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It's Outrageous: Jails and Prisons Are No Place to Treat Mental Illness; Just Ask Paton Blough

Human Rights Watch has released a report, Callous and Cruel, on the "unnecessary, excessive, and even malicious force" used in jails and prison to control inmates with mental illness. It's an issue that NAMI has long been concerned with,...Show More Summary

3 Important Lessons I Have Learned From Interning at a Mental Health Non-Profit

Since January I have been interning at the National Alliance of Mental Illness Massachusetts (NAMI Mass), and although I have only been working here for a mere four months, the overall experience has taught me more than any other intern position has. For those who don't know what NAMI is, let me give you a bit of background. Show More Summary

The National Alliance on Mental Illness 2014 Conference

The 2014 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Convention in Washington, D.C. in September was, by any measure, a huge success. Mingling with consumers, family members, mental health advocates, and a wide range of mental health providers, I couldn’t help but be swept up in the atmosphere of expectation that often permeates these annual gatherings. […]

NAMI Encourages Action on Mental Health Issues

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need. Thousands […]

Oooops! 80 Percent of Mentally Ill are Not Jobless

While I’m sure NAMI appreciates all the media coverage on their new National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) report on the state of unemployment and people who suffer a mental illness, some of the stories are missing a pretty big qualifier. It’s not among all people with mental illness who have the 80 percent jobless […]

CIT Not Just a Law Enforcement Program

I recently attended the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Indiana’s Criminal Justice Summit in Indianapolis, IN. The morning’s keynote speaker was Major Sam Cochran (ret.), who is nationally known for his work in developing the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) model in Memphis, TN. Cochran’s message was clear: CIT is not just a law enforcement […]

Rick Warren: Churches Must Do More to Address Mental Illness

2 years agoHealth : Healthland

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 60 million Americans experience a mental health condition every year – that’s one in four adults and one in ten children. People of every race, age, religion or economic status are affected. Whether we are aware of it or not, we all know someone who is…

Opening Doors to Recovery Program in Georgia

At our previous National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) meeting in Crawfordsville, IN, a couple participants mentioned that the state of Georgia provides a good model for how mental illness should be managed. In Indiana, we don’t have a well-coordinated system in place to help people with mental illness find their way back into society […]

World Suicide Prevention Day

Reader a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q) sent in a reminder that today is World Suicide Prevention Day, as part of Suicide Prevention Month. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has chapters all over the country (locator here) if you want to get involved. The document she sent includes this fact: [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

DAG McCrory: holding back meds from the mentally ill

2 years agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

And law enforcement officers know how foolish that would be: This week, we've learned that the Chief of the Apex police department John Letteney and the Mecklenburg County Sheriff, Daniel E. Bailey, Jr., have partnered with NAMI North Carolina and its affiliates to stand up for all mental health patients in the state. Show More Summary

Criminalizing Mental Illness: Jails, Hospitals, or On the Street?

2 years agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Submitted by Charlton Stanley (Otteray Scribe) guest blogger What is wrong with this picture?  According to figures obtained from the Department of Justice, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) reports that back in 1999, sixteen percent of the prisoners in State and Federal jails and prisons had a diagnosable major mental illness. These […]

Shrink Links: Guns & Suicide, DSM-V, and the Evolution of NAMI

Here are some links to some thought-provoking articles about psychiatry. Our colleague and friend, Dr. Steven Sharfstein writes in the Baltimore Sun that keeping guns from the mentally ill will decease suicide rates. I'll agree with him, and add that keeping guns from everyone will decrease suicide rates even more. Show More Summary

As part of my calling in life

3 years agoLifestyle / Parenting : Dooce

I was very recently invited to be on the Board of Directors for the Utah division of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and attended my first meeting last week. NAMI Utah exists primarily to advocate for not only those who suffer mental illness but also for the families and friends of those who suffer. Show More Summary

Mental Illness Stigma or Discrimination?

The Fall edition of the NAMI Advocate (2012) contains an interesting article by NAMI Communications Coordinator Brendan McLean entitled “The Hope for Mental Illness Research: Dr. Tom Insel Shares the Latest Data at NAMI Convention.” But it wasn’t the discussion about research that piqued my interest. Instead, it was what Dr. Insel said about stigma [...]

Every Day I’m Shufflin’

Back before my life became a Telenovela – which may or may not be an insult to Telenovelas everywhere – I’d signed up to do the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Walk in Chicago. In case you’re unawares, I’ve been working with mental illness-y stuff for over two years at Band Back Together, trying [...]

PTSD Military And Veterans Should Receive Purple Hearts, NAMI Urges

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an invisible wound and soldiers with PTSD should be considered for Purple Heart medals, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) urged yesterday as it launched a special report Parity for Patriots: The Mental Health Needs of Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families. Show More Summary

Mental health group says combat PTSD deserves Purple Heart

3 years agoNews : Field Notes

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a grassroots advocacy organization, released a report Thursday calling for the military to make service members with combat-related post-traumatic stress and other psychological injuries eligible to receive the Purple Heart.

National Alliance on Mental Illness report calls for removing barriers to mental health care for vets

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is releasing a report Thursday morning calling on the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Health and Human Services to eliminate barriers to mental health care and make better use of local care in the treatment of service members, veterans and their families. Read full article >>

Shrink Rappers Set Bar High for NAMI Walks

Click on image to donate! See which Shrink Rapper has attracted the most donations. The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Show More Summary

Pfizer Turned NAMI Into "Trojan Horse" to Push Geodon Off-Label to Kids, Suit Claims - CBS News

Pfizer funded the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in order to turn the nonprofit into a "Trojan Horse" that would promote the antipsychotic drug Geodon for off-label use in children, according to a former pharmaceutical sales rep. Show More Summary

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