NIMH Outreach Partnership Program

Press Release, January 4, 2012

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health of South Carolina Partners with the National Institute of Mental Health

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health of South Carolina has been selected as the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Outreach Partner for 2012 through 2014 for the state of South Carolina. The Federation joins a nationwide network of 55 mental health organizations that disseminate research from NIMH about the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders, and promote public involvement in research studies.

Through its Outreach Partnership Program, NIMH since 1990 has supported organizations from every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to educate the public about mental disorders, and help to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Diane Flashnick, Executive Director of the Federation, says, “this partnership with NIMH provides a wonderful opportunity for the Federation to expand education and awareness in the area of children’s mental health in South Carolina”.

The Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health of South Carolina will be sharing information through their website, www.fedfamsc.org, and many events throughout the state. If you would like to receive information or have an opportunity for a presentation please contact the office, e-mail to info@fedfamsc.org or 803-772-5210 or toll free at 866-779-0420.

The National Institute of Mental Health is one of 28 components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Federal government’s principal biomedical and behavioral research agency. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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