NAMI Advocate e-newsletter, January 2010
In this issue: State Budgets: If Ever There Was a Rainy Day, Lionel Aldridge: NAMIís Super Bowl Connection, Health Care: Parity Update, Inside NAMI's Peer-to-Peer Education Program, Supported Employment: A Road to Recovery, National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI Bookshelf and more... Read this issue online.

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State Advocacy

State Budgets: If Ever There Was a Rainy Day...

In an effort to save state mental health services from massive state budget cuts, NAMI has lauched a detailed Web site. Check it out and take action!
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Lionel Aldridge

Lionel Aldridge: NAMIís Super Bowl Connection

It doesnít matter if you root for the New Orleans Saints or the Indianapolis Colts in next weekís Super Bowl, NAMI already has its Super Bowl hero.
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US Capitol

Health Care: Parity Update

The new law requires most group health plans to cover treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders on the same terms and conditions as medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and asthma.
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Caregivers

Inside NAMI's Peer-to-Peer Education Program

A powerful first-hand account of how this life-changing course impacts the people who participate.
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College

Supported Employment: A Road to Recovery

Sadly, 60-80 percent of people who live with mental illness are unemployed. However this article is about a success story... Janice's story.
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MAC Award

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

As NAMI moves forward to becoming a diverse organization at all levels, we can take advantage of existing resources and celebrations to help us successfully engage diverse communities.
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NAMI Bookshelf

NAMI Bookshelf

This month: Voices of Bipolar Disorder: The Healing Companion; Stories for Courage, Comfort and Strength along with Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER.
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