$46 million for BRAIN Initiative


NIH awards initial $46 million for BRAIN Initiative research Projects lay the groundwork for visualizing the brain in action Last year, President Obama launched the BRAIN Initiative as a large-scale effort to equip researchers with fundamental insights necessary for treating a wide variety of brain disorders like Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, and autism. Today, NIH awards the … Continue reading $46 million for BRAIN Initiative

Book Review: Shadows in the Sun


By Simone McKitterick, NAMI Intern Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within By Gayathri Ramprasad Hazelden (2014) Purchase Growing up in Bangalore, India, Gayathri Ramprasad’s life is highlighted by doting relatives and the traditions of Hinduism. Her father’s goal is for her to move to the United States in the … Continue reading Book Review: Shadows in the Sun

Schizophrenia isn’t a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders


by Jim Dryden C. Robert Cloninger, MD, PhD, pictured in his office at Washington University School of Medicine, is a senior investigator of a study that shows that schizophrenia isn’t a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders. Credit: ROBERT BOSTON New research shows that schizophrenia isn’t a single disease but a group … Continue reading Schizophrenia isn’t a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders

Howie Mandel Talks About Mental Health Care


Howie Mandel: No Laughing Matter Howie Mandel wants to make mental health care as common as dental care By Linda Childers for Esperanza Magazine Whether he’s touring the country as a stand-up comic, filming hidden pranks on his television show Deal With It, or appearing as a judge on America’s Got Talent, Howie Mandel is … Continue reading Howie Mandel Talks About Mental Health Care

For Millennials, Mental Health Is a Catch-22


When 27-year-old Lindsey Bekkelien started therapy, she wasn’t sure what to expect, but she was hopeful. During high school she’d been paralyzed by fear and anxiety. She had trouble making and keeping friends and thought about suicide. Though she knew something was wrong, she didn’t do anything about it until college, when she learned her … Continue reading For Millennials, Mental Health Is a Catch-22

Mental health: Men and depression


By Pamela Field / For Healthy U Posted:   08/29/2014 02:10:09 PM MDT Though I had decided to write on men and depression two weeks before Robin Williams died, it definitely propelled me to discover how depression in men differs from depression in women, and why it often goes unrecognized. Once considered “a woman’s disease,” … Continue reading Mental health: Men and depression

Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown


By Adam Geller The Associated Press | Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:05 pm Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney talks to an inmate in an isolation cell Tuesday at the jail in Madison, Wis. At the Dane County Jail, inmates with serious mental illnesses are routinely kept … Continue reading Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

Mental Illness: a misfortune, not a crime


A Misfortune Not a Crime — According to a new report, there are now 10 times more people with serious mental illness in state prisons and county jails than there are in state mental hospitals. How can this be acceptable care for people with mental illness? NIMH Director Dr. Insel discusses this issue.

NAMI to Congress: CIT saves lives


NAMI Calls on Congress to Promote Nationwide Expansion of Police Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) Apr 29 2014 WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014—The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is calling for nationwide expansion of Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) to reduce fatal events involving police and people living with mental illness. “CIT saves lives,” wrote NAMI Policy … Continue reading NAMI to Congress: CIT saves lives