NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2016 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health was presented to Dr. Vikram Patel of India, and Dr. Charles F. Reynolds, III of the United States at the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation International Awards Dinner, on Friday, October 28, at The Pierre in Manhattan.
Dr. Patel received the Pardes Prize for advancing mental health in the developing world. Dr. Reynolds received the Pardes Prize for breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of depression.
The late Senator Edward M. Kennedy received an honorary tribute for his legacy of mental health advocacy. His son, Patrick Kennedy, author of the book "A Common Struggle" accepted the award on his behalf.
The Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health is awarded annually to recognize a physician, scientist or public citizen whose extraordinary contribution has made a profound and lasting impact on improving the lives of people suffering from mental illness. The Pardes Prize carries an honorarium of $300,000. Dr. Reynolds is donating his portion of the prize to Sangath, a non-governmental organization in India that is a pioneer in training lay people to deliver healthcare treatments and interventions to their communities. Dr. Patel, is a co-founder of Sangath.
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SOURCE Brain & Behavior Research Foundation