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NAMI Applauds FCC Leadership On 9-8-8 Crisis Number

January 22, 2020

12/11/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Applauds-FCC-Leadership-on-9-8-8-Crisis-Number This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. NAMI applauds Chairman Ajit Pai and the FCC for their leadership on this issue and strongly supports the creation of a more »

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NAMI Celebrates Extraordinary Record Of Growth & Announces New Leadership

4/24/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Celebrates-Extraordinary-Record-Of-Growth-Announces-New-Leadership Today, the NAMI Board of Directors has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Mary Giliberti, as she departs to pursue more time with her family. “For forty years, NAMI has worked to build better lives for people affected by mental illness. Mary’s work in this pursuit has propelled the mental more »

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The Dangers of Linking Gun Violence and Mental Illness

August 7, 2019 By Megan L. Ranney and Jessica Gold Time https://time.com/5645747/gun-violence-mental-illness/ After repeated exposure to a piece of information, people will start assuming it’s true, whether or not it actually is, simply because they’ve heard it so many times. Familiarity and repetition can overcome rationality, a phenomenon psychologists call the “illusory truth effect.” In a more »

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One in Seven Children Develop a Mental Illness, Claims New Research

Wednesday 20 November 2019 17:04 By Joanna Whitehead Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/children-mental-illness-research-depression-anxiety-young-people-a9210926.html One in seven children will develop a mental illness, according to new research – more than the number with cancer, diabetes or AIDS combined. Conditions range from depression and anxiety, to ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) and schizophrenia. The findings published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry are based on 1.3 million Danish children more »

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50 Must-Read Memoirs of Mental Illness

5/8/19 By Sarah S. Davis BookRiot https://bookriot.com/2019/05/08/memoirs-about-mental-illness/ It wasn’t until I went to group therapy that I really understood the power of finding solidarity and understanding with other members of the mentally ill community. Mental health memoirs offer an eye-opening look at the lives of the mentally ill and those around them. These works of narrative medicine more »

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