'Heroes' in Women's Mental Health To Be Recognized At UA Women's Mental Health Symposium, Jan. 13

The Women's Mental Health Program at The University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry will present the 2007 Hero in Women's Mental Health awards at the Sixth Annual Women's Mental Health Symposium, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at the UA Student Union Grand

The Women's Mental Health Program at The University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry will present the 2007 Hero in Women's Mental Health awards at the Sixth Annual Women's Mental Health Symposium, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at the UA Student Union Grand Ballroom.

Recipients of the annual award are individuals who have displayed pioneering efforts and have had a positive impact in women's mental health. The 2007 Hero award recipients are Robert Kafes, director for the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault, and Cathy Rodriguez, who, as "Mrs. Tucson," has spoken on behalf of women suffering from postpartum depression.

Marlene Freeman, MD, director of the UA Women's Mental Health Program, explains that the award celebrates the contributions of individuals who inspire others. "We recognize that we must work together as a community to address the needs of women who are affected by mental health problems," she says.

The annual Women's Mental Health Symposium focuses on education about topics of particular interest to women, including breast cancer, fibromyalgia, menopause and sleep disorders. The 2007 symposium also will feature discussions of integrative medicine, postpartum depression, violence and trauma, general anxiety disorder and infertility and stress.

The $80 tuition fee includes course materials, general and breakout sessions, continuing-education credits and lunch. An early registration fee of $60 is available through Dec. 15. The student fee is $30.

For more information and to register for the event, please call (520) 626-1392, e-mail uapsycon@email.arizona.edu or visit www.psychiatry.arizona.edu