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Get a Political Job!

Here are some new listings over at Political Job Hunt: Director, Field Advocacy – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Data Manager and Analyst – Service Employees International Union (SEIU) See all the listings here… If you’re looking to hire [...]

#MayoClinicRadio Podcast: 1/28/17

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 1/28/17 According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), more than 66 million Americans live with mental illness. Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect mood, thinking and behavior. While treatment can be effective, access to care is a problem. NAMI estimates that 60 […]

Electronic therapy / blood donation / cervical cancer screening: Mayo Clinic Radio

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), more than 66 million Americans live with mental illness. Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect mood, thinking and behavior. While treatment can be effective, access to care is a problem. NAMI estimates that 60 percent of adults with a […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Electronic therapy programs expand mental health resources

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), more than 66 million Americans live with mental illness. Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect mood, thinking and behavior. While treatment can be effective, access to care is a problem. NAMI estimates that 60 percent of adults with a […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Electronic therapy / blood donation / cervical cancer screening

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), more than 66 million Americans live with mental illness. Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect mood, thinking and behavior. While treatment can be effective, access to care is a problem. NAMI estimates that 60 percent of adults with a […]

Being My Own Hero

I spend my time these days volunteering in the mental health field. I do some work for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and in an office of a counseling agency named Integrity that doesn’t bill insurance and only takes a donation of what […]

NAMI C.A.R.E.S. About Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

"Once my loved ones accepted the diagnosis, healing began for the entire family, but it took too long. It took years. Can't we, as a nation, begin to speed up that process? We need a national campaign to destigmatize mental illness, especially one targeted toward African Americans...It's not shameful to have a mental illness. Show More Summary

Connect 4 Mental Health Leads System Change From the Bottom-Up

This past week, Connect 4 Mental Health (C4MH) announced its 2015 winners of the Community Innovation Awards. The goals of C4MH are keenly important. The organizers include The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council), along with Otsuka America and Lundbeck Pharmaceutical. Show More Summary

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. […]

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

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

4 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?

4 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

4 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

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