Speaker: Ken Duckworth, MD, NAMI Chief Medical Officer
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites you to attend the next Director’s Innovation Speaker Series lecture featuring Ken Duckworth, MD, chief medical officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
NAMI has a long history of advocacy and collaboration with NIMH to advance science and care for those living with mental illness. Historically NAMI advocated to increase NIMH funding. In recent years, NAMI has worked with NIMH to jumpstart the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) Schizophrenia to promote new biological targets for psychosis. This September, Zando Projects will publish Dr. Duckworth’s You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health―With Advice from Experts and Wisdom from Real Individuals and Families, the first and only book fully supported by NAMI, and an authoritative, essential guide featuring true stories from over 100 individuals, their loves one and caregivers, and professionals in the mental health ecosystem, including three NIMH leaders. In this lecture, Dr. Duckworth will provide an overview of NAMI and NIMH’s powerful ongoing partnership and the lessons found in You Are Not Alone.
The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series is dedicated to innovation, invention, and scientific discovery. For more information, visit https://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/innovation-speaker-series/.
For questions, please email InnovationSpeakers@mail.nih.gov.
Closed captioning and a sign language interpreter will be provided for this event.