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from NAMI.org
Please Like Me is a Comedy Show with a Social Action Twist NAMI held a screening of Please Like Me on Capitol Hill to raise awareness about mental illness.
The CIT Movement: Being More Like MADD
Art and Craft: A Documentary of Unusual Healing
Change Starts with Us
-more at NAMI.org-
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In the News 

Welcome to our new section on the latest news on mental illness treatment, recovery, events, and related issues. Also see our affiliate newsletter for more news and opinion.

December 5, 2013
Tunefoolery’s Holiday Concert on Sunday December 15, 2:30pm
Burning to hear classic holiday songs? Let's hope to hear those sleigh bills ringlin' and see that Dreidel spinning. Come out and support Tunefoolery and our wonderful artists do what they love to do: perform for you all! A festive sing-a-long will wrap up the afternoon! Beverages and snacks for sale. $10 suggested donation Address: Lily Pad 1353 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA (Inman Square).

http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=6e381d58396d21195a292c69d&id=7ef821e203&e=78a6618778

February 4, 2013 
New York Times - Effective Addiction Treatment A groundbreaking report published last year by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University concluded that the vast majority of people in need of addiction treatment do not receive anything that approximates evidence-based care.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/04/effective-addiction-treatment/?ref=health 

February 4, 2013 
Wall Street Journal - Fuller Torrey: Fifty Years of Failing America's Mentally Ill. JFK's dream of replacing state mental hospitals with community mental-health centers is now a hugely expensive nightmare.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323539804578260023200841756.html?KEYWORDS=E+Fuller+Torrey 

January 28, 2013 
Massachusetts is among the worst when it comes to sharing records on mental health with the FBI for the purpose of gun checks. Police, the governor, and mayors are asking for change.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2013/01/28/massachusetts-among-worst-sharing-mental-health-data-for-gun-background-checks/WmvEKsnUWsQWxvvsXwLY5O/story.html 

January 25, 2013 
“Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of schizophrenia. My prognosis was ‘grave’: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, get married.” Read in her own words how Elyn Saks, a professor at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law,” defied the odds and learned to live with her illness and thrive.

Successful and Schizophrenic - NYTimes 012713 

December 25, 2012 
A practicing psychiatrist speaks out on gun violence and mass shootings related to mental illness. “Too many people with acute schizophrenia have gone untreated,” he posits.

Our Failed Approach to Schizophrenia, by Paul Steinberg NYT, Dec. 25, 2012 









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