SAMHSA Press Releases

Date: December 20, 2005
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press
Telephone: 240-276-2130



“Fine Line: Mental Health/Mental Illness” Photo Exhibit Opens at SAMHSA


Acclaimed photographer Michael Nye’s interactive, instructive photo exhibit, “Fine Line: Mental Health/Mental Illness” opens at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) January 3rd for two months.

The 55 black-and-white- portraits and voices feature the stories of persons impacted by mental health problems and address various aspects of mental health such as family, abuse, treatment and healing. Schizophrenia, depression, obsessive-compulsive, anxiety and bi-polar disorders are among the experiences chronicled.

The exhibit was completed in the fall of 2003 and had its debut opening at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas. The exhibit is open to the public from 8:30am – 5:00pm daily until February 15 th. To make an appointment to see the exhibit, please contact Carlton Speight at 240-276-1949 or


Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Director Kathryn Power
Michael Nye, Photographer


Tuesday, January 3, 2006
2:30 p.m.



1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD



SAMHSA, is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation’s substance abuse prevention, addictions, treatment, and mental health services delivery system.



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