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2016 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health lauds global advocates for the poor and elderly living with psychiatric illness

from AAGP

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation The Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health is awarded annually to recognize individuals whose contributions have made a profound and lasting impact in advancing the understanding of mental health and improving the lives of people suffering from mental illness. It focuses public attention on the burden mental illness places on individuals and society, and the urgent need to expand mental health services globally. Established in 2014, The Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health is named in honor of Herbert Pardes, M.D., a noted psychiatrist, an outspoken advocate for the mentally ill, and the award's first recipient. Here are the winners of the 2016 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health: Vikram Patel, Ph.D., F.Med.Sci., for transformative work in advancing mental health care in resource-poor countries, Charles F. Reynolds, III, M.D., for pioneering work in geriatric psychiatry and the prevention and treatment of late-life depression. To read more, click here. more


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