Each Mind Matters, it is for me, just the acknowledgement that everybody is deserving of mental health. Margaret
“Things happen and sometimes we don’t understand it, but ultimately, if we have hope and remember that we are all here for a reason and purpose, recovery is real and possible.” Scarlett
I think it’s important that every parent does or do as much as they can for their own child and go beyond Read More
Today, Directing Change held the fourth annual award ceremony at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Calif. to honor statewide winners of its youth film contest.
Winners were selected in three separate categories: Mental Health Matters, Suicide Prevention and Through the Lens of Culture. The winners of the High School Mental Health Matters category were presented by Director/Screenwriter Gren Wells. Actor LaKeith Stanfield presented the winners for the High School Suicide Prevention category and Native American activist Michelle Enfield presented the Through the Lens of Read More
Imaging studies showed C4 (in green) located at the synapses of primary human neurons. Image courtesy of Heather de Rivera (McCarroll lab).
By Ken Duckworth | Jan. 29, 2016
In the scientific journal Nature, researchers from the Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, among other sites, found a hypothesis that could be a key cause of schizophrenia. The researchers noted that people who had schizophrenia were more likely to have a certain type of a gene that promotes neural Read More
The Obama Administration issued a package of actions on Jan. 5, 2016 designed to reduce gun violence in America. NAMI’s Executive Director, Mary Giliberti, was invited and attended the announcement of these initiatives. Three of these proposed actions would apply specifically to mental health care. 1. The Administration proposes to add $500 million in new federal funding for mental health care. It is important to note that the additional funding proposed by the Administration will be subject to Congressional approval through the 2017 Read More
Representatives Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) introduced HR 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 and Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) have introduced S 1945, the Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 to reform the mental health system in America.
Here you will find background information, where the bills are in the process as well as where NAMI stands on some provisions that provoke discussion in the mental health community.
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The House and Senate passed and the President signed the $1.1 trillion 2016 budget bill (HR 2029) late last Friday, Dec. 18. The great news is this budget bill includes important new investments in mental illness research and services including:$85.4 million boost for research at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) $50 million more for services at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) $255 million increase for veterans mental health treatment
Read on to see more about how the 2016 Read More