NAMI Advocate e-newsletter, June 2008
In this issue: Schizophrenia: Public Attitudes, Personal Needs; Covering the Uninsured; Unclaimed Children; NIMH and NIDA Research; NAMI Bookshelf; and more... Read this issue online.
Schizophrenia: Twice as Common as HIV/AIDS, But Survey Shows Americans Misinformed
Approximately two million Americans live with schizophrenia. Two-thirds do not receive treatment, even though the disease can be managed successfully. A new report, Schizophrenia: Public Attitudes, Private Needs, released by NAMI, also reveals most Americans are unfamiliar with the disease. Read more
NAMI Report: Covering the Uninsured
New data indicates that more than one in four adult Americans without medical insurance have a mental illness or substance use disorder, or both. But many state healthcare initiatives intended to cover the uninsured are neglecting these conditions. Read more
Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: New Reports Must Lead to Transformations
Two reports, one released this month and one scheduled for the fall, highlight critical dimensions for the child and adolescent mental healthcare system and transitions to adulthood. Read more
NIMH and NIDA Research: Science and Treatment Need to Look at the Big Picture
National Institute of Mental Health Director Thomas Insel, M.D. and National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow, M.D. speak at NAMI's 2008 National Convention. Read more
This Month:Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain; Criminalization of Mental Illness; Depression Sourcebook; The Childhood Bipolar Disorder Answer Book; What Works for Bipolar Kids; Is Your Child Bipolar? Read More
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