April 03, 2007

Jefferson Award Recipient Honored For Schizophrenia Community Service

Darrell E. Herrmann, member of this website (known as Cannonier), retired Captain, Field Artillery, United States Army and analyst for major corporations and utilities, has been honored with a 2007 Jefferson Award for his volunteer work on behalf of other people, like himself, living with schizophrenia.

The Jefferson Award presentation event, written about in the Columbus Dispatch, is a national and local program, created to acknowledge ordinary people who do extraordinary things. It honors "those unsung heroes whose community service efforts display a special sense of caring".

Darrell Herrmann became a member of this website, schizophrenia.com, in July of 1997. By October of that same year, he had already become a schizophrenia discussion board moderator for this website.

In 2003, Darrell Herrmann risked his career to lead "Schizophrenic Anonymous" meetings in the psychiatric unit at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Between 2003 and the end of 2006 he has founded and coordinated eight support groups in hospitals and counseling centers.

In 2006, Darrell Herrmann compiled fact sheets for distribution to 250 area psychiatrists through the Mental Health America of Franklin County and Ohio Psychiatric Association, and contributed 750 hours educating more than 2,000 patients and doctors.

Read the full article: Jefferson Awards: Community caregivers

Jefferson Awards Website: Click Here


Fabulous Cannonier! What a fine man you are and thank you so much for all you do to educate the public.
Sandi. moderator of the spouse board.

Posted by: Sandi at April 3, 2007 12:44 PM

way to go Cannonier!


Posted by: jamesgirl at April 3, 2007 05:28 PM

Well done Cannonier! Well deserved.

Posted by: daydreamer25 at April 3, 2007 09:23 PM

Thank you, Cannonier. You truly have made (and are making) a positive contribution to this world.

Posted by: Naomi at April 4, 2007 05:17 AM

God Bless You Cannonier . Thank You So Very Much. SZ Anonymous group Helped Me Greatly And Was An Important Part Of My Recovery.

Posted by: Frank S at April 4, 2007 10:24 AM

I think you're doing some wonderful work, Cannonier! Congratulations on your award!

Posted by: Kinsley Bidleman at May 19, 2007 12:47 PM

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