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Foundation Awards Grants to Promote Recognition, Treatment of Mental Illness
Psychiatric News
Volume 40 Number 24 page 2-6

This past year the American Psychiatric Foundation continued its efforts to advance public understanding of mental illnesses by awarding more than $275,000 to organizations whose innovative, educational, informational, and outreach initiatives promote the early recognition and treatment of mental illnesses.

"The foundation is committed to improving the lives of persons with mental illness and their families, caregivers, and communities," said Altha Stewart, M.D., president of the foundation. "We are pleased to provide grants to these worthy organizations, and we look forward to continuing our work over the coming years."

These are the eight organizations that received funding in 2005:

As APA's philanthropic and educational arm, the foundation works to advance public understanding of mental illnesses. These grants are made possible through the contributions of the foundation's donors and corporate supporters.

The next deadline for grant applications is January 6, 2006. Information about the foundation and how to make a donation is posted at<www.psychfoundation.org>.FIG1

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