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Stigma_Alerts_Archive

Stigma Alerts Archive

2011

JANUARY

StigmaBusters - Jan. 2011
In this issue: Arizona, The Beaver, Identity Survey

2010

DECEMBER

StigmaBusters - Dec. 2010
Dec 2010 issue of StigmaBusters

NOVEMBER

StigmaBusters - Nov. 2010
Nov. 2010 issue of StigmaBusters

OCTOBER

StigmaBusters - Oct. 2010


SEPTEMBER

StigmaBusters: September 20, 2010
In this issue: The NFL tackles mental illness, PBS Stations to Air Unlisted, Eva Mendes does stigma and stuffed animals cause a stir

AUGUST

StigmaBusters: August 31, 2010
In this issue: Halloween Horrors and a look at whether a Geico TV advertisement is stigmatizing.

JULY

StigmaBusters: July 21, 2010
In this issue: Free Teleconference on Military Stigma, Language: Let's Keep Talking, Americorps Superheroes Stomp Stigma and more

JUNE

StigmaBusters: June 25, 2010
In this issue: What's in a Word?, Like Fiction, Like Life?, National Video Contest and more

MAY

StigmaBusters: May 28, 2010
NAMI StigmaBusters from May 28, 2010

APRIL

StigmaBusters: April 22, 2010
NAMI StigmaBusters from April 22, 2010. Includes follow up to controversial Burger King ad.

MARCH

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: March 5, 2010
In This Issue... Burger King: We Want It Our Way and Free Teleconference: Friday, March 26th

FEBRUARY

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: February 25, 2010
In this issue: Different Movies, Different Strategies - Looking at The Crazies and Shutter Island

JANUARY

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: January 15, 2010
In this issue: URGENT! Vote Now!, Stop the Cuts!, Where There's Smoke, There's Stigma, plus more.

2009

DECEMBER

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: December 16, 2009
In this issue: Send Your Governor a New Year's Card, What a Year! Looking Back on 2009, Happy Holidays and more

NOVEMBER

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: November 23, 2009
In this issue: Voices for Change, Shuddering About Shutter Island? and Free Teleconference: December 17.

OCTOBER

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: October 22, 2009
In this issue: Halloween Horrors, Cell Block Psycho, and a Victory!

SEPTEMBER

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: September 22, 2009
In this issue: Mental Illness Awareness Week, Fred Friendly Seminars' Minds on the Edge, and Extremely Foolish Vocabulary

AUGUST

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: August 7, 2009
In this issue: "Psycho Donuts" are tasteless.

JULY

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: July 28, 2009
In this issue: Coverage of the NAMI Convention, NAMI's new PSA, and a thank you from Stella March

JUNE

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: June 29, 2009
In this issue: Congratulations to Stella March. This special edition is dedicated to her life's work.

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: June 11, 2009
In this issue: People Magazine All-Stars, Mental, Free Teleconference, and more!

MAY

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: May 21, 2009
In this issue: Speak Out: The Soloist, Mental: May 26, NAMIWalks, and Photovoices.

APRIL

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: April 7, 2009
In this issue: San Francisco Treats, Twitter Treats, Voice Award Deadline Extended, and TV's HOUSE Helps NAMI!

FEBRUARY

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: February 2009
In this issue: HOUSE t-shirts, Voice Award Nominations Wanted, and United States of Tara.

JANUARY

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: January 12, 2009
In this issue: PTSD's Purple Heart and Free Teleconference.

2008

NOVEMBER

StigmaBuster Alert: November 26, 2008
In this issue: Desperate Housewives: A Thanksgiving Turkey, Out of the Shadows special offer, and Out of the Inbox.

OCTOBER

StigmaBuster Alert: October 31, 2008
In this issue: Fight Stigma: Vote, Toxic Snowboards, and The Soloist Release Postponed.

