Thursdays with NAMI – December 16, 2021 – 7pm
Psychopathy is a mental disorder that affects 1% of the population. It is characterized by personality traits that include reduced empathy and remorse, a bold and daring personality, and difficulty controlling behavior.
Because they cannot feel guilt or remorse, it’s easier to fall into behaviors that are considered antisocial. People with psychopathy may deceive, manipulate, threaten, steal from, or physically harm others. At the same time, they may seem outwardly friendly and well adjusted.
Fortunately, psychopathy is treatable, and support is available for both peers and loved ones. Join us for a conversation about this difficult brain disease. Psychologist/neuroscientist Dr. Abigail Marsh is a professor at Georgetown University and the author of The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between. Lisa Michael got involved with the Psychopathy community due to her extensive experience with family members who have the disorder. She is a physics teacher at Summit Denali High School in California. Together they formed an organization called Psychopathy Is to educate the public and offer support.
Thursdays with NAMI starts at 7pm and is free and open to all. Join us via Facebook Live or click here to register to participate via Zoom and to view the schedule for future sessions.