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Katrina Gay
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Suicide Prevention: Can We Talk?
By Jacqueline Feldman, M.D., NAMI Associate Medical Director Of all the topics in mental health, one of the most difficult to consider is suicide. People contemplating it often do not speak directly of it. Families are surprised, stunned, mortified, angr...

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When I Stand In Your Shoes: Open Letter from a Mom to a Teen
By Nina Bingham I’m going to say to you what I wish I’d gotten a chance to say to my daughter. In 2013 she took her own life at the age of 15 due to severe depression. Since I’ll never be able to say these things to her, as part of me getting better, I’l...

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NAMI’s Top 10 Online Stories from 2014
By Brendan McLean, NAMI Communications Manager Every week NAMI publishes articles and blogs about the latest research, advocacy breakthroughs, interviews with leading researchers, advice on how to manage a mental health condition and other topics of inte...

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A New Act Will Help Those Affected by Mental Illness Save Money
By Andrew Sperling, NAMI Director of Federal Legislative Advocacy The Achieving a Better Life Experience, or ABLE Act, was signed by President Barack Obama Dec. 19. This new law allows some families and individuals to establish tax-free savings accounts for...

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Mental Health is #Trending
By Joni Agronin, NAMI Communications Coordinator I love Twitter. I use it every day for tracking all kinds of things like how late I can expect to be to work because of Metro busy my morning commute will be, what my favorite brands and celebrities are up...

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Looking Forward to 2015
It’s no secret that NAMI wants to build a broad movement to improve the lives of all people affected by mental illness. In 2014, I could feel the movement
growing, especially in trips to meet with grassroots NAMI leaders in such diverse states such as G...

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Depression: A Scientific Approach
By Marisa Balades “Of all the major illnesses, mental or physical, depression has been one of the toughest
to subdue.” – Dr. Richard A. Friedman. Millions of teens and adults all over the world are affected by depression every year and it may be a mor...

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Congressional Budget Bill a Mixed Bag
By Andrew Sperling, NAMI Director of Federal Legislative Advocacy This past weekend Congress passed the “Continuing Resolution – Omnibus” spending bill ( HR 83 ) for the remaining months of fiscal year 2015 which runs through Sept. 30, 2015. The measure...

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People with Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System: A Cry for Help
By Jackie Feldman, M.D. Several years ago, in partnership with Dear Abby, a request was sent out in her newspaper column asking those with mental illness or family members with mental illness who had “interfaced” with the criminal justice system.  I was ...

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Mental Health Investment By States Slowed in 2014
By Jessica Hart, NAMI State Advocacy Manager NAMI just released a report highlighting what went on in state legislatures in 2014 across the country when it comes to mental health issues. The report, State Mental Health Legislation 2014 shows that invest...
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