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August 10, 2016

From left: Dr. Mehmet Oz, Paul Dalio and Spike Lee Courtesy of ‘The Dr. Oz Show’

He’s set to host the Voice Awards, which will honor Spike Lee and director Paul Dalio, among others, on Wednesday.

Dr. Mehmet Oz of The Dr. Oz Show thinks it’s time for the entertainment industry to start accurately portraying mental illnesses and substance abuse.

As a result of his work to raise awareness to mental health in general, Oz was asked to Read More

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     Each Mind Matters, it is for me, just the acknowledgement that everybody is deserving of mental health. Margaret

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     “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

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     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.

    Helping Families Read More

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