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NAMI Advocate e-newsletter, June 2010
NAMI Blog, NAMIWalks, Beautiful Minds, Meeting Up for Recovery, NAMI Bookshelf and more... Read this issue online.

NAMI ADVOCATE e-Newsletter
Beautiful Minds

Beautiful Minds: Creativity and Mental Illness

People who think differently—whether they're artists or people living with mental illness—may share similar brain structures.
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Meeting Up For Fun and Recovery

Socializing plays an important part in recovery. Online groups bring together like-minded people for in-person fun.
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Visit the NAMI Blog for weekly reflections from NAMI Executive Director Mike Fitzpatrick.
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NAMI Walks

NAMIWalks: Hope for Recovery

Hundreds of thousands of people joined the 2010 spring NAMIWalks, five kilometer (5k) walks held across the nation.
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NAMI Bookshelf

NAMI Bookshelf

This month:

  • Try to Remember
  • The Caregiverís Path to Compassionate Decision-making: Making Choices for Those Who Canít
  • Living with Someone Whoís Living with Bipolar Disorder: A Practical Guide for Family, Friends and Co-workers
  • Songs of Three Islands: A Story of Mental Illness in an Iconic American Family.

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June 2010

Further reading:

A Focus Group Report: A Conversation with CIT-trained School Resource Officers - Download report

Spill Takes Toll on Gulf Workers' Psyches - New York Times

Jail "Like a Mental Institution" - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Begins July 1 - Get resources

Advocate Survey - View results

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