Caregivers Are at the Breaking Point


Susan Inman, author, After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity Caregivers for People With Schizophrenia Are at the Breaking Point Posted: 11/16/2014 11:24 pm EST. Updated: 11/16/2014 11:59 pm EST A landmark international survey has concluded that families caring for people with schizophrenia are at a breaking point. The ongoing survey is … Continue reading Caregivers Are at the Breaking Point

Ruby Wax


Attributed to www.time-to-change.org.uk/news-media/celebrity-supporters “1 in 5 people have dandruff. 1 in 4 people have mental health problems. I’ve had both.” Ruby Wax Ruby Wax talks about what it is like to live with depression Ruby Wax gives advice on what to do if your friend is living with depression

Unhinged: A Memoir of Enduring


Unhinged: A Memoir of Enduring, Surviving and Overcoming Family Mental Illness By Anna Berry Rowman and Littlefield (2014) Purchase By Simone McKitterick, NAMI Intern When you have a family legacy riddled with psychosis, paranoia and suicide, the odds of avoiding these symptoms yourself don’t look so promising. Fortunately, through acceptance and a staunch commitment to … Continue reading Unhinged: A Memoir of Enduring

Trying to Test for Psychosis Risk


By Simone McKitterick, NAMI Intern Most people think of the onset of psychosis as sudden, but there are often warning signs that precede an episode. Knowing what to look for provides the best opportunity for early intervention. Diagnosing psychosis — defined as a break from reality often in the form of hallucinations and/or delusions—is a complicated … Continue reading Trying to Test for Psychosis Risk

Stopping Schizophrenia in Its Tracks


Tuesday, October 28, 2014 By Darcy Gruttadaro, Director, NAMI Child and Adolescent Action Center For those experiencing psychosis, early identification and intervention matters—a lot. It lessens the long-term severity and often prevents psychosis from worsening. An effective early identification and intervention program should include the following coordinated array of services and supports: Supported education and … Continue reading Stopping Schizophrenia in Its Tracks

NIH Research Initiatives


  NIH director Francis Collins, M.D., discusses some of the 58 projects funded in the first wave of grants awarded by the NIH under the BRAIN Initiative. He spoke at a press conference announcing the awards, September 30, 2014.

Risks Associated With First-episode Psychosis


Researchers call for coordinated care to address risks – NIH-funded study October 8, 2014 • Press Release Many patients with psychosis develop health risks associated with premature death early in the course of their mental illness, researchers have found. Patients with schizophrenia are already known to have higher rates of premature death than the general … Continue reading Risks Associated With First-episode Psychosis