July marks the first annual observance of Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, recently proclaimed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Bebe is considered one of the foremost African American novelists of the 20th century, and before her death in 2006, served as national spokesperson for NAMI. She was a founder of NAMI California’s Urban Los Angeles affiliate and an instructor in its Family-to Family education program.
Twice as many Americans live with schizophrenia than with HIV/AIDS, but a new NAMI report reveals most Americans are unfamiliar with the disease—contributing to stigma or isolation.
The Showtime cable channel will broadcast the movie CANVAS five times from Wednesday, July 2 to Saturday, July 12. Please check the Showtime schedule. Inspired by a true story, the movie portrays a family’s battle with schizophrenia and is suitable for public and school libraries for public education as well as dramatic entertainment. It is available for purchase on DVD from Amazon.com. For permission for public, non-profit, educational screenings, please contact Screen Media Films.
The Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) will hold its national convention in
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