SEPTEMBER

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: September 25, 2008
In this issue: Halloween Horrors and Register to Vote: Don't Let Stigma Win.

AUGUST

NAMI StigmaBusters: August 25, 2008
In this issue: Take This Survey and Hollywood Stigma.

JULY

StigmaBuster Alert: July 30, 2008
In this issue: Readers Digest, Webcast: StigmaBuster Training, and Music Contest.

StigmaBuster Alert: July 2, 2008
In this issue: Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI Schizophrenia Report, CANVAS on Showtime, and DBSA Convention.

MAY

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: May 6, 2008
In this issue: Jane Pauley at NAMI's Annual Convention, West Virginia Update, Free Teleconference, and more.

APRIL

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: April 3, 2008
In this issue: Lunatic Aslyum: A Popular Attraction?, Depression Stories Wanted, and Fight for Parity.

FEBRUARY

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: February 28, 2008
In this issue: Free Poster Fights Stigma and Northern Illinois University Tragey.

JANUARY

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: January 23, 2008
In this issue: Canvas DVD and Britney Spears.

2007

DECEMBER

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: December 12, 2007
In this issue: Fighting Stigma in the Military, Hope on the Hallmark Channel, and Voice Awards Nomination Deadlines.

OCTOBER

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: October 4, 2007
In this issue: Help Canvas Fight Stigma, Modeling Straitjackets, and Halloween Horrors.

JUNE

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: June 29, 2007
In this issue: Virginia Tech, the right to vote, Reader's Digest and Canvas and Oprah.

MARCH

StigmaBuster Alert: March 23, 2007
Mental health and suicide prevention groups have been calling on Lions Gate entertainment to stop the marketing efforts of the comedy "Wristcutters."

FEBRUARY

StigmaBuster Alert Update: We Won February 9, 2007
Shortly after the special StigmaBuster Alert was sent to NAMI advocates today, General Motors (GM) announced a decision to pull and modify its Super Bowl "suicide" television commercial. The portrayal of a robot's suicide, and any implication of suicide, will be removed.

StigmaBuster Alert: February 9, 2007
Mental health and suicide prevention groups have been calling on General Motors this week to pull a Super Bowl television advertisement, scheduled to run during the Academy Awards

StigmaBuster Alert: February 2, 2007
In this issue: free teleconference, be a hero, not the cat's pajamas and parity alert.

JANUARY

StigmaBuster Alert: January 6, 2007
In this issue: information on the upcoming teleconference call on media outreach for the National Anti-stigma Campaign.

2006

DECEMBER

StigmaBuster Alert: December 8, 2006
In this issue: A look back of the highlights of 2006.

NOVEMBER

StigmaBuster Alert: November 7, 2006
In this issue: Positive public education results related to Halloween stigma, an ADS Center teleconference on art and stigma, a new CBS-TV series to monitor, a stigmatizing joke in Reader's Digest, and a new online forum in which to discuss issues related to stigma.

OCTOBER

Halloween Stigma
In a front-page story, The Chicago Tribune has focused national attention to NAMI's grassroots protests of haunted "insane asylums."

StigmaBuster Alert: October 12, 2006
It’s the season for ghosts and goblins, but also stigma. In some communities, “haunted house” attractions take the form of “insane asylums,” featuring “mental patients” as murderers or ghouls. Even though intended as “fun,” the violent stereotypes serve to perpetuate stigma -- which as reported by the U.S. Surgeon General is one of the greatest barriers to people getting help when they need it.

SEPTEMBER

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: September 8, 2006
We look at a new show entitled "Help Me Help You" and some informal statistics about our survey last month on whether mental illness could ever be funny.

AUGUST

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: August 4, 2006
We take a look at what's new on the fall TV line-up and the National Anti-Stigma Campaign.

MAY

StigmaBuster Alert: May 22, 2006
This month's alert includes a free teleconference on stigma, events related to stigma at NAMI's national convention in Washington, D.C., and a call for stories related to lobotomies for a PBS-TV documentry.

