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February 2011

Identity and Recovery

Identity and Recovery: Survey Results

How do people living with mental illness see themselves? What factors influence the development of identity? Browse the results of the survey from last month's article on identity. Read more.

Sharing Hope

Sharing Hope: Partnering with African American Congregations

NAMI continues to expand its signature outreach and education efforts to African American congregations across the country under the banner of Sharing Hope. Read more.

Black Swan

The Black Swan's Shadow

Guest writer Joelle Maletis, a therapist and former ballet dancer, discusses eating disorders from a variety of perspectives. Read more.

Work Tips

Workplace Communication Tips for People Living with Mental Illness

Guest writer Dave Carl is a social worker and writer who offers advice for improving communication in the workplace. Read more.

NAMI Bookshelf

NAMI Bookshelf

February 2011

Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother's Compulsive Hoarding and Henry's Demon's: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story.  Read more.


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Input Needed on Depression Prevention Program

The Oregon Center for Applied Science (ORCAS) is looking for participants nationwide to create a program designed to prevent depression. Participants need to be 18 years or older and employed. The ORCAS will ask participants to look at snapshots of the program and give opinions. This activity will be done through e-mail and will take approximately 60 minutes. The ORCAS will pay each participant $75.

To find out if you might qualify, fill out a short survey or contact the ORCAS at 1 (866) 822-0226 or