Founder's Message

In 1961, the International Committee Against Mental Illness (ICAMI), was created as a not-for-profit foundation to extend the benefits of psychiatry nationally and internationally.

Four out of the five leading causes of disability days in the United States are psychiatric in nature.  ICAMI realized that it had to create programs with a focus on particular problems that would lead to an improvement in the care of the patient and ultimately to prevention.

Recent experience in both military and civilian life as well as in natural and manmade disasters has caused us to focus on the resulting stress responses, including post-traumatic stress disorder.  The USDA is a product of this recognition and supports research into more cost-effective treatments including self-help.

By partnering with the Association your contribution will help to educate the public and support research into stress management.

Sincerely yours,

Robert Cancro, M.D.

Founder and President