APRIL

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: April 10, 2006
This alert centers on issues of stigma in the FOX-TV reality show, Unaminmous.

MARCH

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: March 15, 2006
Archie McPhee & Co. in Seattle is the online retailer of an offensive action figure produced by Accoutrements, also in Seattle. One of the company's latest products is an "Obsessive Compulsive Action Figure" that includes a surgical mask and sanitary towelette.

JANUARY

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: January 28, 2006
More news on the ABC-TV show Crumbs

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: January 20, 2006
Continued monitoring of the ABC-TV show Crumbs

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: January 13,2006
ABC-TV's new comedy show, Crumbs premiered Thursday, January 12, 2006. Urgent action is needed before the next episode on January 19. The first part of this alert describes the stigmatizing aspects of the show. The second part lists the names of companies that had commercial advertisements run during the show's time slot. Please send them messages before January 19 to protest their support of stigma.

2005

DECEMBER

StigmaBuster Alert: December 15, 2005
Last week's death of Rigoberto Alipzar, the man with bipolar disorder shot by air marshals during a medical crisis aboard an American Airlines flight in Miami, deeply affected consumers and their families.

NOVEMBER

StigmaBuster Alert: November 18, 2005
A new documentary about stigma, spirituality, and recovery; a call for stories on effectiveness of medications; and updates on past issues.

OCTOBER

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert - October 6, 2005
Unfortunately, it's the time of year when some Halloween "haunted house" attractions are cast as insane asylums.

SEPTEMBER

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert - September 9, 2005
NAMI is responding to the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina to try to make sure that that does not happen to the estimated 500,000 people in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi who live with serious mental illnesses.

AUGUST

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: August 27, 2005
StigmaBusters take action against a stigmatizing article in Reader's Digest and new television shows premiering in September.

JULY

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: July 15, 2005
While fighting Tom Cruise with one hand, many Stigmabusters have also protested with the other a recent television commercial for Wendy's fast food chain -- in which a customer can't decide what to order, because he suffers from "multiple personality eating disorder."

JUNE

NAMI StigmaBusters Alert: July 1, 2005
Protests have grown steadily since actor Tom Cruise, while promoting the movie, “The War of the Worlds,” first criticized actress Brooke Shields for taking antidepressants for postpartum depression.

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: June 1, 2005
On June 2, CBS-TV repeats an April 28 episode of the top-rated television show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" featuring an investigation in a state mental hospital filled with violent patients and sex offenders. Many StigmaBusters found it extremely offensive the first time around.

APRIL

NAMI StigmaBusters Alert: April 14, 2005
Opportunities to raise awareness, stop stigma and participate in events dealing with mental illness awareness around the country.

MARCH

NAMI Stigma Busters Alert: March 15, 2005
If Warner Brothers (WB) Entertainment has its way, new, slightly menacing-looking versions of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and other classic cartoon characters will appear in Fall 2005 as part of a brand new Saturday morning television series named "Loonatics," although WB recently told NAMI that the name is being changed to "Loonatics Unleashed," subject to review by WB's Legal Department.

FEBRUARY

NAMI StigmaBusters Alert: February 17, 2005
NAMI is proud of Stella March who coordinates our StigmaBusters program. For those who have long wondered who the wizard is behind our alerts, please take a peek at "Busting Through: Leading the Fight Against Stigma," published in the latest issue of Schizophrenia Digest.

JANUARY

NAMI StigmaBusters Alert: January 26, 2005
The protest against the Vermont Teddy Bear (VTB) Company's bear in a straitjacket has grown, including a January 22 article in the New York Times and calls for the company's CEO to resign from the board of trustees of the largest hospital in the state.

NAMI StigmaBusters Alert: January 14, 2005
Fear is No Longer My Reality, which will arrive in bookstores in February, is the story of Jamie Blyth, who gained nationwide attention when he appeared as one of the original final suitors on ABC-TV reality series " The Bachelorette" and disclosed his nine-year struggle with anxiety order.

