April 29, 2016 • Science Update The more folding in the thinking parts of our brain, the smarter we are – to a degree. That’s the take-home of by far the largest study of its kind into the connection between such brain gyrification and human intelligence. =Karen Berman, M.D., Michael Gregory, M.D., of the NIMH
By NAMI HelpLine | Mar. 02, 2016 The NAMI HelpLine handles requests for information on mental health conditions, treatment options, local NAMI programs, recovery strategies, resource referral and support. Last year over 50,000 people contacted the HelpLine and received this essential service from NAMI staff members, trained volunteers and interns. You can reach the NAMI
By Aaron T. Beck, M.D., and Paul Grant, Ph.D | Mar. 16, 2016 Paul Grant will be presenting as part of the advancing recovery through new research program track scheduled for July 6 at the 2016 NAMI National Convention. A common image of schizophrenia is the person who spends all day staring at the wall.
By Barbara Thompson | Mar. 04, 2016 NAMI On Campus group promotes mental health awareness in order to help end stigma. I know what stigma is, rather, I know what stigma feels like: shameful, isolated, lonely, scary and uncertain. We all have some understanding of stigma. As mental health advocates, we work to dismantle the
Mar 17 2016 WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Mary Giliberti, chief executive officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) approved S. 2680, the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016. “NAMI welcomes the committee’s action as another step
Inspired Life By Colby Itkowitz April 14 at 7:00 AM From the Washington Post Liza Long and a preschool-age Eric Walton. (Courtesy of Liza Long) “My name is Eric Walton,” the teenager said, standing center stage at the April 2 Tedx Boise event. “At the age of 13 I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after
Video clip from Ride the Tiger Click here to see clip of a young woman’s persistent major depression being treated with deep brain stimulation.
Ride the Tiger is a one-hour documentary that tells the stories of individuals who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Replay 4/14 on channel 13 at 4 am and channel 22 at 3 am. Replays again on 4/15 on channel 13 at 4 am. See clips and trailers on the PBS website. Deep Brain Stimulation
We are accepting wait-listed registrations for this class This class is for family members, partners, and friends of people who have a diagnosed mental health condition. It is an intensive 12-week course. We must have a minimum of 9 people in order to conduct the course effectively. Please read the information below and then, if
Pamela Field1:02 a.m. MDT April 1, 2016 While psychiatric clinicians have been trained to talk to someone about suicide, friends and family members often shy away from it, as if it is contagious. Often people who know a survivor of suicide have difficulty talking about it to that person or anyone. While psychiatric clinicians have been