PSYCHIATRY RESIDENTS raise funds for mental illness alliance

Psychiatry Residents raised more than $5,000 to help fight the stigma associated with mental illness as they took part in last month’s National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) benefit walk.

The team, pictured here, gathered up more than 100 individual donations, and exceeded their total fundraising goal by $2,000. (The team tee shirts they are wearing say “Advocate”.)

Dr. Alexis Aplasca, the primary organizer for the psychiatry residents’ team, reports that resident Dr. Aimee Ang was the top fundraiser, responsible for collecting more than $1,200 in donations.

Psychiatry residents are MDs training in psychiatry specialties and sub-specialties through the JABSOM Department of Psychiatry and the Hawai’i Residency Programs, which coordinates the school’s graduate medical education programs.