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NAMI Advocate e-newsletter, March 2008
In this issue: Interview with Dr. Xavier Amador; NAMI teams up with for Mental Health Creativity Contest; NAMI Connection turns one; NAMI Bookshelf; and more... Read this issue online.

NAMI ADVOCATE e-Newsletter
Xavier Amamdor

Xavier Amador: Making a Difference, Making a LEAP of the Heart

Xavier Amador, Ph.D., NAMI's former research director and former member of the NAMI national board of directors, has had a dramatic life -- one that has made, and continues to make, a difference in helping thousands of families. Read more...

NAMI Connection

NAMI Connection Celebrates First Anniversary

What began as a vision of a support group available to anyone living with a mental illness has become the NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group program, now one year old and growing strong.
Read more

NAMI Bookshelf

NAMI Bookshelf

This month: Naked on God's Doorstep, Geriatric Psychiatry Basics, Living in Storms: Contemporary Poetry and the Moods of Manic Depression, Psychotic Disorders: A Practical Guide. Read More

NAMI - HealthCentral Creativity Contest

NAMI and First Annual Mental Health and Creativity Contest

NAMI and have teamed up to provide artists and writers a virtual space to express their joy, pain, struggles and triumphs while sharing their works with one another. Select entries will be called out at the 2008 NAMI National Convention.
More info | Submit Entry

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal

Subscription Offer to Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal 

With the premiere of the Special Tenth Anniversary Issue on Supported Employment, NAMI e-Advocate subscribers can take advantage of a time-limited, online only individual subscription offer from Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.
More info | Subscribe

March 2008 

Mike Fitzpatrick Mental Health Parity

Mike Fitzpatrick, executive director of NAMI, shares his thoughts on ending insurance discrimination on the NAMI Blog


PB S Documentary - Depression: Out of the Shadows

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NAMIWalks 2008 2008 Kick Off:
Arizona March 29

NAMI will launch the 2008 Walks season in Phoenix and Tucson Saturday, March 29.

Since 2003, NAMI has held over 200 walks, engaged more than 150,000 walkers and supporters, and raised over $20 million dollars to help improve the lives of people affected by serious mental illness.

More than 75 NAMIWalks are scheduled for 2008. Mark your calendar for these April dates:

4/12 NAMI San Antonio
4/19 NAMI San Diego
4/19 NAMI Mid-Carolina
4/19 NAMI Greenville
4/26 NAMI SW Louisiana
4/26 NAMI Seneca, Sandusky & Wyandot OH

NAMI Convention Orlando

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