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NAMI Advocate e-newsletter, June 2008
In this issue: Schizophrenia: Public Attitudes, Personal Needs; Covering the Uninsured; Unclaimed Children; NIMH and NIDA Research; NAMI Bookshelf; and more... Read this issue online.

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Schizophrenia: Public Attitudes, Private Needs

Schizophrenia: Twice as Common as HIV/AIDS, But Survey Shows Americans Misinformed

Approximately two million Americans live with schizophrenia. Two-thirds do not receive treatment, even though the disease can be managed successfully. A new report, Schizophrenia: Public Attitudes, Private Needs, released by NAMI, also reveals most Americans are unfamiliar with the disease.
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NAMI Report: Covering the Uninsured

NAMI Report: Covering the Uninsured

New data indicates that more than one in four adult Americans without medical insurance have a mental illness or substance use disorder, or both. But many state healthcare initiatives intended to cover the uninsured are neglecting these conditions.
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Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: New Reports Must Lead to Transformations

Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: New Reports Must Lead to Transformations

Two reports, one released this month and one scheduled for the fall, highlight critical dimensions for the child and adolescent mental healthcare system and transitions to adulthood.
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Thomas Insel and Nora Volkow at 2008 NAMI National Convention

NIMH and NIDA Research: Science and Treatment Need to Look at the Big Picture

National Institute of Mental Health Director Thomas Insel, M.D. and National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow, M.D. speak at NAMI's 2008 National Convention.
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NAMI Bookshelf

NAMI Bookshelf

This Month: Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain; Criminalization of Mental Illness; Depression Sourcebook; The Childhood Bipolar Disorder Answer Book; What Works for Bipolar Kids; Is Your Child Bipolar?
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