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Early Intervention

Friday, November 21, 2014 Highlighting the Importance of Early Intervention By Joni Agronin, NAMI Communications Coordinator Mental illness affects young people at an alarming rate. One half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75 percent begin by age 24.  What’s even more astounding is that even after an onset…
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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…
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Actor Steven Frye

British actor Steven Frye has suffered from debilitating bipolar disorder for many years. Now he talks about it.

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

Living Well with Schizophrenia

I have been diagnosed for 10 years. It hasn’t been an easy trip. I would act so crazy to have everyone in my life either in denial or uneasy around me.  Before I was diagnosed my family thought i was having odd behavior to hurt them. It was the furthest from the truth. I’ve got…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.

Schizophrenic and Wanting to Connect

By MICHAEL HEDRICK, NYTimes article I still remember the first group therapy session I went to after I got out of the hospital. I was 20 and had been diagnosed as schizophrenic after a road trip that took me from Colorado to the United Nations building in New York City, my mind riddled with notions…
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