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Pete Early: My Son’s Story From Arrest To Recovery Is Chronicled In Wonderful Documentary!

April 24, 2017 10:56 am : Breaking News

A Family’s Journey Toward Overcoming Mental Illness

January 23, 2017 10:23 pm : Breaking News
Read our own Gary Gaddy’s editorial in the Raleigh News & Observer.

Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT): An Invaluable Community Resource

July 31, 2014 7:46 pm : Breaking News
What is CIT? CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness. Getting Started Community partnerships are the key more »

Your Story: A Powerful Advocacy Tool

July 31, 2014 7:37 pm : Breaking News
Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members of Congress also have staffers to study the issues, they rely on constituents for information. That means you. The best way to inform the legislators and give them an accurate more »

‘Bleak Picture’ for Mentally Ill: 80% Are Jobless

July 31, 2014 7:35 pm : Breaking News
Eighty percent of people with mental illness are unemployed, a statistic that says more about the lack of support for this group of people than it does about the economy, according to a new study. As in so many other areas of mental health, solutions to this problem exist, but simply aren’t utilized, says Mary more »

New Funds Jump-start Mental Illness Research

July 31, 2014 6:51 pm : Breaking News
What will happen in the field of serious mental illness when human need, scientific progress and a major influx of funding converge? Scientists on Tuesday predicted that the world could see the same kind of progress in understanding schizophrenia and bipolar disorder that’s been seen in the last decade in the fight against cancer. That, more »

Understanding New Rules That Widen Mental Health Coverage

July 31, 2014 6:28 pm : Breaking News
Long-awaited improvements in insurance coverage for mental conditions and addictions are expected to become more widely available this year as a result of two major steps that the Obama administration has taken. The president’s signature Affordable Care Act includes mental health care and substance abuse treatment among its 10 “essential” benefits, which means plans sold more »

The Sandy Hook Tragedy: Trauma Resources

February 6, 2013 11:18 pm : Breaking News
The tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School have left this nation heartbroken and we continue to grieve for each life that was lost. While information is still being revealed and many questions are unanswered, we extend our heartfelt condolences and offer any resources that may be of service for the community of Newtown, Connecticut. more »

White House Gun Task Force: NAMI Calls on President and Congress to “Do What’s Right” for Mental Health Care

February 6, 2013 11:05 pm : Breaking News
Michael J. Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) met yesterday with Vice President Joseph Biden’s task force on gun control, along with other leaders of the mental health community, urging action to strengthen and expand mental health care services. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Katherine Sebelius and more »

Early Intervention Is Key Following Sandy Hook Tragedy

February 6, 2013 10:59 pm : Breaking News
From Allsup Blog by Jessica Cruz, MPA/HS, executive director, National Alliance on Mental Illness-California In the wake of the tragic events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the National Alliance on Mental Illness-California sends its deepest thoughts and prayers to the survivors, families and the community. It is a time more »

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