04/04/2012 7:41 AM
National Network for Mental Health President, Jean Beckett, announced today, that Joan Edwards Karmazyn has decided to resign from her position of National Executive Director of the NNMH at the end May 2012. Joan, who is planning her retirement from the mental health field will not be totally disappearing from our sights though, as she plans to stay involved and connected with the field in general and in particular with the psychiatric survivor movement as she stays engaged with various programs and projects and especially with the National Network for Mental Health, providing support and advice as needed. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Joan for her leadership and management experience and for her passion in advocating for her peers who live with mental illness. It has been an honour and privilege to work with Joan as we, at the NNMH continue to strive to build strong stakeholder partnerships individually and collectively to embrace the vision of seeing mental health become the foundation of total health for all Canadians.