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NAMI Advocate e-newsletter, October 2007
In this issue: Joey Pants blogs for NAMI; Depression in the workplace; Maurice Bernard speaks out; Author conquers schizophrenia; NAMI bookshelf; and more... Read this issue online.

Joe Pantoliano

Joey Pants: "We All Have Something to Give"

Actor Joe Pantoliano, who chased down Tom Cruise in the movie "Risky Business" and won an Emmy for his role in "The Sopranos," has embraced a new role: speaking out as person with mental illness.

As the latest guest contributor to the NAMI blog, "Joey Pants" writes about his struggle with clinical depression and playing the spouse of someone with schizophrenia in his new film, Canvas. Read more...

Depression in the Workplace

Depression in the Workplace  listen

To disclose or not to disclose? What laws protect people with depression from discrimination in the workplace? Can your employer review your medical records?

These and other questions are discussed in an interview with Fawn Fitter, author of Working in the Dark: Keeping Your Job While Dealing with Depression, in a recent edition of "The Down & Up Show" podcast. Listen online now...

Soapstar Maurice Benard: This Rebel Has a Cause

An interview from bp Magazine reveals what makes this Emmy-winner actor with bipolar disorder tick, on the small screen and off. Read more...

Living with Schizophrenia: Pamela Spiro Wagner

Pamela Spiro Wagner is an award-winning poet and co-author, with her sister, Carolyn Spiro, M.D., of Divided Minds: Twin Sisters and Their Journey through Schizophrenia, out now in paperback.

In this interview with Christina Bruni, a blogger for the Health Central Network site, Wagner talks about writing, recovery, and coping with the "bad voices". Read more...

NAMI Bookshelf

This month: "Still the Monkey: What Happens to Warriors After War?"; "Biplolar Disorder Answer Book"; and "Get It Done When You're Depressed". Read more...

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