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NAMI Advocate e-newsletter, August 2008
In this issue: Jimmy Piersall -- When Stigma Struck Out; Promoting Positive Outcomes in College; Our Kids: What About Your Child's School?; Mrs. United States Educates America about Mental Illness; Harmony Kingdom House of Peers NAMI Bookshelf; and more... Read this issue online.

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Jimmy Piersall -- When Stigma Struck Out

Jimmy Piersall -- When Stigma Struck Out

Jimmy Piersall was one of the best major league outfielders of the 1950s and 60s -- that was the opinion of the late great Ted Williams. His bipolar disorder played out publicly at a time when mental illness was usually kept hidden. But Jimmy Piersall didn't hide, he went public with his story and became a legend in the fight against stigma.
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Promoting Positive Outcomes in College

Promoting Positive Outcomes in College

The college experience is challenging for all students. But the rigors of college life can be even more overwhelming for students dealing with the additional responsibility of managing their mental illness and treatment needs. The good news is that with the right supports, students with mental illnesses can be and are successful in college.
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Our Kids: What About Your Child's School?

Our Kids: What About Your Child's School?

It's back to school time, and a constant concern for parents is what to tell teachers and school administrators about their child's mental health history. Here are some tips to help parents and school staff work together in the best interest of children with mental illness.
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Mrs. United States Educates America about Mental Illness

Mrs. United States Educates America about Mental Illness

Dr. Gariane Gunter, a psychiatrist in South Carolina, recently was crowned Mrs. United States and will dedicate her reign to raising public awareness about mental illness. As part of her campaign, Gunter has joined forces with NAMI and spoke at the NAMI Mid-Carolina Walk during her reign as Mrs. South Carolina.
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Harmony Kingdom House of Peers

Harmony Kingdom House of Peers

While NAMI members are united by a passion for mental healthcare, Harmony Kindgom (HK) club members are united by a passion for HK wooden figurines, handmade in the tradition of the English cottage industry. Each year HK House of Peers generates thousands of dollars in in support for NAMI, and the figurines are pretty neat, too.
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NAMI Bookshelf

NAMI Bookshelf

This Month: Hurry Down Sunshine; After the War Zone: A Practical Guide for Returning Troops and Their Families; Helping Teens Who Cut: Understanding and Ending Self-Injury; I'm Right, You're Wrong, Now What?: Break the Impasse and Get What You Need; Treatment of Borderline Personality: A Guide to Evidence-Based Treatment
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