(GREAT NECK, N.Y. - August 23, 2012) -The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presents the 2012 Women's Mental Health Conference: The Art & Science of Caring in New York City on Friday, September 14th at the Harold Pratt House at 58 East 68th Street between 11:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
This national event features the world's leading mental health experts to address the core issues in the treatment and care of those with mental illness. The majority of primary caregivers are women--caring for their children, spouses, siblings and extended family members who live with a mental illness.
The Conference will feature:
- A luncheon panel discussion on Early Intervention, Rehabilitation and Reintegration moderated by Herbert Pardes, M.D., Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of New York-Presbyterian Hospital and President of the Foundation's Scientific Council
- An afternoon of empowerment in the form of small group discussions with leading mental health researchers across mental illnesses
- An afternoon panel discussion with high profile mental health leaders to discuss the future of mental health care moderated by Shirley Wang, health reporter for the Wall Street Journal
Statistics from the 2010 U.S. Census and the National Institute of Mental Health show that 77 million of the 311 million--or 1 in 4--Americans experience a brain and behavior disorder each year.
The conference was conceptualized and developed under the guidance of Advisory Boards comprised of top researchers and mental health experts from around the country. The presenting sponsor of the conference is Genentech, which provided funding for the conference.
The nation's largest private funder of mental health research, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded close to $300 million in NARSAD Grants to more than 3,300 scientists worldwide since 1987. Dedicated to identifying the causes, improving treatments and developing prevention strategies for mental illnesses that affect an overwhelming one-in-four people in the United States, the Foundation was formerly known as NARSAD (an acronym for National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression).