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Tag: Bipolar

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…
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Bipolar Disorder – a Complex Illness

Read an article in the March “Healthy U” magazine about bipolar disorder. The article was written by Pamela Field, a psychiatric nurse and dedicated NAMI-DAC supporter.

Going Somewhere Over the Rainbow to Learn about Bipolar Disorder by Derek Thompson

Several of my friends and coworkers live with bipolar disorder and I thought that I was pretty knowledgeable about the condition. But after reading Derek Thompson’s book Somewhere Over the Rainbow, I’ve Lost My Damn Mind: A Manic’s Mood Chart I gained an even deeper insight into what it means to live with the illness.…
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Hyperbole and a Half: A Funny, Brutally Honest Memoir

Laugh-Out-Loud Sad By Bill Gates  | May 19, 2015 Some of the books I’ve recommended as summer reads really aren’t. They’re long nonfiction books that might look a little out of place beside the pool or on the beach. But Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things that Happened…
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First Up, Mental Illness

SundayReview|OP-ED COLUMNIST JAN. 4, 2014 Nicholas Kristof for the New York Times Post-traumatic stress disorder is commonly diagnosed in war veterans, like this 28-year-old who served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. The National Institutes of Health says a quarter of American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. Todd Heisler/The New York Times  THOSE of…
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LGBT Issues

Loving Our Daughter Is Not a Choice, Just Like Who She Truly Is Jun. 13, 2013 Last winter, my family and I received a great blessing: we were introduced to NAMI. After nearly five years of isolation, we finally found a place of support for my daughter’s mental illness. We are so grateful for NAMI’s…
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MLK and Depression

The Power of Empathy and Non-Violence Martin Luther King Jr. was born on on Jan. 15, 1929 in Atlanta. Originally named Michael King Jr., he was the middle child of Michael King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. A precocious student, he skipped both the ninth and eleventh grades and enrolled at Morehouse College in Atlanta…
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Genetic Switch Involved in Depression

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health September 10, 2012 The activity of a single gene sets in motion some of the brain changes seen in depression, according to a new study. The finding suggests a promising target for potential therapies. Raising expression of the Gata1 gene decreases the number of neuron connections…
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Tracking Symptoms of Mental Illness? There’s an App for That

By Stephanie Corkett, NAMI Communications Intern With the ever increasing number of downloadable mobile applications, for smart phones a beneficial app can sometimes get lost in the masses. Thankfully this doesn’t seem to be a problem for WhatsMyM3, a new mobile health app that asks a series of questions to determine whether users exhibit symptoms…
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Treating Mental Illness in Children

Tough Choices By Douglas Bradley, NAMI HelpLine Coordinator Having a child diagnosed with mental illness is difficult for parents, but choosing a particular treatment can be just as difficult. Every mother and father wants his/her child to be well, but since any treatment (or lack of treatment) has potential side effects, deciding on a therapy…
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