NAMI Advocate e-newsletter, November 2009
In this issue: Health Care Reform Legislation Advances in Congress; Voice Awards Honor Those Who Give Voice to Mental Illness Issues; NAMI Receives National LGBT Award; Actress Glenn Close is Changing Minds about Mental Illness and more... Read this issue online.
Actress Glenn Close: Changing Minds about Mental Illness
Emmy award-winning actress Glenn Close has launched a campaign to fight stigma and provide access to information and support for people with mental illness, their family and friends. Read More
Depression: Gaps and Guideposts
A new major survey report released by NAMI reveals gaps in Americans' understanding of major depression and explores caregiver and individual experience. Read more
Health Care Reform Legislation Advances in Congress
The U.S. Senate began debate on legislation to reform our nation's health care system. The Senate bill contains a number of coverage expansions and improvements critical for people living with mental illness. Read More
Annual Voice Awards Honor Those Who Give Voice to Mental Illness Issues
Hollywood reaffirmed its commitment to combating stigma through the annual Voice Awards, which were hosted by Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss. Read more
Fighting Stigma: NAMI Receives National LGBT Award
NAMI's Multicultural Action Center received an award at the annual Alternatives Conference organized by the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-help Clearinghouse. Read more
This month:Wrestling with Our Inner Angels: Faith, Mental Illness and the Journey to Wholeness. Read More
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