part One 
Friday, November 15, 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (U.S. Eastern)

Panel: The Global Human Rights and Mental Health Crisis of Forced Displacement: Caring for Refugees through Mental Health Research
Saturday, November 16, 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (U.S. Eastern)

Watch these sessions live on YouTube.


The person who sends the most tweets using the hashtag #ISTSS2019 during the conference will receive a special prize from the Mental Elf and the National Elf Service. Go for it!

Social Media Team

The volunteering correspondents working with The Mental Elf are students; regular ISTSS members; and four young adult prior service-users from the Looking In Theatre along with their mentors, UCONN Health Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Rocio Chang and Looking In Theatre Director Jonathan Gillman. Please welcome Spencer Murray, Horlando Cornejal, Angel Cooper, Rachel Gary, William J. Koehler, Evan Auguste, Philippa Specker, Melanie Arenson, Rachel Frost, Anna Harwood-Gross, Heidi Sandnes and Harald Bækkelund treading the floors for you.