Laura Van Tosh Receives Two Awards

September 20, 2022 (Reposted from Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS ENews)

Thursday evening, Laura Van Tosh will be receiving both the Lifetime Advocacy Award from the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and NYAPRS first ever Sally Zinman Lifetime Achievement Award, a powerful indication of how important a leader and courageous and compassionate exemplar Laura has been for our movement over many decades. Here’s a powerful interview Laura gave to Mad in America’s Robert Whitaker earlier this year, with a closing sentence that says it all:

“My goal has always been about that, it has always been about freedom of people, not just free from the shackles, but actually freedom to create your own life.”

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