Manhattan Institute Young Leaders Circle Forum
6:00 – 8:30 PM
The program will begin at 6:45 PM

Effectively Treating Mental Illness
and Protecting Our Citizens


Dr. E. Fuller Torrey
Founder, Treatment Advocacy Center;
Executive Director, Stanley Medical Research Institute

Dear Members,

I hope you will be able to join us on Wednesday, March 6th where we will hear from Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, founder of the Treatment Advocacy Center and executive director of the Stanley Medical Research Institute. As tragedies like those that have occurred in Newtown, Aurora, and Tucson continue to rise, Dr. Torrey will discuss public-policy reforms that could improve the treatment of patients afflicted with mental illness and help reduce mass killings in the United States. In his book The Insanity Offense: How America’s Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens, Torrey chronicles the history of legislation and changes in the mental health-care system over the past 50 years. With this historical overview in mind, Torrey explains how the current system is failing mentally-ill patients and outlines what needs to be done to fix it. As members of Congress, the President, and others call for increased gun control to help prevent future mass killings, he will also explain why tightening bans on firearms will not address the core problem.

Dr. Torrey is a research psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He is the founder of the Treatment Advocacy Center and executive director of the Stanley Medical Research Institute, which supports research on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He is also a professor of psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Torrey was educated at Princeton University (B.A., Magna Cum Laude), McGill University (M.D.), and Stanford University (M.A. in anthropology). He trained in psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine. He practiced general medicine in Ethiopia for two years as a Peace Corps physician, in the South Bronx in an Office of Equal Opportunity (O.E.O.) Health Center, and in Alaska in the Indian Health Service. From 1970 to 1975, he was a special assistant to the director of the National Institute of Mental Health.

Dr. Torrey is a frequent expert guest on national radio and television and has written innumerable guest opinions for national and regional newspapers and magazines. He is also the author of 20 books and more than 200 lay and professional papers.

I very much hope you will be able to join us.

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Very much looking forward to seeing everyone, 

Vanessa C. Mendoza 
Executive Vice President, Manhattan Institute

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