2004

DECEMBER

NAMI StigmaBusters Alert: December 26, 2004
In the fight against stigma, key quotes and resources always come in handy. As our present to you for the holidays, here are some big ones to use in writing letters or speaking out.

OCTOBER

NAMI StigmaBusters Alert - October 29, 2004
General Hospital fans were dismayed with the portrayal of mental illness on the soap opera while local protests in Gainesville concerning a Halloween fundraiser were successful.

NAMI StigmaBusters Alert: October 1, 2004
NAMI has charged CBS TV with gross irresponsibility for its September 22 broadcast of the "Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Family First," in which the so-called pop psychologist not only "blamed parents first," but may have endangered the lives of children with severe mental illnesses.

SEPTEMBER

StigmaBusters Alert: September 23, 2004
Our letter to the Universal Orlando Studios CEO/Chairman, Robert Gault concerning the stigmatizing mental illness theme for Universal Orlando Theme Parks Halloween Horrors Events during October 2004 met with a negative response.

AUGUST

StigmaBusters Alert: August 30, 2004
Universal Orlando Theme Park Halloween Horrors promotion materials state that they will drive "visitors insane."

StigmaBusters Alert - August 18, 2004
A new documentary airing on the Hallmark Channel that deals with issues related to suicide and the clergy.

JULY

StigmaBusters Alert July 8, 2004
June 2004 MTV Movie Awards Show Presents Stigmatizing Images.

JUNE

StigmaBusters Alert June 16, 2004
Boys Life magazine runs full page ad for Nintendo that is highly stigmatizing. A positive report on Anti-stigma in the classroom.

MAY

StigmaBusters Alert - May 28, 2004
This month: Disney's movie "Home on the Range," and updates on McDonald's and JC Chasez.

APRIL

Special Alert: NAMIWALKS Deliver Message Against Stigma
Tens of thousands of Americans will take to the streets beginning this weekend (May 1-2) to help eliminate stigma and raise public awareness that recovery from mental illness is possible.

StigmaBusters Alert: Special Alert, April 27, 2004
Special Alert: Reba show tackles male depression and McDonald's runs "Voices" radio ads.

StigmaBusters Alert - April 13, 2004
Updates on Fox TV show "Cracking Up" and JC Chasez's album "Schizophrenic."

MARCH

StigmaBusters Alert - March 2004
This month: Thumbs down for "Cracking Up"

FEBRUARY

Stigma Alert - February 2004
This month: Let the record industry know JC Chasez's album title "Schizophrenic" and cover image are irresponsible and outrageous. Good news for the Silver Ribbon stamp! NBC soap offends.

2003

DECEMBER

StigmaBusters Alert - December 12, 2003
In this issue: holiday gift ideas, political stigma, Funny Farm update.

StigmaBusters Special Alert - December 4, 2003
Many thanks to all those StigmaBusters who contacted AOL.COM to express dismay over Netscape's "Insanity Calculator" on its Fun & Games Web site page yesterday.

StigmaBusters Special Alert - December 3, 2003
On Wednesday, December 3, 2003, Netscape--owned by AOL.COM, the world's leader in Internet services--prominently featured in the "Fun & Games" section of its Homepage an "Insanity Calculator" test to determine "How crazy are you?"

NOVEMBER

StigmaBusters Alert - November 26, 2003
Happy Thanksgiving to all StigmaBusters. Unfortunately, we can’t give thanks that stigma has been eliminated, least of all in Tulsa, OK. This month we’ve learned about a real turkey.

OCTOBER

Stigma Alert - November 2003
In November 2003's StigmaAlert: Help NAMI New Jersey Fight Back!, Thumbs Up to Roger Ebert, and more!

