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Health Care Outcomes in States Influenced by Coverage, Disparities
Posted on Feb 28 2017
U.S. News & World Report

 Across the board, states don't fare well on mental health.

Mental Illness, Untreated Behind Bars
Posted on Feb 27 2017
New York Times editorial
*Stepping Up Initiative (NAMI partner)
At a White House meeting, a member of the National Sheriffs’ Association brought up an urgent problem: the nation's mental hsa. Trump acknowledged that “prison should not be a substitute for treatment” and said his administration would try to address this challenge.
Depression top cause of disability, strikes young and old
Posted on Feb 26 2017
The World Health Organization ls running a campaign to tackle stigma and misconceptions called "Depression: Let's Talk." Global economic losses exceed $1 trillion a year.

How Depression Has--and Hasn't--Become Normalized
Posted on Feb 26 2017
Science of Us

Young adults are more accepting of mental illness than their parents. 60% of American college-aged adults believe that seeing a mental health professional is a “sign of strength.”

Why Mental Illness Can Fuel Physical Disease
Posted on Feb 23 2017

Studies are finding mind-body connections between  depression and strokes, heart disease, dabetes, arthritis and psoriasis.

The Road To Recovery
Posted on Feb 16 2017
Hartford Courant

Claire Bien and Rebecca McCann  talk about their struggles and recovery from mental illness as part of NAMI's In Our Own Voice community education program  IOOV helps to eliminate the stigma associated with mental health conditions. Bien is the author of Hearing Voices, Living Fully.

High-dose B vitamins can effectively reduce schizophrenia symptoms, research finds
Posted on Feb 16 2017
Medical Life Sciences News

The first meta-analysis on this topic could be an important advance, given that new treatments for this condition are so desperately needed.

Depression may be our brain's way of telling us to stop and solve a problem
Posted on Feb 15 2017
Business Insider

As fascinating as evolutionary explanations are, it's hard to prove they are correct, especially if they haven't yet been reinforced by other research. The idea that depression might be a biological adaptation rather than a mental disorder is not the consensus of the mental-health community. And even if the hypothesis is correct, it's likely incomplete and doesn't explain all facets of depression.

Psychiatric drugs haven’t improved for decades. So researchers are scouring the brain for leads
Posted on Feb 15 2017

Even when the mechanism of a brain disease is better understood, it’ll still be a very long road to better treatments.

Medicaid: A vital lifeline for mental health care
Posted on Feb 14 2017
The Hill

NAMI CEO Mary Gilibart's commentary warns that Congress is considering changes to Medicaid that could set back the cause of improving mental health care and deny care to millions of Americans with mental illness. Medicaid is the most important funder of services for people with mental illness. About one-third of people added to Medicaid in the states that have expanded the program live with a mental illness or substance use condition.


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