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NAMI Advocate e-newsletter, August 2010
Back to School, Culture and Diagnosis, Singer-songwriter Meg Hutchinson, Best Plans for Job Seekers, Schools and Children's Mental Health NAMI Bookshelf and more...

August 2010

Back to School

Back to School: Changes and Challenges

The back-to-school rush can trigger difficulties. Find out how to keep young people from being lost in the shuffle. Read more.

Jean-Michel Charcot

Culture and Diagnosis: A Set of Iron Laws?

What would we learn about mental health care in the U.S. if we were to turn the tables—what kind of patient history would we find? Read more.

Meg Hutchinson

Meg Hutchinson: Life on the Living Side

Award-winning singer-songwriter Meg Hutchinson explores bipolar disorder on her new album. Read more.

Job World

The Alliance between VR and IPS: The Best Plan for Job Seekers

When state vocational rehabilitation partners with Individual Placement and Support, people living with mental illness are more likely to find jobs. Read more.

Children and Mental Heatlh

School Resource Officers Speak Out on Children’s Mental Health

The mental health needs of young people in school are the subject of “A Focus Group Report: A Conversation with CIT Trained School Resource Officers.”  Read more.

NAMI Bookshelf

NAMI Bookshelf

August 2010

This month: After Her Brain Broke, Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid, Taking Antidepressants and Welcome to the Jungle.  Read more.

Mike Fitzpatrick 


by Executive Director
Mike Fitzpatrick

Recent topics:

  • Gulf Coast Recovery

  • Mental Illness among a Hidden Population

  • Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary

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