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I am Kenneth Duckworth and I am a Psychiatrist. I am very blessed to be the medical director of the National Alliance on mental illness which is this remarkable national organization which is there for everybody who is dealing with this and themselves and their family. I come by this work kind of honestly. I had a wonderful father who had very bad mental illness and bipolar disorder and I think that experience throughout my childhood and my adolescence and my young adulthood had led me to become a doctor and also had tried to make better sense of how a person could be so loving and wonderful while living with a tough illness. As an adult I have 3 daughters Megan, Katie and Claire. They are the center of my life and I think they brought me more joy than really I can almost express. Hobbies, I was asked to talk about hobbies. Well my hobby is as time as a child when my father was well and it was either at the beach or the ball park. So you want be surprised to learn that the things that I like to do with my daughters are to go to the beach and go to the ball park.
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Kenneth Duckworth, MD

Psychiatrist, Harvard Professor & Medical Director for NAMI

Ken Duckworth, MD, serves as the medical director for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He is triple board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult, Child and Adolescent, and Forensic Psychiatry and has extensive experience in the public health arena.

Dr. Duckworth is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard University Medical School, and has served as a board member of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. Dr. Duckworth has held clinical and leadership positions in community mental health, school psychiatry and now also works as Associate Medical Director for Behavioral Health at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Prior to joining NAMI in 2003, Dr. Duckworth served as Acting Commissioner of Mental Health and the Medical Director for Department of Mental Health of Massachusetts, as a psychiatrist on a Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) team, and Medical Director of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center.

Dr. Duckworth attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with honors and Temple University School of Medicine where he was named to the medical honor society, AOA. While at Temple, he won awards for his work in psychiatry and neurology. He also has a family member living with mental illness.

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