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It Is What It Is
4/10/2012
My son was 8 years old the first time a doctor told me he had a psychotic illness ... I knew the meaning of the word psychotic, but I could not imagine it describing my son.

Schizophrenia: Twice as Common as HIV/AIDS, But Survey Shows Americans Misinformed
6/09/2008
Twice as many Americans live with schizophrenia than with HIV/AIDS, but a major report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reveals most Americans are unfamiliar with the disease.

Living with Schizophrenia: Poet and Author Pamela Spiro Wagner
10/31/2007
An interview with Pamela Spiro Wagner, by Christina Bruni, a blogger for the Health Central Network site SchizophreniaConnection.com

African American Families and Mental Health: What You Need to Know
3/28/2007
NAMI has released A Family Guide to Mental Health: What You Need to Know, oriented especially to African-American families affected by medical illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Research Sheds Light on Genetic Factors in Schizophrenia
3/22/2007
New gene study finds link between immune system and schizophrenia.

An Excerpt From My Memoir
12/11/2006
Robin Cunningham presents an abridged excerpt from his upcoming memoir "One Mind Two Worlds." NAMI has partnered with HealthCentral to bring you stories from their website.

Coping with Schizophrenia: Don't Compare Yourself to Others
12/06/2006
NAMI partners with HealthCentral.com to bring you relevant information from their Web site. The following is a blog entry by Robin Cunningham from HeathCentral.com's schizophrenia site.

Anti-Stigma Campaign Launched
12/04/2006
New public service announcements targeted to 18-25 year olds are designed to decrease the negative attitudes that surround mental illness.

Taking Aim Together
5/11/2005
A new study underscores the need for consumers and psychiatrists to talk about what they want from treatment. Schizophrenia Digest takes a look at this important issue and investigates ways in which consumers are psychiatrists are working together.

NAMI Faces: Ramiro's Story
6/25/2004
From abuse, addiction and jail to a better life. Read this powerful account of one man's journey along the path to mental illness recovery.

Recovery at Age 91
12/03/2003
Mary Ann's tribute to her mother, Grace, telling the story of recovery at 91 years of age.

NAMI Launches National Campaign
11/10/2003
Law enforcement, education, business, and health care leaders join forces. State campaigns to go in Florida, Iowa, W. Virginia, Maine, Kentucky, and Mass.

A NAMI Voice: Unemployment and Poverty as the Results of Disability Policy
8/04/2003

A NAMI Voice: The High Cost of Stigma and Discrimination in the Workplace
7/28/2003
A first-person account by Donna, a NAMI member and consumer advocate.

Mental Health Crisis Demands Sweeping Transformation
6/30/2003
New national survey data shows 67% of mental health consumers in the prime of their lives are unemployed: 55% have an annual income of less than $10,000. Nation's grassroots, state and federal leaders call for unified commitment for immediate change.



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