Benefit for the Brain 2019 to be held at The Highlands in Fort Washington


Please Join Us for a New Twist on an Annual Event! The 8th annual Benefit for the Brain will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at The Highlands in Fort Washington.

This event highlights the need for both medical and non-medical research and services for mental illness. Each year we recognize the groundbreaking work being done with the presentation of the Scientific Research Award, for outstanding work in an area of needed exploration to help promote treatment and recovery, and the Impact Award, for outstanding work to promote the recovery of persons with mental illness.

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2019 Scientific Research Award – Steven P. Levine, M.D.

Dr. Steve Levine is a board-certified psychiatrist and internationally-recognized expert in the use of ketamine for psychiatric indications, amongst the first in the world to offer outpatient treatment. He is the founder and Chief Medical Officer of Actify Neurotherapies, an innovative, interventional psychiatry practice with 9 locations in 8 states whose mission is to improve the lives of people with depression and other mental health disorders.  Actify’s outcomes have been published and presented around the world.

Dr. Levine graduated with honors/Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University, received an academic scholarship to Tulane University School of Medicine, and completed internship and residency in psychiatry at New York – Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell. He then completed fellowship subspecialty training in psychosomatic medicine/psycho-oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital. His free time is devoted to family, reading, and being humbled by Crossfit.

2019 Impact Award – Access Services: Adult Behavioral Health Service Line

Our service line hopes to serve communities beyond just the services we provide.  We wish to partner with others serving in the same spaces to magnify our individual impacts and to realize the public and private collaboration that strengths individuals and families.  We know that real change for individuals, families, and communities requires all of us.

We look forward to you joining us for an exciting night to network, enjoy fabulous tastings by Feastivities, catering, complimentary valet parking, bid on unique silent auction items, listen to live jazz music by Jazz It Upright, and enjoy a wine, beer & signature cocktail bar. The award presentations and recipient acceptances will conclude the evening.
For questions or for more information contact Ellen Roberts, Development Coordinator ( or click here.

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