Former APA president and NIMH director Herbert Pardes, M.D. (center), greets Ramiro Guevara of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill at the symposium that organization and APA sponsored on Capitol Hill last month. Looking on is APA Medical Director James H. Scully Jr., M.D.
Last month’s Capitol Hill symposium on mental illness (see story
at left) was designed to eradicate stigma and focus on timely issues affecting people with mental illness. About 100 members of Congress, their staffs, and representatives from federal agencies and allied advocacy groups attended.