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2013-12-17 08:30:21

Rep. Tim Murphy's bill undermines 30 years of mental health system successes and will eradicate critical mental health services, protections, and supports HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Dec 12, 2013, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) introduced the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013. Disabilities Rights Network (DRN), Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania (MHAPA), and the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association (PMHCA) oppose this...

2013-09-23 12:26:29

The award recognizes Rogers' extraordinary leadership and advocacy to advance the recovery movement of individuals with mental health conditions. PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sept. 25, the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will present Joseph Rogers with its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Voice Award. The event will take place at Paramount Theater at Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, California, at 7...

2013-09-19 23:18:25

Forum addresses the inability to access mental health and addictions services in the region. (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 The Honorable Patrick Kennedy, former Congressman from Rhode Island, will be the keynote speaker at Patriots for Parity, on October 1, in the Philadelphia City Hall Council Chambers from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. The community forum will address the problems individuals with mental health and addictions issues have accessing professional care in their local communities throughout...

2010-01-21 15:05:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition of Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Organizations (NCMHCSO) mourns the death of Judi Chamberlin, an internationally renowned activist in the mental health consumer/survivor movement and author of the groundbreaking book "On Our Own: Patient-Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health System" (1978). Chamberlin, 65, died at home on January 16 after a long illness. Since the early 1970s, Chamberlin worked tirelessly to...

2009-10-22 10:23:00

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 23rd annual Alternatives conference, the only national mental health conference organized by and for mental health consumers/survivors, will be held October 28 to November 1, 2009, at the Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass Street, in Omaha, Nebraska. The theme of Alternatives 2009 http://www.alternatives2009.org is "Uniting Our Movement for Change." "Although our movement can encompass a wide array of philosophies, we can unite around common...

2009-10-10 06:12:00

CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ - Mentalympians(TM) announced today, on this World Mental Health Day, its inaugural Advisory Group, consisting of twelve advisors based in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Scotland and the United States of America. Profiles of the advisors are found on www.mentalympians.org. Mentalympians has been created to develop an online community channel, to be operated through a network of mental health consumer groups. This world-first initiative will establish...

2009-10-06 09:39:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lauren Spiro, director of the National Coalition of Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Organizations (NCMHCSO), which represents individuals with psychiatric histories, will promote self-determination and community integration through peer-run alternatives to involuntary mental health treatment at a Capitol Hill briefing entitled "Facing Mental Illness: Policy Lessons from Minds on the Edge" on Wednesday, October 7, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., at the...

2009-08-26 11:15:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition of Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Organizations (NCMHCSO) deeply mourns the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, an ardent and lifelong champion of the rights of people with disabilities and of all Americans. "Sen. Kennedy understood to his very core the importance of involving all Americans - including people who are homeless, people living in poverty, people with physical and/or psychiatric disabilities, people in...

2009-06-03 07:00:00

Advocates Dial In to Protest Budget Cuts HARRISBURG, Pa., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of mental health advocates participated in yesterday's Statewide Mental Health Call-In Day to protest proposed mental health cuts by the Governor and the state Senate. In his 2009-2010 budget proposal, Governor Rendell recommended a $3 million cut in community mental health funds. The Senate's proposal, SB 850, cuts an additional $24 million. "If the proposed cuts are enacted,...

2008-07-31 15:00:24

By MEG HASKELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF BANGOR- Maine citizens who make use of the state's mental health services are encouraged to attend a public forum to learn about a new opportunity to offer feedback and guidance to mental health services providers, public officials and policymakers. A new law establishing Maine's mental health "consumer council system" took effect on June 28. It calls for consumers of mental health services to form six regional councils throughout the state to address...