Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Spotlight: LEAD Pittsburgh

Today, staff members at NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania met with Toni Macpherson, the Executive Director of LEAD Pittsburgh. The LEAD Pittsburgh website describes the organization as

"a unique community initiative advocating for the recognition and acceptance of depression as a treatable medical condition and for the need to eliminate barriers to treatment. LEAD Pittsburgh addresses issues surrounding depression in a collaborative manner with the institutions in the community where change can be effected. The intent is to draw attention to the magnitude of the problems associated with untreated depression and to help identify each institution's role in overcoming the barriers that exist."

The LEAD Pittsburgh website offers a variety of information, including the signs and symptoms of clinical depression, information about depression for employers and a links page for related resources. For more information about LEAD, its mission and programs, email info@leadpittsburgh.org or call 412-444-3520.

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Contributed by Lora M. Dziemiela, Program Secretary

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