Women Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Women Breaking the Silence
Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness

Join us in New York City for the fourth New York Women's Luncheon - a conversation between Anne Ford, Author of The Stigmatized Child, Ellen Levine, Advisor & Consultant, Hearst, and Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, President & CEO, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

Event Details:

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

at 63rd Street
New York, NY 10065

Reception: 11:00 a.m.
Luncheon & Program: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

For information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Special Events at [email protected] or 646-681-4874.

Presented by 
Anne Ford
Anne Ford
The Stigmatized Child


Anne Ford served as Chairman of the Board of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) from 1989 to 2001. Mrs. Ford has co-authored five books with John-Richard Thompson. These books include: Laughing Allegra, On Their Own, and A Special Mother. Their fourth book, The Forgotten Child: “If She is Special, What am I?” Sibling Issues: When Learning Disabilities Cause Tension in the Home was published in 2015. Their current book, The Stigmatized Child: Helping Parents Overcome the Stigma Attached to Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and Lack of Social Skills was published in 2018. She has received many honors for her work, including the Lizette H. Sarnoff Award for Volunteer Service from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters from Leslie University for her advocacy work for people with learning disabilities.

Ellen Levine
Ellen Levine

Advisor & Consultant

Ellen Levine is responsible for strengthening and developing current titles, both domestically and internationally, and evaluating opportunities for brand extensions, digital media and books. Levine made publishing history in October 1994 as the first woman to be named editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping. She was instrumental in launching O, The Oprah Magazine, Food Network Magazine, HGTV Magazine, and Dr. Oz The Good Life. All four of these rank in the top ten monthly magazines in the US. In 2017, she launched The Pioneer Woman Magazine which profiles Ree Drummond, an award-winning American blogger and TV personality. Levine also served as editor-in-chief of Redbook and Woman’s Day. She is the author of numerous books and articles, and her work has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times.

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

President and CEO

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., serves as the President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the largest private funder of mental health research grants. Dr. Borenstein developed the Emmy Award-nominated public television program “Healthy Minds,” and serves as host of the series. The program, which is broadcast nationwide, focuses on topics in psychiatry in order to educate the public, reduce stigma and offer a message of hope. Dr. Borenstein also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association and as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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