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Dr Sotheara Chhim wins Dr. Guislain Award 2017

The Dr. Guislain Museum and Janssen Research & Development, LLC named Sotheara Chhim, M.D., M.P.M., Ph.D., the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Guislain “Breaking the Chains of Stigma” Award. Dr Sotheara Chhim (MD, MPM, PhD) is a leading figure in the development of psychiatry and mental health services in Cambodia. He was one of the first to recognize the enormous need for mental health care in Cambodia, to explore scientific-therapeutic approaches, and to dedicate his life to helping those in need by developing mental health services and fighting stigma. So far, over 220,000 people have benefited from his and his team’s work.

Dr. Chantharavady Choulamany wins Dr. Guislain Award 2016

10 - 10 - 2016
The Dr. Guislain Museum and Janssen Research & Development, LLC named Chantharavady Choulamany, M.D., the 2016 recipient of the Dr. Guislain “Breaking the Chains of Stigma” Award. The award recognizes Laotian psychiatrist, Dr. Choulamany, for her impact on the quality of life for individuals who are living with mental illness. As only one of two qualified psychiatrists in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), a country of more than 6 million people, Dr. Choulamany has dedicated her life to increasing access to mental health services and developing education programs to treat and improve understanding of mental illness.

Janos Marton wins Dr. Guislain Award 2015

10 - 10 - 2015
On the 8the October the Dr. Guislain Museum and Janssen Research & Development, LLC, announced that Janos Marton, director of The Living Museum in Queens, New York, has been named the 2015 winner of the Dr. Guislain "Breaking the Chains of Stigma" Award. The award honors Dr. Marton for his extraordinary efforts and distinctive ability to nurture creativity of individuals living with mental illness and for establishing a groundbreaking and flourishing artistic community within a mental health care setting. He will be recognized for his contributions tomorrow during a ceremony and concert in his honor at the Opera House Ghent, in Belgium.

Robin Hammond wins 2014 Dr. Guislain Award

10 - 10 - 2014
On the 9th of October Robin Hammond, a documentary photographer and filmmaker, has been selected as the 2014 winner of the Dr. Guislain "Breaking the Chains of Stigma" Award for his striking photojournalism that exposes the mistreatment of mentally ill people in African nations in crisis. The Dr. Guislain Award program is a joint project of the Museum Dr. Guislain and Janssen Research & Development, LLC. Janssen provides financial and in-kind support for the program. The award winner receives a $50,000 prize that must be used toward further work to reduce societal stigma about mental health and disorders of the brain. Hammond's body of work will be honored today at a ceremony in New York City.

Matrika Devkota wins Dr. Guislain Award 2013

10 - 10 - 2013
Matrika Devkota, the Nepalese founder of the organization Koshish, has been selected as the 2013 winner of the Dr. Guislain "Breaking the Chains of Stigma" Award for his tireless work to fight stigma by empowering those suffering from mental illness to serve as self-advocates.

Bagus Utomo wins first Award

10 - 10 - 2012
The Indonesian Bagus Utomo wins the first Dr. Guislain Award 2012. The Museum Dr. Guislain and Janssen Research & Development, LLC rewarded Bagus Utomo, who was motivated by his brother’s mental illness, for his tireless work to provide resources about and fight stigma associated with schizophrenia through his organization Komunitas Peduli Skizofrenia Indonesia (Indonesia Community Care for Schizophrenia), or KPSI. KPSI is an organization that provides online information about schizophrenia and community support for patients and their families. “I am thrilled to accept the inaugural Dr. Guislain Award for ’Breaking the Chains of Stigma,’” said Utomo. “Technology has been the key to success for the organization so far. With this generous Award, I hope to build a new website with even more information, engage health care providers and add support groups for caregivers. The progress I have seen over the last 12 years makes me hopeful that we will one day live in a world no longer encumbered by mental health stigma.”
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