Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

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Patient Advocacy

Faculty Participation in Patient Advocacy Groups

Patient advocacy groups are strong proponents of parity in mental health coverage (which the Department supports), recognize the need for expanded and more effective mental health clinical programs (such as the Department’s flagship clinical services), and support increased community-based mental health services (such as the Department’s community-oriented services provided to the residents of West, South, and Central Philadelphia).

Department faculty are involved with numerous regional and national patient advocacy groups. This commitment to patients and their families and friends represents a powerful partnership to maximize a positive voice to foster education, research, and clinical care programs in the mental health field.

Department of Psychiatry Faculty Participation in Patient Advocacy Groups

  • Adolescent Mental Health Initiative
  • Alliance for the Mentally Ill of PA
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America
  • Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE)
  • Children, Adolescents, and Adults with ADHD (CHAAD)
  • Citizens’ Advisory Board, Philadelphia Nursing Home
  • Compeer
  • Delaware Valley Mental Health/Aging Advocacy Committee
  • Depression and Bipolar Disorder Alliance (DBSA)
  • DBSA New Directions Bipolar Support Group
  • Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (F.O.R.C.E.)
  • Families of Murder Victims
  • Geriatric Mental Health Foundation
  • Greater Philadelphia Foundation for Suicide Prevention (GFFSP)
  • Jewish Alliance of the Mentally Ill
  • Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Centers
  • National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
  • National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
  • National Mental Health Association
  • National Mental Health Self Help Clearinghouse
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation
  • Parents Involved Network
  • Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY)
  • Philadelphia Coalition for Victims Advocacy
  • Planned Lifetime Assistance Network (PLAN)
  • Project Share
  • Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA)
  • Women Organized Against Rape