The Seventh Annual Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon:
Voices & Visions: Understanding and Treating Psychosis – New
Research, New Hope will honor Glenn Close, a
dedicated and passionate advocate for people living with
mental illness and a dear friend of Fountain House. In the
fall of 2009, Ms. Close and Fountain House initiated a new
anti-stigma campaign, BringChange2Mind
(www.bringchange2mind.org). Every major national mental
health organization participated in this groundbreaking
The Symposium will feature a panel discussion geared to a
lay audience by acclaimed experts in the fields of mental
health research, treatment, and public policy: Jeffrey
Lieberman, MD, Lawrence E. Kolb Professor and Chairman
of Psychiatry, Lieber Professor of Schizophrenia Research at
the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons,
and Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute;
Donald C. Goff, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard
Medical School; and Elizabeth Baxter, MD, a private
practice psychiatrist from Tennessee who lives with
This yearly event was founded to advance community knowledge
about mental illness and to reduce the associated stigma.
Funds raised 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. For 1,300 people annually,
Fountain House, through its holistic approach to recovery,
provides support in finding a home, returning to school,
re-entering the workplace, and re-establishing connections
to family, friends, and the larger community. Fountain House
focuses on its members’ strengths, abilities, hopes, and
dreams, rather than weaknesses or disabilities. We believe
every person with mental illness has the potential to
Co-Chairs: Patricia Begley, Kitty de Chazal, Lorna Hyde
Graev, Alexandra A. Herzan, Anne Mai.
Program Chair: Lynn Nicholas, PsyD.
Corporate Chair: Kim S. Fennebresque.
Date: Monday, May 3, 2010.
Time: Registration - 11:15 a.m.; Symposium and Luncheon -
Tickets start at $350; Tables start at $5,000.
For tickets and information, contact:
Susan Bell Special Events. Phone: 212.874.5457;