Thursday, November 10, 2005

Patty Duke to Speak in Dallas - The Dallas Morning News Robert Miller Column

Nov. 9--Patty Duke, an Oscar and Emmy-winning actress and best-selling author, will speak Monday (Nov. 14) at the Prism Awards Luncheon benefiting the Mental Health Association of Greater Dallas.

Tim Simmons, MHA president and chief executive, said the event at the Wyndham Anatole hotel will also recognize the following award recipients:

--Veletta Forsythe Lill, who will receive the Ruth Sharp Altshuler Award, which recognizes outstanding community service that meets the needs of people with mental illness.

--Dr. Jacqui Stephens, who will receive the Pamela Blumenthal Memorial Mental Health Award for her long-term commitment to quality of care and dedicated delivery of services to those with mental illness.

--Martha Stowe, who will receive the Michael M. Faenza Mental Health Advocate Award, which recognizes consistent advocacy on behalf of emotionally disturbed children and adolescents and adults with serious mental illnesses.

--Lynne McLean, who will receive the inaugural Lightner Sams Foundation Child Advocate Award, which focuses on outstanding and exemplary dedication and service to the mental health needs of children and adolescents.

Mike Griffiths and David Dillard will each receive a Special Recognition Award for their long-term and exemplary dedication to improving the mental health of the community.