Mental Health America’s Centennial Gala On June 11 To Honor Senators Edward Kennedy, Pete Domenici

June 1, 2009

Mental Health America, celebrating its 100th Anniversary as the founder of the organized mental health movement, will honor Senators Edward M. Kennedy and Pete Domenici for their legendary work in mental health at its Centennial Gala on Thursday, June 11, in Washington, D.C.

Special guest speakers at the Gala include Mrs. Tipper Gore, Honorary Chair of Mental Health America’s Centennial Celebration, Former First Lady Mrs. Rosalynn Carter, award-winning actress Glenn Close, Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN, and David Wellstone, son of the late Senator Paul Wellstone.
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Mental Health America’s Centennial Gala On June 11 To Honor Senators Edward Kennedy, Pete Domenici

June 1, 2009

Mental Health America, celebrating its 100th Anniversary as the founder of the organized mental health movement, will honor Senators Edward M. Kennedy and Pete Domenici for their legendary work in mental health at its Centennial Gala on Thursday, June 11, in Washington, D.C.

Special guest speakers at the Gala include Mrs. Tipper Gore, Honorary Chair of Mental Health America’s Centennial Celebration, Former First Lady Mrs. Rosalynn Carter, award-winning actress Glenn Close, Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN, and David Wellstone, son of the late Senator Paul Wellstone.
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New Non Executive Joins Board Of Somerset Mental Health Trust

May 20, 2009

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of a new Non Executive Director to its Board.

Roger Powell, from Martock, served for many years in the Royal Navy achieving the rank of captain. He is currently the managing director of a consultancy specialising in the development of business partnerships.

He joins the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as a Non Executive Director of the Board and will serve for the next four years.
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New Non Executive Joins Board Of Somerset Mental Health Trust

May 20, 2009

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of a new Non Executive Director to its Board.

Roger Powell, from Martock, served for many years in the Royal Navy achieving the rank of captain. He is currently the managing director of a consultancy specialising in the development of business partnerships.

He joins the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as a Non Executive Director of the Board and will serve for the next four years.
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FRC: New Mental Health Studies Dispel Myth That Abortion Is A ‘Non-Event’

January 13, 2009

Two new studies out this week add to the body of research evidence clearly showing again that abortion is associated with increased risk of adverse mental health effects. The two peer-reviewed papers were published in the British Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal of Psychiatric Research. Both had strong methodology and controls for confounding or alternate variables.

“The results of both studies add to the strong body evidence detailing the causal association between abortion and mental health disorders,” said Moira Gaul, Family Research Council’s Director of Women’s and Reproductive Health. “Additionally, these findings continue to reinforce important implications concerning informed consent in health care. Women in this country deserve quality health care which provides accurate information on the associated risks accompanying abortion,” added Gaul.
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2008 Prizes For Outstanding Achievement In Research On Mental Health Disorders Announced By NARSAD

January 8, 2009

NARSAD, the world’s leading charity dedicated to mental health research, awards its annual prizes — among the most coveted in psychiatry and neuroscience – to six prominent scientists whose research in the areas of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, childhood disorders and cognitive neuroscience have led to significant strides in the understanding and treatment of mental illness.

The prizes are being presented at NARSAD’s 21st annual New York City gala, this Friday, October 17, at the Waldorf-Astoria, in Manhattan. The event will also honor Herbert Pardes, M.D., president and CEO of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, who has served as president of NARSAD’s Scientific Council since its formation in 1986.
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Health Department Launches Calorie Education Campaign – New York City Department Of Health And Mental Hygiene

January 8, 2009

“Read ’em before you eat ’em,” the Health Department advises in a new campaign launched today to help New Yorkers make the most of the city’s calorie-posting rules. Under the New York City Health Code, chain restaurants are now required to post calorie counts for food items on menus and menu boards. The rule took effect this summer, after a federal court upheld it and an appellate court refused to delay enforcement while the industry tries again to overturn it. The new campaign – five ads appearing in 1,000 New York City Subway cars for the next three months – is designed to help New Yorkers see how quickly fast-food calories add up. Many are unaware that a typical adult needs only 2,000 calories a day to maintain a steady weight. Even fewer know how easy it is to overshoot that goal while eating on the go.
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