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2012-12-21 20:20:50

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, there are calls for improved mental health services. Dr. Daniel Fisher, executive director of the National Empowerment Center (NEC) and a member of the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, who himself recovered from a diagnosis of schizophrenia, says, "The best means to help people recover from mental health issues is by funding more voluntary, community-based...

2012-12-20 12:27:36

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Empowerment Center (NEC) wishes to express deep sympathy to all the families and friends of the victims of the unconscionable tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012. "Words cannot convey the horror of the senseless loss of so many innocent young lives and the lives of the heroic adults who tried to save them," said Daniel B. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D., a co-founder of the NEC. "There is an understandable national...

2012-11-13 12:29:34

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the annual meeting of the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR) in Portland, Ore., on October 10, 2012, Will Hall - an internationally known mental diversity counselor and consultant and syndicated radio host - received the NCMHR's 2012 Judi Chamberlin Joy in Advocacy Award. The award was presented by 2011 award recipient Susan Rogers, director of the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse, who...

2012-06-26 10:24:07

Celebration to include a performance of Sick by acclaimed actress Elizabeth Kenny LAWRENCE, Mass., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, July 12, 2012, the National Empowerment Center (NEC) www.power2u.org will celebrate its 20th anniversary of work on recovery, peer-run services, and holistic alternatives for individuals who have emotional distress and mental health issues. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Boston University Photonics Center, 8 St....

2011-06-01 09:21:00

BEVERLY, Massachusetts, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert Whitaker, award-winning author of Anatomy of an Epidemic, will speak on "Curbing an Epidemic: What Helps and What Hinders in Creating Robust Recovery," on Sunday, June 12, at 9 a.m., at the "Creating Connections Through Dialogue" conference, which will examine the links between dialogue and community, wellness and mental health recovery. The conference - June 10-12, 2011, at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. - is...

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...