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U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High
Posted on Apr 22 2016
New York Times
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There wass an alarming increase among girls 10 to 14, whose suicide rate, while still very low, tripled..The rate decreased  for just one racial group, African American men, and for only one age group, men and women over 75.

Schizophrenia Stole My Brother. This Is How I Got Him Back.
Posted on Apr 20 2016
Esquire Magazine
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The psychiatrist was wrong. Joshua may have had a psychotic break, but it was not a one-time episode. It wasn't until later that I learned more about schizophrenia than just the word.

Panel Would Make Insurers Help Contain Rising Drug Costs
Posted on Apr 18 2016
New York Times
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The propsals could hurt people with mental illness who live below the poverty level.

Which of These Women Has a Mental Illness?
Posted on Apr 18 2016
Women's Health
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The editor of Women's Health writes about her diagnosis with obsessive-compulsive disorder. A survey conducted by NAMI and the magazine reveals that 78% of respondents suspect they have a mental illness and 65% have been diagnosed with one.

His mom publicly compared him to killer Adam Lanza. Now the teen is opening up about his bipolar disorder.
Posted on Apr 14 2016
Washington Post
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His mother intensified dvocacy for greater mental health awareness, but he remained anonymous in order to concentrate on recovery. After a decade of misdiagnoses and failed medications, overnights in hospitals and juvenile jails, he is now in control of his own mind and ready to also be in control of his own story.

Investing in treatment for depression and anxiety leads to fourfold return
Posted on Apr 12 2016
World Health Organization/World Bank (press release)
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For the first time, a study estimates both health and economic benefits of investing in treatment of the most common forms of mental illness world-wide. For every $1 iincreased investment in treatment for depression and anxiety, there is a return of $4.

Patty Duke's Greatest Role: Mental Health Pioneer
Posted on Mar 30 2016
Newsmax Health
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Patty Duke worked with NAMI to lobby Congress, but her courage in going public provided a role model that made her invaluable.

24 Real Ways to Help Someone Who's Feeling Suicidal
Posted on Mar 24 2016
The Mighty
*NAMI

If there is one rule of thumb, it is this: Listen. Everyone’s different, but these will also give you insight into what someone who’s suicidal really needs.

Where the 2016 Candidates Stand on Mental Health Issues
Posted on Mar 24 2016
NBC News
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Mental health gets comparatively little exposure as a serious issue on the presidential campaign trail and it is rare for candidates to mention it as its own issue. NBC provides a sampling of what candidates have said.

Saving Amanda: One Family's Struggle to Deal with a Daughter's Mental Illness
Posted on Mar 14 2016
Kaiser Health News/Women's Day
*NAMI -- Amanda is a member of NAMI's Youth Advisory Group

It took eight years for Amanda Lipp to get adequate care for her bipolar disorder. Now, she and her mom, Pam, are sharing their story to fight stigma around mental illness so others don't have to go it alone.

 

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