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NAMI Advocate e-newsletter, November 2008
In this issue: Election 2008: Now What?; Breakdown; Parents and Teachers as Allies; A Family Guide; The Soloist Premiere Postponed; NAMI Bookshelf; and more... Read this issue online.

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Election 2008: Now What?

Election 2008: Now What?

After an historic election cycle, the 2008 presidential election has been decided and Barack Obama will take the oath of office for the presidency in January. The Democrats control both Houses of Congress. What does the future hold for mental health care reform?
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Breakdown

Breakdown

by Rob Gurwitt
Reprinted with permission from the author. First published in the October, 2008 issue of Governing magazine.

When a public system issues a cry for help, it often does so in horrific ways. Sure, there are stacks of polite studies and the occasional sharply worded report, pleas from advocates and the dogged efforts of a few legislators. But more visible than any of these is abject failure.
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Parents and Teachers as Allies Continues to Expand

Parents and Teachers as Allies Continues to Expand

NAMI recently hosted a "Training of National Trainers" to train additional NAMI leaders in key states and communities on Parents and Teachers as Allies, a two-hour, in-service mental health education program for school professionals.
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A Family Guide

A Family Guide ~ Choosing the Right Treatment: What Families Need to Know About Evidence-Based Practices

Due to popular demand, NAMI has reprinted this practical guide, designed to inform families about evidence-based practices in children's mental health. A Family Guide also provides information on an array of treatment and support options.
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The Soloist Premiere Postponed

The Soloist Premiere Postponed -- But See the Clips

Originally scheduled for release during Thanksgiving, the movie The Soloist, about a homeless violinist living with schizophrenia, has been postponed until April 24, 2009.
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NAMI Bookshelf

NAMI Bookshelf

This Month: Stalking Irish Madness: Searching for the Roots of My Family’s Schizophrenia ; Schizophrenia for Dummies; Borderline Personality Disorder: thefacts: All the Information You Need, Straight from the Experts; Hammond's Choice; A Balanced Life: 9 Strategies for Coping with the Mental Health Problems of a Loved One.
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