NAMI Advocate e-newsletter, February 2008
In this issue: New book and film highlights redemptive power of music; Blood test may diagnose bipolar disorder; NAMI moves forward on GLBT issue; NAMI Bookshelf; and more... Read this issue online.
The Soloist: Bravo!
The Soloist: Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music is the true story of musical prodigy Nathaniel Ayers, who developed schizophrenia while on full scholarship at the prestigious Julliard School of Music. He became a homeless person, living on the streets of Los Angeles, playing Beethoven on street corners on a battered two-string violin. The film version of The Soloist is currently filming, and stars Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr. Read more... | Pre-Order and Save!
Blood test could reveal bipolar disorder
A new test that may be able to diagnose and assess the severity of mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder may raise ethical concerns about prying into a person's mental status. More info
NAMI Moves Forward on GLBT Issues
NAMI has released the proceedings document of the NAMI Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Listening Session. Through structured dialogue, participants shared personal experiences and expertise to help the NAMI family fully welcome the GLBT community... More info
NAMI Walks With Veterans
NAMIWalks in Hawaii and Kern County, reach out to veterans, who lend a huge hand in helping them raise awareness and funds for NAMI through word of mouth, e-mails, and the NAMI Web site. Read more...
This month:Swallow the Ocean, Manic: A Memoir, A Deeper Shade of Blue, Breaking the Bipolar Cycle, and The Bipolar Teen Read More