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NAMI Advocate e-newsletter, January 2008
In this issue: NAMI Executive Director comments on Britney Spears; Dr. Ken Duckworth and Jane Pauley on PBS, Anand Pandya, M.D. discusses "the father of lobotomy" with online panel, Canvas DVD released; and more... Read this issue online.

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Britney Spears

Britney Spears: Let’s Talk About All of Us

A media circus and reckless speculation has surrounded events in the life of pop star Britney Spears. Professional ethics require mental health professionals who have not treated individuals to not presume to diagnose them. At the same time, the case is an opportunity for public discussion about mental illness which many ordinary Americans confront every year.

Mental Health Care Gets My Vote!

DEPRESSION Documentary: NAMI and Jane Pauley  

Mark the Date: Wednesday, May 21
Don't miss NAMI medical director Ken Duckworth discussing depression as part of a panel of experts moderated by broadcast journalist Jane Pauley on TAKE ONE STEP: Caring for Depression, with Jane Pauley. More info

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

NAMI President Discusses Lobotomy, Medical Advancement

NAMI national board president, Anand Pandya, M.D., participated in a week-long on-line forum that followed the January 21 broadcast of the PBS documentary The Lobotomist, an hour-long documentary about psychiatrist Walter Freeman, know as "the father of lobotomy." Read more...

Patricia Larkins Hicks

Canvas Now On DVD

Following limited theater release in the fall, the movie CANVAS is now available from ScreenMedia, and other retail outlets.

More about the film...

January 2008

This month's Guest Blogger: Patty Duke

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