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Mental Health Reform: The Senate Needs to Act
Posted on May 20 2016
Huffington Post
*NAMI CEO Blog

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the man of the hour. The challenge is whether both the Senate and House of Representatives will act before time runs out.

Michelin, NAMI seek to change conversation about mental illness
Posted on May 20 2016
Greenville News (South Carolina)
*NAMI

NAMI and Michelin North America are seeking to eliminate stigma  around mental illness. At a special event, NAMI CEO Mary Giliberti spoke on "Working Well: Princ ipleds for Leading a Mentally Healthy Business."

Family Rejection May More Than Triple Suicide Attempt Risk by Transgender Individuals
Posted on May 17 2016
Medical News Today
*NAMI

Family rejection increases the risk of two critical health outcomes that are common among transgender individuals: sicide attempts and substance misuse-according to a new study.

McConnell, legislature can OK bills to improve mental-health care
Posted on May 10 2016
Lexington Herald Leader
*NAMI Kentucky op-ed

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky needs to bring S.2680, the mental health reform bill that the Senate HELP committee approved unanimously,up for a vote by the full Senate..

Is Mental Health Being Ignored in Presidential Politics?
Posted on May 09 2016
Mental Health Daily (Hogg Foundation)
*NAMI

Candidates szeem mostly to have only scratched the surface. of the issue,  Here  is a guide to current candidates' platforms,statements, and legislative history regarding mental health at the start of Mental Health Awareness Month. Are they still workIs in progress?

Commentary: Give hope to the mentally ill
Posted on May 01 2016
Greenville News (South Carolina)
*NAMI

Op-ed by NAMI CEO Mary Giliberti on the need to share, experiences, change our culture and create support for those who may need help.

Denying Transgender People Bathroom Access Is Linked to Suicide
Posted on May 01 2016
Newsweek
*NAMI

Transgender persons who were denied access were 1.45 times as likely to have attemptede suicide.

 

From One Asian American to Others: These Are 5 Things You Need to Know About Mental Illness
Posted on Apr 25 2016
XO Jane
*NAMI

African Americans and Hispanic Americans used mental health services at about one-half the rate of white Americans in 2013 and Asian Americans at about one-third the rate. Ianted to seek help at an early age, yet my mother forbade t.

How to Recognize Mental Illness in Children and Teens
Posted on Apr 25 2016
Grandparents.com
*NAMI

NAMI medical director Ken Duckworth advises grandparents to watch for several signs of distress in their grandchildren.In some cases, grandchildren share things with them that aren’t shared with parents.

For Police, A Playbook for Conflicts Involving Mental Illness
Posted on Apr 25 2016
New York Times
*NAMI

In resaponse to high-profile police shootings of people with mental illness, police departments are turning to cfrisis intervention training. But training is not enough.

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