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Public Service Announcement Advisory ~ May 21, 2007

NAMI Testimonial PSA:A message of hope for your listeners and your community.

Contact: Katrina Gay 615-826-8110

Arlington, VA -- Every day, people in your community are in need of information and support to help them understand and manage mental illness. One out of four families has a loved one struggling with mental illness and recovery, and NAMI is available to offer hope and help.

NAMI is the largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to mental illness. NAMI is comprised of 1100 NAMI affiliates that serve communities across the country.  Families, friends, and people who themselves have a mental illness volunteer countless hours to improved the lives of others affected by these medical illnesses. Through an array of education and support programs, NAMI is there to help others.

A radio PSA was mailed to your station by WestGlen. The radio PSA can be heard at {INSERT LINK}. We encourage you to air this important message and to help the thousands of listeners who can benefit from the messages of hope for a healthier tomorrow.

Please contact Katrina Gay or the NAMI affiliate leader in your community if you need a duplicate copy of the PSA, or if you have any questions or would like additional information.

Mental Illness Facts:

Mental illnesses are biologically based brain disorders.

Mental illnesses usually strike individuals in the prime of their lives, often during adolescence and young adulthood.

Without treatment the consequences of mental illness for the individual and society are staggering.

The best treatments for serious mental illnesses today are highly effective