NAMI Advocate e-newsletter, December 2007
In this issue: NAMI, Steve Case, and a health revolution; Your vote will make a difference in 2008; The Singing Scientist; An interview with Patricia Larkins Hicks; NAMI Bookshelf: Best of 2007; and more... Read this issue online.
NAMI and Revolution Health: Start Your Revolution!
When a medical crisis struck close to home, AOL co-founder Steve Case decided there had to be a better way - so he created Revolution Health, a new health care Web site dedicated to empowering people to take control of their health and wellness so they can live their best lives.
NAMI has partnered with Revolution Health to help people better manage their mental health challenges and healthy living goals by bringing together a blend of the best health information, tools, communities and services all in one place. Read more...
Election 2008: Help NAMI Make a Difference
Mental illness does not discriminate between Republicans and Democrats. As the presidential nominating process for both parties begins in Iowa on January 3, 2007 and New Hampshire on January 8, NAMI is working to educate and encourage the candidates to address mental health issues. Help NAMI Make a Difference
Singin' For the Brain
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist who teaches at the Indiana University School of Medicine. But she may be better known as the "Singin' Scientist."
For years, she has traveled the country, guitar in hand, to encourage people to donate their brains to science. Now she is building a network of Brain Bank Champions within NAMI, and she's asking for a deposit from you. Read more...
NAMI National's Cultural Competence Self-Assessment:
An Interview with Patricia Larkins Hicks, Ph.D., founder and president, the Outcomes Management Group, LTD.
NAMI’s six-month, cultural competence self-assessment will examine the organization’s capacity to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Read more...
NAMI Bookshelf: Best of 2007
NAMI's picks for the best books and movies of the year. This year's list includes powerful memoirs, a revealing investigation of mental illness in the criminal justice system, practical guides to living with mental illness, poignant novels, a colorful children’s book and a moving coming-of-age film. Read more...