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Austen Riggs Center Medical Director/CEO Appointed to NAMI Mass Board

STOCKBRIDGE — The Austen Riggs Center announced that Dr. Andrew Gerber, medical director/CEO, has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (NAMI Mass). This appointment reaffirms Gerber’s commitment to supporting community mental-health services in the state and builds on his efforts at the Austen Riggs Center to positively impact the serious mental-health issues society faces today.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the board of directors of NAMI Mass and hope that I can contribute in some small way to the excellent and important work that they do in the state of Massachusetts for individuals suffering with mental illness, and for the families, friends, and providers who support those individuals,” Gerber said.

The mission of NAMI Mass is “to improve the quality of life both for people with mental illnesses and for their families.” It accomplishes their mission by providing education, support, and advocacy to Massachusetts consumers and their families; improving the public’s awareness and understanding of mental illnesses; and advocating at all levels to ensure that all people affected by mental illnesses receive, in a timely fashion, the services they need and deserve.