Thursday, August 21, 2008

Healthy Minds Across America

Imagine a day devoted to the nation learning more about the tremendous advances science has made in the understanding and treatment of mental illness.  That is exactly what will happen on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 thanks to the good work NARSAD.

Healthy Minds Across America is an unprecedented opportunity for people in large and small cities from coast-to-coast to hear about the state of mental health research today.  Some 48 public forums on the progress, challenges, and promise of mental health research will bring some of the leading minds in the field together with family members and others looking for information.

NARSAD, the world’s leading charity dedicated to mental health research, is kicking off this initiative along with a fundraising drive to expand research on mental illnesses.  “Funding has remained flat for our federal research agency, the National Institutes of Health,” said Dr. Herbert Pardes, president of NARSAD’s Scientific Council.  “But we can’t wait for the federal government.  Too many lives are at stake, and we must not lose the momentum in the place of discovery we’ve achieved over the past two decades.”

A list of sites and other information is available on the NARSAD website.  Be sure to reserve your seat for Healthy Minds Across America my emailing or by calling 1-800-829-8289.