Mental Health

The Mental Health section provides information on topics related to coping with a Duchenne diagnosis, behavioral intervention, depression/anxiety in the family and more.

2019 FUTURES: FAMILY Panel

This panel discusses genetic carrier health, mental health and coping skills, and assistance for Duchenne families.

Virginia Kimonis, MD, MRCP

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics and Genomic Medicine

University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Lauren Morgenroth, MS, CGC

Chief Operating Officer

TRiNDS

Ashley Yee, MSW

Director of Patient Engagement

Global Genes

Laurie Miller, CSW

Clinical Social Worker

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Leona Filis

Special Needs Attorney

The Filis Law Firm, P.C.

Kelly Maynard

Co-Founder

The Duchenne Family Assistance Program

Marissa Penrod

Co-Founder

The Duchenne Family Assistance Program

2019 FUTURES: FITNESS Panel

This panel discusses mental and physical fitness in individuals with Duchenne.

Tom McNalley, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

University of California San Francisco Benioff's Children's Hospitals

Missy Dixon, MS, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Divisions of Pediatric Neurology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

University of Utah

Jennifer Wallace Valdes, PT

Physical Therapist

CureDuchenne Physical Therapy Program

Paige Lembeck, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist  

Yale Child Study Center