New York Times Reporter Ben Carey to Receive Award from The Linehan Institute at the Linehan Institute Award Benefit

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New York Times reporter and author Benedict Carey will be honored at the Linehan Institute Award Benefit at the Midtown Loft, NY on May 20, 2015.

Since 2004, Benedict J. Carey has been science reporter for The New York Times, focusing on brain and behavior topics. That year among his many articles piquing the interest of readers on mental health topics, "With Toughness and Caring, a Novel Therapy Helps Tortured Souls" highlighted Dialectical Behavior Therapy as “effective in the most difficult-to-reach cases, sometimes saving the lives of intensely suicidal people.”

The accessibility and practicality of his writing have made him one of the Times’ most emailed writers, as popular in high school and university classrooms as at the family dinner table. In 2011, Mr. Carey wrote a New York Times series entitled Lives Restored that featured individuals functioning at a high level despite their own emotional suffering or mental illness and who chose to speak about their struggles. The series included an article where Dr. Marsha Linehan revealed her story about overcoming her own suffering.

Ben Carey will be awarded with the Linehan “10,000 Gold Stars Award,” designed to recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to fighting the stigma of mental disorder.

“I thought of Ben as I developed this award,” Marsha Linehan says. “His series of articles cast a light on mental illness and opened the door for so many discussions. He is the perfect first recipient of this award!”

Today, Benedict Carey continues to write about neuroscience, psychiatry, and neurology, as well as everyday psychology for the New York Times. His third book, How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where and Why it Happens, was published by Random House in September of 2014.

The Linehan Institute was founded by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP, a professor of psychology at the University of Washington. Dr. Linehan has dedicated her life to working with people whose lives are at risk due to crippling and incapacitating psychological problems. The Linehan Institute, as well as the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington, share a passion and determination to raise awareness about mental health through education, compassion, and research. Through the provision of compassionate and effective therapies, the many who suffer from complex mental disorders can have renewed lives.

Dr. Linehan is the treatment developer and driving force behind Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – a treatment developed for the most severe mental disorders and suicidal individuals. In clinical trials around the world, DBT has been shown to cut suicide attempts in half and reduce psychiatric hospitalization. It has been found effective at treating borderline personality disorder (BPD), substance dependence, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.

The Linehan Institute Award Benefit helps raise funds to support the provision of compassionate and effective therapies to those suffering from complex mental health disorders. The benefit will be held at the Midtown Loft, 267 Fifth Avenue, in Manhattan.

To attend the Linehan Institute Award Benefit, please visit

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