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August 2011

NIMH Raise

Altering the Course of Schizophrenia

This August the NIMH RAISE Project launched full-scale trials to test theories on the effectiveness of various forms of early intervention on schizophrenia.


Back To School

Handling the Stress of Heading Back to School

Starting the school year off right is important. Follow these tips for making the transition to a new school year an easy one.



Fighting Stigma at the Voice Awards

Every year SAMSHA holds the Voice Awards, an award show dedicated to the members of Hollywood who help portray mental illness and fight the stigma people associate with it. This year quality films such as "The King's Speech" and "The Fighter" took home some of the awards.



NAMI Education Programs Help Latino Community

Because of cultural differences Latino communities are often at risk for receiving inadequate health care. A training program offered by the NAMI Education, Traning and Support Center aims to help improve the ability to communicate to diverse populations.


NAMI Bookshelf

NAMI Bookshelf

August 2011

Including a review of the books "A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the links Between Leadership and Mental Illness," "The First Episode of Psychosis: A Guide for Patients and Their Families," and "Ben Behind His Voices: One Family's Journey From the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope."



By NAMI staff and guest contributors

Recent topics:

Behind Bars Without Help: The Mental Health Controversy in Michigan

Off to College

The Voice and Ears of NAMI

A NAMI Summer



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Further Reading

Obama: PTSD Stigmatization Must End

Army Silence and Censors Bring Agony

Ruling May Broaden Insurance Plans' Coverage for Mental Illness

Head Trauma May Boost Schizophrenia Risk

One in 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, Study Finds

Long-term Unemployment Wreaks Mental Toll on Jobless

Army Suicides Rise to Record Levels in July


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