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NAMI Advocate e-newsletter, December 2009
In this issue: Send Your Governor a Holiday Card, Happy Holidays from NAMI: A Time for Reflection and Renewal, Contact Your Senator Today, Portrait of American Caregivers, Colleges Urged to Increase Mental Health Services, NAMI's Multicultural Action Center Releases New Sharing Hope Brochure and more... Read this issue online.

NAMI ADVOCATE e-Newsletter
Holiday Card

Send Your Governor a Holiday Card

NAMI's top priority for 2010 is to save state mental health services from massive state budget cuts. Please send pretty holiday cards-the bigger the better-to your governor and state legislators.
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Holiday Card

Coping With Holiday Stress

While the holidays can be a stressful time for anyone, they can be particularly difficult for people living with mental illness as the season can amplify a range of emotions and stresses.
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Capitol Medicare

Contact Your Senator Today

You are strongly encouraged to contact your Senator to urge support for the House jobs packages (HR 2847) which includes extended higher federal match funding for state Medicaid programs and a $1 billion investment in the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF).
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Caregivers

Portrait of American Caregivers

According to a new report, nearly one-third of the American adult population serves as a family caregiver. The study offers a national profile of people caring for adults, the elderly and children with special needs.
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College

Colleges and Mental Health Services

A story on NPR's Morning Edition focused on the need for colleges to increase support for students living with mental health disorders and mental illness.
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MAC Award

NAMI's Multicultural Action Center Releases New Sharing Hope Brochure

Sharing Hope: Understanding Mental Health is a new brochure targeted at the African American community to increase awareness of mental health recovery and introduce NAMI education and support programs.
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NAMI Bookshelf

NAMI Bookshelf

This month: This month: Therapy Revolution: Find Help, Get Better and Move on Without Wasting Time or Money and Nothing Was The Same.
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