Help for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans


Every day, military veterans return from the intense surroundings of warfare. And some of those returning veterans come home with unique mental health challenges: a topic of discussion between NIMH Director Dr. Thomas Insel and Sergeant Todd Bowers of the organization Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

Anxiety Disorders Research: Impact of BDNF


BDNF stands for brain derived neurotrophic factor. This molecule, found in the brain’s fear hub could have a significant impact on the study of anxiety disorders including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Francis Lee of Weill-Cornell Medical College is a leading BDNF investigator and was a recent guest lecturer at the National Institute of Mental … Continue reading Anxiety Disorders Research: Impact of BDNF

Take Stigma Out of Mental Illness


An article excerpt from the Albuquerque Journal published in May 2011 and written by Desiree Wooldland, a North Valley resident, entitled Take Stigma Out of Mental Illness, was eye catching and worth sharing: Desiree Woodland is a retired teacher who worked for both Albuquerque Public Schools and Rio Rancho Public Schools. “I didn’t know. Or … Continue reading Take Stigma Out of Mental Illness

NAMI-DAC helping people understand mental illness


By Andi Murphy / amurphy@lcsun-news.com Posted: 02/15/2012 01:00:00 AM MST NAMI-DAC updated some information in this article in 2016 to reflect current NAMI-DAC leaders and classes. LAS CRUCES — When Becky Beckett’s daughter was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1994, the doctor told her to do two things: One, read a book called, “Surviving Schizophrenia,” and … Continue reading NAMI-DAC helping people understand mental illness