NEW YORK-MAY 3: SEVENTH ANNUAL FOUNTAIN HOUSE SYMPOSIUM AND LUNCHEON:“Voices & Visions: Understanding and Treating Psychosis - New Research, New Hope”
Honoring Glenn Close on Monday, May 3, 2010 at The Pierre Hotel
, 2 East 61st Street, New York City, NY. Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actress Glenn Close was the recipient of the Fountain House Humanitarian Award, at the seventh annual Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon, on May 3, 2010, at the Grand Ballroom of The Pierre in New York City. The Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award winner was honored for her dedicated and passionate advocacy on behalf of people with mental illness. Funds raised by the event, entitled “Voices & Visions: Understanding and Treating Psychosis – New Research, New Hope”, support the programs of Fountain House, an internationally recognized non-profit organization which, since 1948, has worked to better the lives of people living with major mental illness. Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
and US Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy
both longtime champions of mental health issues, were among the nearly 600 guests in attendance. This yearly event was founded to advance community knowledge about mental illness and to reduce the associated stigma. were among the nearly 600 guests attending the seventh annual Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon, entitled "Voices & Visions: Understanding and Treating Psychosis - New Research, New Hope.” The event was held at the Grand Ballroom of The Pierre, Fifth Avenue at 61st Street in New York City. Glenn Close
was the recipient of the Fountain House Humanitarian Award
for her dedicated advocacy on behalf of people with mental illness. In the fall of 2009, Ms.Close and Fountain House initiated a new anti-stigma campaign, BringChange2Mind
. An unprecedented coalition of national mental health organizations has come together to support this initiative. The Symposium panel discussion, geared to a lay audience, featured Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, Donald C. Goff, MD, and Beth Baxter, MD
, who enlightened the assembled guests about psychosis, which has been defined as a loss of contact with reality; as an altered or distorted perception of and relation to reality; and as an extreme state of consciousness that involves radical changes in personality, behavior, thinking, feeling and relating to others. The Honorable Robert A. Antonioni, US Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, and US Congressman John A. Sullivan were Honorary Chairs. Event Chairs: Patricia Begley, Kitty de Chazal, Lorna Hyde Graev, Alexandra A. Herzan, Anne Mai.
Program Chair: Lynn Nicholas, PsyD.
Corporate Chair: Kim S. Fennebresque
, Dahlman Rose & Co., LLC. Master of Ceremonies: Consuelo Mack
, managing editor and anchor of "Consuelo Mack WealthTrack." Among the attendees were: Frances Beatty Adler and Allen Adler, Courtney Allinson Arnot, Debbie Bancroft, Ann Barish, Deeda and Bill Blair, Katherine Bryan, Dana Buchman, Rebecca de Kertanguay, Jackie Drake, Jackie Drexel, Marina Galesi, Gail Gilbert, Mark Gilbertson, Lorna and Larry Graev, Sharon Handler, Amanda H. Haynes-Dale, Alex and Paul Herzan, Marlene Hess, Mariana Kaufman, Fernanda Kellogg, Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, Stephanie Krieger and Brian Stewart, Margo M. Langenberg, Denise LeFrak-Calicchio, Carolyn B. MacKenzie, Helena Martinez, Lynn and Nick Nicholas, Lee Niven, Elizabeth T. Peabody, Ann and John S. Pyne, Ann Rapp, Emilia Saint-Amand, Jean Shafiroff, Silda Wall Spitzer, Felicia Taylor, Topsy Taylor, Kari and Carl Tiedemann, Zibby Tozer, Adrienne Vittadini, Liz and Jim Watson.
Funds raised support the innovative programs of Fountain House, an internationally recognized non-profit organization which, since 1948, has been dedicated to bettering the lives of people living with major mental illness. Through its renowned holistic model of support, replicated in more than 400 locations in 30 countries and 32 states, Fountain House helps 1,300 people annually in finding a home, returning to school, re-entering the workplace, and re-establishing connections to family, friends, and the larger community. The annual Symposium and Luncheon was founded to advance community knowledge about mental illness and to reduce the associated stigma. PHOTO CREDIT:
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