Women Break the Silence About Mental Illness at Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Annual Luncheon in New York City

NEW YORK-- Over 300 women gathered in New York City on Tuesday, May 15, in support of psychiatric research and eliminating the stigma of mental illness at the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation's fourth annual Women's Luncheon, Women Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness. The event featured a conversation between Anne Ford, the noted author, advocate and philanthropist; Ellen Levine, advisor and consultant, Hearst, and Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, President & CEO of the Foundation.

Anne Ford spoke candidly about her personal experience associated with raising a child with severe learning disabilities. Her most recent book is "The Stigmatized Child: Helping Parents Overcome the Stigma Attached to Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and Lack of Social Skills."

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Women's Luncheon honors women who are willing to speak openly and personally about brain and behavior disorders and inspire others to speak out against the stigma surrounding psychiatric illness. Funds raised from the luncheons support scientists at leading universities who are conducting research into disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, ADHD, depression and bipolar disorder.