NIMH Studies Advance Research Base
Two clinical studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) were released recently, both within a week of opening day of the baseball season. The studies advance significantly the research base for treatment of mental illnesses.
Like America's favorite pastime, it's hard to follow the research game without a scorecard.
Known as STAR*D2 and CATIE II, the studies focused on depression and schizophrenia, and are part of the "Big Four" research initiatives that also include STEP-BD for bipolar disorder and TADS for adolescent depression. Read More...
Out of the ShadowPremieres on Television for Mental Health Month
During a 20-year journey, Millie Smiley, who lives with schizophrenia, traveled through 17 psychiatric wards, eight apartments, three boarding houses, and countless motels.
Beginning April 27, she will visit the living rooms of millions of Americans through PBS television broadcasts of out of the shadow, a powerful documentary made by her daughter, Susan Smiley. Her television debut arrives in time for Mental Health Month. Read More...
Ask the Psychiatric Pharmacist
NAMI is pleased to be working with the College of Psychiatric and Neurological Pharmacists to offer a new section on the NAMI Web site where Psychiatric Pharmacists write and answer questions that they experience in the course of their work with individuals with mental illness.
Will I become addicted to the medication? I don’t want to become addicted. Read More...
Join Us in Washington, DC, this June for NAMI's Annual Convention
NAMI's 2006 Annual Convention is just around the corner. Join us in Washington, DC June 28 to July 2 for four days of top-notch educational opportunities, our ever-popular ask-the-doctor sessions, exhibitor booths, and dozens of workshops to give you up-to-the-minute information related to mental illness.
We will also engage in a major lobbying push to spur action on the recommendations contained in the final report of the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health by unleashing thousands of grassroots activists to meet with Congressional representatives to demand action now! NAMI's 2006 Annual Convention is a great opportunity to become more involved in issues affecting people living with serious mental illness and to pay a visit to our nation's capital.
To find out more about NAMI's Annual Convention, including information for first-time attendees, visit the NAMI Web site.