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2013-06-03 20:21:05

ARLINGTON, Va., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) issued this statement after attending the White House Conference on Mental Health on June 3, 2013: NAMI applauds President Obama's leadership in convening the White House Conference on Mental Health. NAMI is grateful for both the opportunity to participate in the conference directly and to have shared information and expertise for resources,...

2013-05-24 12:24:07

TUCSON, Ariz., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty-nine thousand--12 percent--of currently uninsured adults in Arizona who would receive health care coverage through Medicaid restoration are living with mental illness, according to a national report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) scheduled for official release on May 30. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO ) Copies of the report have been released early to Arizona media without...

2013-05-02 08:39:14

Will Receive Clifford W. Beers Award at 2013 Annual Conference on June 7 ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental Health America will present Susan Rogers of Philadelphia with its highest honor, the Clifford W. Beers Award, for her leadership and service at the Awards Banquet of its 2013 Annual Conference, Why Wellness Works: Breakthroughs and Pathways to Whole Health, on June 7 in National Harbor, MD. Rogers is Director of the National Mental Health Consumers'...

2013-04-30 23:00:56

stack.fm is a new social network that gives users a new social communication experience with complete control over their privacy and content. Slated to beta launch in early 2014, stack.fm is currently crowdfunding on indiegogo to cover the costs of completing development. Vienna, Austria (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 stack.fm is a free social network that operates without data mining. Users of the service have complete control of their privacy and content in the system. There is no censorship...

2013-04-30 14:23:27

Participants of group riots have since the end of the 1960s been viewed as rational individuals driven by a sense of injustice. But in today´s world this is misleading, concludes sociologist and PhD Christian Borch in a newly published doctoral thesis, and he encourages the police to take the destructive behaviour of some participants into account when dealing with groups of rioters. During the so-called ´UK Riots´ in the summer of 2011, discontented young people set the...

2013-04-10 12:25:37

ARLINGTON, Va., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has selected the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL) to receive one of its highest honors for leadership in raising public awareness of mental illness. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) NAMI's Rona and Ken Purdy Award is presented annually to an individual or group who have made a major contribution to reducing stigma associated with mental...

2013-04-03 08:29:12

The Adler School's Research Shows Changes to EEOC Policy Can Improve Mental Health CHICAGO, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Adler School of Professional Psychology Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) today unveiled the results of its Mental Health Impact Assessment (MHIA), the first-of-its-kind study in the U.S. The MHIA assesses the impact of public policies on the mental health and well-being of individuals and communities. To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2013-03-21 20:23:29

CALGARY, March 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada welcomes Budget 2013's proposal to provide $119 million per year over five years to the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, with a new focus on the Housing First approach. "This investment demonstrates the Government of Canada's commitment to the goals and objectives of the Mental Health Strategy for Canada and is a strong recognition of the MHCC's role as a catalyst for change," says MHCC President and CEO Louise...

2013-01-16 16:25:47

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael J. Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) issued the following statement about President Obama's "Plan to Protect Children and Communities from Gun Violence," released today: (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) NAMI applauds the President's plan for its significant provisions to strengthen and expand mental health services. The plan in fact reflects the...

2013-01-15 16:22:35

MLK Day of Service Projects in all 50 states coincide with 57th Presidential Inaugural and National Day of Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of organizations across the country are preparing to lead Americans in the nation's largest day of service, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that leads MLK Day of Service, said Americans will come together...