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May 4, 2011

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May 4, 2011

Every year the American Psychiatric Foundation (APF) awards individuals with the "Helping Hands Grant", which was developed "to encourage medical students to participate in community mental health service activities". I have been the recipient of this grant for the past 2 years and I am incredibly thankful for the support and funding I have received from the APF. I am interested in pursuing a medical career in child and adolescent psychiatry and I am also very interested in community outreach/public health work. Thanks to the APF's generous grant, I have been able to implement a middle-school curriculum that I developed to educate adolescents about mental health. The APF's supporting my project has allowed me to work with children while simultaneously addressing the stigma that is associated with mental illnesses.

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Receiving their generous support and funding for 2 years in a row. The Helping Hands Grant has made my project a reality; and my project work has been one of my most rewarding/meaningful experiences of medical school.

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