Stigma Alert - October 2003
In October 2003's StigmaAlert: Halloween Watch, MATCHSTICK MEN movie review, updates on past efforts, and more!

AUGUST

Stigma Alert - August 2003
You too can make a difference! Protest recent instances of stigma in advertising and media, find out about recent victories, and more.

MAY

Stigma Alert - April/May 2003
THIS MONTH'S CONTENTS: *State Department Attacks Newt Gingrich with Psychiatric Slur *April 11, 2003: Weekend of Infamy; Protest ‘The Practice’ *Montel Williams Preaches Stigma *Updates

MARCH

Stigma Alert - March, 2003
March 1, 2003 - THIS MONTH'S CONTENTS: Homie Clowns: Psycho, Skitzo & Pyro More Stigma For Kids: As Told By Ginger Update: Harry Potter Update: NBC complaint Kudos to Dairy Queen Out of the Inbox.

FEBRUARY

NAMI CAMPAIGN STIGMA BUSTERS ALERT
Saturday Night Live, Super Bowl stigma, comic strip protest, kudos to the American Dental Association, and more.

JANUARY

NAMI StigmaBusters Alert - January 2003
THIS MONTH’S CONTENTS: TIME Magazine Spoils Special Issue; Saturday Night Live’s Opening Skit; CSI: Criminal Stigma; General Hospital Follow-Up; NAMI Media Awards: Your Views Wanted

2002

DECEMBER

NAMI CAMPAIGN STIGMA BUSTERS ALERT - December 2002


NOVEMBER

NAMI CAMPAIGN STIGMA BUSTERS ALERT - November 2002


OCTOBER

NAMI Campaign for the Mind of America - October 2002


SEPTEMBER

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - September 2002


AUGUST

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - August 2002


JULY

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - July 2002


JUNE

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - June, 2002


MAY

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - May 2002


MARCH

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - March 2002


FEBRUARY

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - February, 2002


JANUARY

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - January 23, 2002


2001

OCTOBER

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - October 15, 2001


NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - October 15, 2001


SEPTEMBER

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - September 2001


JUNE

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - June 2001


NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - June 2001


NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - June 2001


NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - June 2001


MAY

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - May 2001


MARCH

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - March 2001


FEBRUARY

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - February 2001


2000

DECEMBER

STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION


NOVEMBER

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - November 2000


OCTOBER

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - October 2000


AUGUST

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - 8/11/2000


JUNE

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - 6/06/2000


MAY

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - 05/16/2000


NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - 05/12/2000


APRIL

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - 4/17/2000


Please Send Thanks To Sponsors That Responded To Grassroots Advocacy And Pulled Support For Wonderland


NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - 04/10/2000


Stigma Busters ALERT -  04/05/2000


MARCH

Stigma Busters ALERT -  03/29/00


NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - 03/08/2000


1999

DECEMBER

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - 12/21/99


NOVEMBER

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - 11/18/99


OCTOBER

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - 10/14/99


AUGUST

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - 08/31/99


NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - 08/20/99


JUNE

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - 06/28/99


MAY

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - 05/17/99


APRIL

NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination - 04/22/99


AMI CAMPAIGN STIGMA BUSTERS EMAIL ALERT - 04/12/99


FEBRUARY

NAMI CAMPAIGN STIGMA BUSTERS EMAIL ALERT - 02/24/99


NAMI CAMPAIGN STIGMA BUSTERS EMAIL ALERT - 02/15/99


JANUARY

Fight Stigma: StigmaBusters
NAMI StigmaBusters is a group of dedicated advocates across the country and around the world who seek to fight the inaccurate, hurtful representations of mental illness. Whether these images are found in TV, film, print, or other media, StigmBusters speak out and challenge stereotypes in an effort to educate society about the reality of mental illness and the courageous struggles faced by consumers and families every day. StigmaBusters' goal is to break down the barriers of ignorance, prejudice, or unfair discrimination by promoting education, understanding, and respect



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