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May 14th Congressional Seminar On Severe Mental Illness
Mary G. Rappaport (703)312-7886
Melissa Wajnert (703)516-7961
For Immediate Release
24 Apr 97

May 14th Congressional Seminar On Severe Mental Illness To Be Hosted By Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) And The National Alliance For The Mentally Ill

 DATE:Wednesday, May 14, 1997 

TIME: 12 noon - 2:00 p.m. (lunch will be served)

PLACE: Rayburn B318, Capitol Hill

HOSTS: Representative Sue Myrick (R-NC) Laurie M. Flynn, Executive Director, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

SPEAKERS:Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Author of An Unquiet Mind, best-seller on manic-depression

Steven Hyman, MD, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health

Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, University of North Carolina Leading research psychiatrist on treatment of severe mental disorders Andy Imparato, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Former congressional staffer diagnosed with a brain disorder Lori Rivera, Public Affairs Executive in leading world-wide agency Former Reagan administration official diagnosed with a brain disorder

This congressional seminar will focus on the latest research into severe mental illnesses and the challenges faced by people living with brain disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. Representative Myrick and NAMI, with numerous congressional co-sponsors, have assembled leading researchers and individuals living with brain disorders to educate members of Congress and their staffs about biomedical research into brain disorders and the need to ensure equal access to insurance, housing, and employment opportunities for people who suffer from these diseases.