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October 24, 2020

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The Star Coalition mission is to create meaningful change by increasing communication, partnerships and goodwill among stakeholders in the areas of treatment, advocacy, and clinical research with an emphasis on community and advocacy engagement, stigma reduction, and ensuring that clinical research is recognized as a trusted care option. Learn More.

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    • Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., President and CEO, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
    • Barbara A. Cornblatt, PhD, MBA, Director, Recognition and Prevention (RAP) Program Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
    • Christine Crawford,MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Associate Director of Psychiatry Medical Student Education Boston University School of Medicine
    • Wilfred Farquharson,Ph.D, Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic &
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    Repost from www.newportacademy.com, October 13, 2020

    Facing the challenge of a mental health disorder is difficult enough. But another layer of pain comes with mental health conditions: dealing with other’s reactions to them.

    Mental health stigma describes the negative attitudes held by individuals and society toward those with trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use disorder, and other mental health challenges. Hence, mental health stigma is an obstacle to increasing awareness and ensuring people get the help they need.

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    Deborah L. Levy, Director, PhD; Director, Psychology Research Laboratory, McLean Hospital,  Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    The following was posted today by SARDDA: It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Deborah Levy. Dr. Levy passed away on October 15, 2020. She was an amazing individual, researcher, scholar and friend of the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) community. Dr. Levy will be sincerely missed. Please keep Dr.

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    bbrf.org, October 15, 20220, eNews

    In a first measure of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis on the mental health of American senior citizens with preexisting depression, a team of researchers that includes several BBRF grantees and prize winners has published some preliminary observations and conclusions.

    The most important finding, perhaps, is that while most participants in the study appeared to be coping with social isolation, a majority said they were more worried about contracting the virus than about suffering a mental health relapse.

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