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2014-07-10 08:28:09

ARLINGTON, Va., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the best steps in recovery from mental illness is a job, but the national unemployment rate for individuals receiving public mental health services is approximately 80 percent, according to a report issued by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100216/NAMILOGO The states with the five highest levels of unemployed persons in the public mental health care system are: -- Maine...

2014-06-03 23:13:02

The National Alliance on Mental Illness receives a vote of confidence from Cuddigan Law, which has reaffirmed its support for an upcoming fundraiser. Omaha, Nebraska (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The members of Cuddigan Law, P.C., L.L.O. are reaffirming their commitment to mental health sufferers nationwide by renewing their sponsorship of the annual National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walks fundraiser on June 14. The nationwide NAMI Walks help raise awareness of the many forms of mental...

2014-05-28 23:15:12

May is Mental Health Month and what better time to acquaint readers with Peer Operated Centers, or POCs. These centers offer education, support and, perhaps most importantly, hope to those afflicted with serious mental illness. Lexington, Kentucky (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 On May 23, 2014 KYStars for Mental Health presented a day long conference highlighting key components of Kentucky’s 8 Peer Operated Centers, or POCs. So what are POCs and peer specialists? The website for SAMSHA, a...

2014-05-28 00:21:29

ARLINGTON, Va., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary Giliberti, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement about the May 23 tragedy in Santa Barbara: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100216/NAMILOGO "NAMI shares the sadness of other Americans over the Santa Barbara tragedy and extends our sympathy to the families of all who were killed or wounded. NAMI is an organization of individuals and families affected by mental...

2014-05-20 12:27:16

NAMI Westside Los Angeles Continues to Raise Funds to Help One in Four People and Their Families Affected by Mental Illness with Free Programs WEST LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- WHAT: Fact: One in four people in the world will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime. That's 25% of all people. It's a startling statistic, but the National Alliance on Mental Illness is there to help people when they are hit with this illness. NAMI Westside Los...

2014-05-09 23:10:15

A speaker known for frankness, sensitivity and humor, Mr. Stucker’s talk will center on how families and employers can help those with mental health challenges recover. NAMI Metro Baltimore is the local affiliate for the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 The Baltimore affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced it is hosting a lecture and discussion led by Virgil Stucker, founding Chairman...

2014-04-29 12:32:26

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is calling for nationwide expansion of Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) to reduce fatal events involving police and people living with mental illness. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100216/NAMILOGO "CIT saves lives," wrote NAMI Policy Director Ron Honberg and NAMI CIT Program Manager Laura Usher in testimony submitted to a U.S. Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on April 29 on "Law...

2014-04-25 23:08:11

Mother and son’s memoir breaks silence on Bipolar Disorder. Written in tandem, "Walks on the Margins: A Story of Bipolar Illness" chronicles a family’s journey through mental illness. Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 "Walks on the Margins: A Story of Bipolar Illness," a memoir by novelist Kathy Brandt and her son, Max Maddox. aims to put a face on mental illness and tell their family's story of struggle and recovery. "Walks on the Margins"...

2014-04-24 16:29:25

ARLINGTON, Va., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will honor 23 doctors as Exemplary Psychiatrists at the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) annual conference in New York City on May 4. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100216/NAMILOGO "NAMI is grateful to these psychiatrists for their dedication in helping individuals living with mental illness," said NAMI Executive Director Mary Giliberti. "They stand out in their...

2014-04-04 12:28:02

ARLINGTON, Va., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary Giliberti, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100216/NAMILOGO "NAMI shares the nation's sadness over Wednesday's tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas. NAMI is an organization of individuals and families, including military service members and veterans, who have had their lives deeply affected by mental illness. We extend our...


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