Congratulations, Henri Parens!

Henri Parens has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Abraham L. Halpern Humanitarian Award of the American Association for Social Psychiatry.


The Humanitarian Award is bestowed “for extraordinary achievement in advancing human rights…the ideal recipient has championed causes of importance directly or even indirectly to the best practice of psychiatric medicine. Advances in ethics and professionalism, medical education, civic action, reform of legal jurisprudence, significant advances in medical practice and/or treatment, leadership taken at a political, societal or cultural level – anywhere that one person’s efforts have made all the difference in the world and thereby contributed to the improved care and wellness of those living with mental disease.”


Dr. Parens is invited to attend the Humanitarian Forum of the American Association for Social Psychiatry at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting, to be held May 5-9, 2018 in New York City.