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from NAMI.org
A Groundbreaking Commitment to Psychiatric Research After receiving a $650 million gift The Broad Institute is set to try and find the genetic causes of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses.
Helping Young People Share Their Experiences and Find Support
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: The Time for Action Is Now
Promise and Patience in Understanding the Brain
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Educational Programs

 

Family to Family

This is one of NAMI's oldest and most helpful courses for caregivers, friends, and family members.  This free twelve-week course is available twice each year, usually beginning in February and September.  Among the topics covered are:  diagnoses, recovery, symptoms of metal illness, medications, communication with doctors and relatives, problem-solving, and advocacy.  Those who have attend these classes have claimed the lessons to be life-changing, eye-opening, and extremely helpful.  This course is taught by trained caregivers.

 

In Our Own Voice

This program directly addresses the stigma associated with having a mental illness.  Two trained In Our Own Voice speakers share the compelling and personal testimonies of living with and overcoming the challenges posed by mental illness.  Audience participation and discussion is encouraged, and a brief video with a variety of stories accompanies the presentation.

 

Parent & Teacher Allies

This program is a presentation to school teachers and personnel in a two-hour in-service education program format. It helps school staff members to better understand the early warning signs of mental health treatment needs in students and how best to intervene.


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