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2014-04-08 23:28:09

In few places are the consequences of non-treatment more visible than our jails and prisons, said the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Ten times more individuals with serious mental illness are residing in state prisons and county jails today than in the nation’s remaining state mental hospitals, according to a new study from the Treatment Advocacy Center. “The Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails: A State Survey” found that,...

Parasites Found In Cat Poop May Pose Serious Health Problem
2013-07-10 08:36:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cats deposit approximately 1.3 tons of feces into the environment each year in the US alone. As OB/GYN doctors have known for a long time, that poop is carrying a parasite that is harmful to pregnant women. As well, cat litter parasites have been associated with an increased risk in suicide in woman. A new study, published in Trends in Parasitology, reveals that this may indeed be a vast and under-appreciated public health problem....

2013-01-07 20:22:37

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) announced today that Executive Director Michael Fitzpatrick chose not to renew his contract which expired in December. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) Fitzpatrick will continue his strong and successful tenure until the end of 2013 in order to ensure a smooth leadership transition. "When Michael took over as NAMI's chief...

2012-10-26 04:02:34

Treatment Advocacy Center awards Munetz accolade for efforts in encouraging use of assisted outpatient treatment as alternative to incarceration for people with severe mental illness. Akron, OH (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 Psychiatrist Mark Munetz, M.D., has been awarded the Treatment Advocacy Center´s 2012 Torrey Advocacy Commendation for his unwavering commitment to helping those with severe mental illness get effective and timely treatment. Munetz is currently the Margaret Clark...

2012-07-20 23:03:29

The relationship between untreated severe mental illness and violence is well-established. At least 10% of homicides and a larger percentage of rampage murders involve a suspect who is mentally ill, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 Almost inevitably after the massacres in Tucson, at Virginia Tech and elsewhere, the rampage that left 12 dead and scores wounded early Friday in Aurora, Colorado, raises questions about the relationship of severe...

2011-01-10 14:35:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement by Executive Director Michael J. Fitzpatrick discussing the Arizona tragedy and mental health care issues: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) NAMI is an organization of individuals and families whose lives have been deeply affected by mental illness. We share the sadness of other Americans over the Tucson, Arizona tragedy...

2010-10-22 00:00:40

The National Alliance on Mental Illness "“ Wake County with a diverse network of concerned community partners is holding a rally to protest the closing of Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh, NC. Dorothea Dix Hospital was built in the mid 1800s. It survived two World Wars, and the Great Depression, yet NC Governor Perdue was quoted by the AP as saying, "I don't believe that given the current fiscal environment, NC can afford to keep Dix Open." People with psychiatric illnesses havie to...

2010-05-25 13:15:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ken Duckworth, M.D., medical director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), has been honored with the Patient Advocacy Award of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at the organization's 2010 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO ) Dr. Duckworth is also featured today in a special CNN Health column and was a guest blogger last week in the The Huffington Post, writing...

2009-09-03 11:42:00

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Michigan is launching a television awareness campaign this holiday weekend designed to dispel the negative stigma associated with mental illness. "Mental illness can be treated and most people with some form of mental illness lead normal lives with the support of their family and friends," said Sherri Solomon, Executive Director of NAMI Michigan. "We are so proud to kick off this anti-stigma TV...

2009-06-18 14:36:00

"Connect, and you'll find out you're not alone." ARLINGTON, Va., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released "Puzzle Pieces," a new public service announcement (PSA) initiative that encourages people to connect with each other through NAMI to help themselves, their families and their friends who live with mental illness. An estimated one in five American families is affected by mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder,...