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Treatment Advocacy Center Founder Dr. E. Fuller Torrey receives 2020 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from NAMI

July 13, 2020, Media Contact: Geoffrey Melada – meladag@treatmentadvocacycenter.org

Arlington, VA – The Treatment Advocacy Center is proud to announce that its founder, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, has been named a 2020 Exemplary Psychiatrist by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The award honors “the extraordinary contributions that many psychiatrists make to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness.”
Dr. Torrey has exemplified the meaning of this award throughout a distinguished, decades-long career that includes authoring 20 books and some 200 scholarly papers. “I am honored to be named a 2020 Exemplary Psychiatrist by NAMI. Saving lives by reforming mental illness treatment law and policy has been my cause and my commitment for the last two decades,” said Dr. Torrey.
“We are so proud of Dr. Torrey, who founded the Treatment Advocacy Center to eliminate the barriers to treatment for people with severe mental illness. Today, with the benefit of his guidance, wisdom and inspiration, we continue to vigorously pursue that mission,” said John Snook, Treatment Advocacy Center’s executive director.
Dr. Torrey is being recognized as a 2020 Exemplary Psychiatrist alongside 13 other colleagues from around the country.
“NAMI recognizes and thanks those psychiatrists who have gone the extra mile to make a difference in the lives of people with mental illness and those who love them,” said NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. “Across the country, these clinicians are on the front lines of the mental health movement and we are grateful for all they do for our community.”

About Treatment Advocacy Center

The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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