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Contact: Patty Cleveland

" The de la Parte Institute Celebrates its 30th Anniversary"

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(Tampa, May 2004)

The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South Florida is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a month-long series of events to help raise public awareness about the advances in mental health research and treatment. The events include an art exhibition by photographer Michael Nye, a lecture series on elder care-giving with author and advocate Jacqueline Marcell, and a celebration dinner with former NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw.

An evening reception on May 6 for the Fine Line Art Exhibition by Michael Nye at the Old Hyde Park Village in Tampa opens the month-long celebration. Nye's portraits and narratives reveal the poignant lives of persons with mental and addictive disorders. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on display through June 20, Fridays and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Institute staff will be available to answer questions about mental illnesses, treatments, and the exhibit.

Jacqueline Marcell will give a morning and an evening seminar on May 11 on caring for elders with challenging medical and behavioral problems. Marcell is the author of Elder Rage, or Take My Father, Please! How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

Terry Bradshaw, a former NFL quarterback and an analyst for FOX NFL Sunday, will be the guest speaker May 18 for the institute's 30th anniversary celebration dinner at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium.

For more information visit the Web site at fmhi.usf.edu or call Patty Cleveland at (813) 974-4694.

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