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Dr. Wynelle Snow honored by NAMI


May 02, 2005

Ketchikan, Alaska - Wynelle Snow, MD, Psychiatrist, has been named the Service Provider of the Year by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Alaska. She has been honored "for her exceptional job in providing services to people with mental illness, and their families."
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Snow shares a medical practice, PeaceHealth Psychiatry Services, with David Kuhaneck, MD, Psychiatrist, located on the campus of Ketchikan General Hospital. Prior to opening her practice in Ketchikan in 2001, Snow completed medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center, and finished her residency in Psychiatry at the Institute of Living in Hartford, Connecticut. She served on the medical staff at the Institute of Living, and later spent 13 years in private practice in psychiatry in Bristol, Connecticut. Dr. Snow is a Diplomate in Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

With more than 220,000 members nationally, NAMI is the nation's largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with severe brain disorders and their families.

NAMI Alaska is a grassroots, nonprofit, support, education and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe brain disorders such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and anxiety disorders, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Hundreds of volunteers participate in the state organization to provide education and support, combat stigma, support increased funding for research, and advocate for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation, and jobs for people with brain disorders and their families.

In addition, NAMI also provides local information and referral services, interacts with local professionals, works with local media on stories about mental illness, reports on local issues and needs to our state officials, and provides support and encouragement to people with brain disorders and promotes their full participation as community members.


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