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Association News
APA Takes its Message to the Hill
Psychiatric News
Volume 36 Number 21 page 13-13

The 2001 Mental Illness Awareness Week Symposium held on Capitol Hill last month focused on the need for more psychiatric research and covered services in response to the recent terrorist attacks (see page 1). The symposium is cosponsored by APA and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

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Constituents of Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) were among the missing after the World Trade Center attacks. She said that employers called her office to request that counselors be sent to talk to family members and coworkers of the missing employees.

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Government officials, congressional aides, and lobbyists listen to symposium speakers describe their institutions’ responses to the September 11 attacks.

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Jay Cutler, J.D., director of APA’s Division of Government Relations (right), talks with NIMH Director Steven Hyman, M.D. (center), and Herbert Pardes, M.D., president and CEO of the New York Presbyterian Hospital System.

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Congressional aides and representatives of federal and private health groups listen to speakers during luncheon on Capitol Hill.

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APA Medical Director, Steven Mirin, M.D. (left), greets Rep. James Maloney (D-Conn.).

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Ellen Stork, a member of the Virginia Board of Directors of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, describes her struggle with bipolar disorder and the importance of research and treatment in her recovery.

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Herbert Pardes, M.D., describes the impact the World Trade Center attacks had on local hospitals. "When the buildings collapsed, three of our emergency medical technicians were killed and seven ambulances and two vans were destroyed," he said. In addition to his positions at New York Presbyterian Hospital System, Pardes is a former APA president and former director of NIMH.

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Constituents of Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) were among the missing after the World Trade Center attacks. She said that employers called her office to request that counselors be sent to talk to family members and coworkers of the missing employees.

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Government officials, congressional aides, and lobbyists listen to symposium speakers describe their institutions’ responses to the September 11 attacks.

Anchor for JumpAnchor for Jump

Jay Cutler, J.D., director of APA’s Division of Government Relations (right), talks with NIMH Director Steven Hyman, M.D. (center), and Herbert Pardes, M.D., president and CEO of the New York Presbyterian Hospital System.

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Congressional aides and representatives of federal and private health groups listen to speakers during luncheon on Capitol Hill.

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APA Medical Director, Steven Mirin, M.D. (left), greets Rep. James Maloney (D-Conn.).

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Ellen Stork, a member of the Virginia Board of Directors of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, describes her struggle with bipolar disorder and the importance of research and treatment in her recovery.

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Herbert Pardes, M.D., describes the impact the World Trade Center attacks had on local hospitals. "When the buildings collapsed, three of our emergency medical technicians were killed and seven ambulances and two vans were destroyed," he said. In addition to his positions at New York Presbyterian Hospital System, Pardes is a former APA president and former director of NIMH.

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