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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...

2012-11-26 08:25:15

NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IntelliCell BioSciences, Inc. ("Company") (SVFC) announced today that Michael Hershman has joined the IntelliCell Board of Directors. IntelliCell's Chairman and CEO, Dr. Steven Victor, stated, "Our Company is very pleased to announce today that Michael Hershman is joining our Board of Directors. His international experience and accomplishments will add a very significant capability to our Board and our Company. Mr. Hershman has long been recognized...

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...

2012-11-08 12:23:37

10,800+ Clean Energy Jobs Announced in Q3 2012, but Political, Regulatory Uncertainty Takes Toll; Top 10 States in Q3: Calif., NY, Ore. Wash. N.M., TX, NC, Minn. Ill. Nev. WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 10,800 jobs were announced in the clean energy sector and related industries in the third quarter of this year, according to the latest analysis by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). The top 10 green job states in the third quarter of 2012 were (from No.1...

2012-10-31 11:26:24

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-four percent of students who experience mental health problems in college end up withdrawing from school, according to a survey report, College Students Speak, released today by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121031/DC03546 )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO ) "The numbers are dramatic. They point to a 'shadow' mental health crisis that...

2012-10-17 15:23:21

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, the presidential debates finally talked about mental illness, but in the same breath as criminals and guns. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) Never mind that one in four American adults experience a mental health problem in any given year, that less than one-third get treatment, and that the U.S. Surgeon General determined over a decade ago that "the overall contribution of mental disorders to the...

2012-10-12 15:22:07

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Representative Paul Ryan pulled no punches in Thursday's vice presidential debate, but "mental health" and "mental illness" were never mentioned. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) "Finding concern for mental illness is in the presidential debates is like playing a game of Where's Waldo?" said Michael J. Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental...

2012-10-04 10:23:51

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the presidential debate on Wed. night, "mental health" and "mental illness" were words never spoken by President Obama or Governor Romney. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) "The oversight leaves unexplored important mental health dimensions and distinctions," said Michael J. Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). "Nationally, the unemployment rate is 8.3...

2012-10-02 10:26:33

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NAMI Florida, the state organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), is proud to announce this year's NAMIBikes event, taking place at Tom Brown Park (1125 Easterwood Drive) in Tallahassee on Nov. 3. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) The bike riding event will raise awareness about mental illness, treatment and recovery--and the need for services and support in the community for...

2012-09-25 06:25:53

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NAMI Arizona, the state organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), is proud to announce this year's NAMIBikes Arizona will take place at Veterans Memorial Park (3105 E. Fry Blvd.) in Sierra Vista on October 27. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) The bike riding event will raise awareness about mental illness, treatment and recovery--and the need for important services and support...