The PER Foundation
In 1989 the Southern California Psychiatric Society voted to provide the seed money to establish The Psychiatric Education and Research Foundation in an effort to both promote the active participation of psychiatrists in the struggle against the destructive effects of mental illness, stigma and discrimination of persons suffering with a psychiatric illness and also to improve care and access for all in our community through education and research.
The PER Foundation was established in January 1990 as a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. Its mission is "To build bridges of understanding between psychiatry and the general public through public education, research and community outreach."
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SAVE THE DATE
Saturday March 29th 2014
A PER FOUNDATION INVITATION
The SCPS sponsored Psychiatric Education & Research Foundation invites you to come experience an evening of great music, learn how in the past brain/mind problems negatively impact the life of one of the most creative musicians and the reality of our time when resilience and effective treatment can triumph.
The program features two outstanding professionals:
Dr. Richard Kogan the distinguished psychiatrist and concert pianist is returning for an ENCORE to present his unique lecture performance of the music of composer Robert Schumann and the impact of Schumann’s disturbed moods on his work and life. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma noted that this presentation is “a rich multidimensional profile revealing some of the most intimate sources of Robert Schumann's enormous creativity, imagination and artistry”.
Elyn R. Saks, the distinguished Professor of Law & Psychiatry at USC, will be accepting the 2014 PER Advocate Award. Professor Saks is an expert in mental health law, a psychoanalyst and a person with Schizophrenia. Her 2007 autobiography The Center Cannot Hold became an award-winning best-seller. Her book detailing her long journey of learning to understand and live with her Schizophrenia, serves as an inspiration and living proof that a full productive life is now possible not only for those with all the known medical problems but also with brain/mind problems.
The PER Foundation is proud to have the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society as co sponsors in this program. This very special event will be held 8:00PM-10:00PM at the NPI Auditorium on March 29 2014. Refreshments will be served both during the registration 7:00-8:00PM and at the conclusion of the program. For more information about the PER Foundation, check our website: www.perfoundation.org. Email: PER.Foundation@gmail.com with your questions.Maria T Lymberis, MD
Founding President, PER Foundation
Consider joining our PER fundraiser event as a
PER Sponsor in one of the following categories:
PER Benefactor: $5,000.00
PER Platinum Sponsor: $2,500.00
PER Gold Sponsor: $1,500.00
PER Silver Sponsor: $1,000.00
PER Bronze Sponsor: $500.00
Contributions to PER are welcomed and are strongly encouraged.
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c/o Southern California Psychiatric Society
2999 Overland Ave. Suite 208
Los Angeles, CA 90064
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