AZ Asks APA Attendees to “Help Us Help Others” and Support Mental Health


Alisha Martin

5 May 2014

By Emily Denney, Head of External Affairs, AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca believes that a healthier world cannot come from medicines alone. That is why we support the efforts of nonprofit organizations working to improve health in communities across the US. We collaborate with many organizations who share our passion for making a meaningful difference to patient health across therapeutic areas.

One way we show our support is with our Help Us Help Others program that was started by AstraZeneca to engage healthcare professionals at medical meetings by asking them to join the company in supporting non-profit organizations working to improve healthcare. It will now expand to include programs in mental health. For more than 50 years, AstraZeneca has been committed to raising awareness of mental health conditions and the availability of resources and services to developing treatment options that help patients manage mental health conditions.

The Help Us Help Others program will be featured at the 167th American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, in New York City May 3-7. Conference attendees can visit our booth (#937) for an interactive experience, including patient and healthcare professional videos that show the journey through bipolar diagnosis, treatment and adherence. After visiting the booth, attendees can select one of three mental health organizations—Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Mental Health America, or the National Council for Behavioral Healthcare, to receive a donation from AstraZeneca to support patient programs.

This effort underscores AstraZeneca’s commitment to connect people and communities with resources that improve health and well-being and help the organizations make a meaningful difference in their communities.

You can learn more about AstraZeneca’s focus on innovation and improving health in communities across the US here.

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