October 20, 2014

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NEA.BPD RECEIVES AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION’S 2012 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD. See video and read Dr John Oldham’s speech at Award Ceremony. Edward Kennedy Keynote Speaker.


APA AWARD“The award is given in recognition of signficant contributions to the APA and the field of American psychiatry.  The dedication and committment of the NEA.BPD to the APA and psychiatry have made an immeasurable contribution to the profession and association.   Other 2012 winners: Kay Redfield Jamison, Jeremy Lazarus, and W. Walter Menninger.

The award was presented during the Convocation Ceremony at the 2012 APA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. on May 7, 2012.”  John M. Oldham, MD-President APA and James H. Scully, Jr. MD, Medical Director and CEO APA
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See list of past recipients.  dsa-recipients-2

Dr Oldham’s speech presenting the award:

“IT IS MY PRIVILEGE TO PRESENT THE ORGANIZATIONAL DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD, WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE APA BOARD OF TRUSTEES IN 1964 TO BE GIVEN TO A GROUP THAT HAS BENEFITED THE AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION, THE FIELD OF PSYCHIATRY, OR THE PATIENTS WE CARE FOR.

THIS YEAR, THE AWARD IS PRESENTED TO THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ALLIANCE FOR BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.

DR. PERRY HOFFMAN, PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER OF NEA-BPD, IS HERE TO ACCEPT THE AWARD.

NEA-BPD IS AN ALL VOLUNTEER NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION WHOSE MISSION IS TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS, PROVIDE EDUCATION, AND PROMOTE RESEARCH ON BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER,

AND TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THOSE AFFECTED BY THIS SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS.

NEABPD HAS RECEIVED 2 NIMH R-13 GRANTS TO FUND 8 ANNUAL

CONFERENCES ON BPD, WHICH NEABPD LEVERAGED INTO 40 CONFERENCES THAT IT HAS HOSTED DURINT THAT 8-YEAR SPAN.

NEA-BPD WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN ORGANIZING THE PASSAGE

OF U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BILL HR 1005 DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF MAY AS BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER AWARENESS MONTH.

IN RECOGNITION OF NOTABLE CONTRIBUTIONS AND SERVICE TO THE FIELD OF PSYCHIATRY AND THE AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION, IT IS MY HONOR TO PRESENT THIS ORGANIZATIONAL DISTINGUISHED AWARD TO THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ALLIANCE FOR

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.

Download convention program 2012_apa_program_guide[1]

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