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Why I decided to speak out about mental illness in front of over 6,000 people
Posted on Jun 16 2016
Washington Post
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The Wasshington Post's Pultizer Prize-winning health reporter Amy Ellis Nutt sat down with NAMI for a live chat on NAMI's Facebook page--the first time the news organization conducted one on the social media page of an outside organization. The story includes video.

Untangling Gun Violence from Mental Illness
Posted on Jun 07 2016
The Atlantic
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Anyone who kills someone is not what we would consider mentally healthy. But that does not mean they have a clinical diagnosis and therefore a treatable mental illness. There could be emotional regulation issues related to anger wich are a separate phenomenon..  I think we have a long way to go in terms of brain science to really understand those distinctions" said NAMI's senior policy advisor, Ron Honberg. "People  [may] feel like, 'If I get identified as having a psychiatric diagnosis, people are going to draw certain conclusions.' It’s hard enough to get people to seek help when they need it.”

Seven advocacy groups call for Department of Justice investigation into death of mentally ill inmate
Posted on Jun 07 2016
The Virginian-Pilot
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NAMI, NAMI Virginia and NAMI Hampton-Newport News aree among the national and state organizations are outraged ov er the dealth of a man in the Hampton Roads Regional Jail. "W are extremely concerned about the likelihood of future deaths if problems are not remedied." they declared in a letter to the U.S. Depsartment of Justiice. 

12 Things Girls With Depression Wish Our Friends Knew
Posted on Jun 07 2016
Cosmopolitan
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Honest adviced from those who know. #1 is don't say that a person's life isn't really bad; it only  trivializes a medical illness. #7 is also important: don't romanticize the illness by claiming it's cool because so many creative actors, artists and writers have it.

 

Study: News Stories Often Link Violence With Mental Health Illness, Even Though People With Mental Health Illness Are Rarely Violent
Posted on Jun 06 2016
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (press release)
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A study led by a John Hopkins researcher, published in the journal of Health Affairs, has found that almost 40% of news stories about mental illness connect it to viloence toward others, even nthough less than 5% of violence in the U.S. is directly relatedd to violence. Skewed perception constributes to stigma, fear and discrimination.

On California's Death Row, Too Insane to Execute
Posted on Jun 05 2016
Los Angeles Times
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A legal theory of “permanent incompetence” may make California the first to address a growing problem of aging and gravely mentally ill inmates awaiting ever-delayed execution.  

Schizophrenia, psychosis and paranoia. Are these California death row inmates too insane to execute?
Posted on Jun 05 2016
Los Angeles Times
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Clkick on the photo of each man on death row who has serious mental health issues to explore his story.Comptency is examined only weeks before execution.

Report: Police Departments Need Mental Health Programs
Posted on May 26 2016
U.S. News & World Report
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A new federal report produced by NAMI and the US Department of Justice says police chiefs and sheriffs across the country should put mental health programs in place for their officers to help them cope with the aftermath of mass shootings and other traumatic events

Mental Health Reform: The Senate Needs to Act
Posted on May 20 2016
Huffington Post
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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."

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