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NAMI Advocate e-newsletter, March 2009
In this issue: Grading the States 2009: Nation Scores a D; Movies and Music and NAMI's 2009 National Convention; The Phenomanel Growth of In Our Own Voice; Have You Shared NAMI Today?; NAMI Bookshelf; and more... Read this issue online.

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Grading the States 2009

New Report: Mental Health Care System Gets a D Grade

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released its new Grading the States report, assessing the nation's public mental health care system for adults. The national average grade is D. Fourteen states improved their grades since the last report card three years ago. Twelve states fell backwards.The report comes at a time when state budget cuts are threatening mental health care overall.
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NAMI Convention, July 5-9: Get Ready for Movies & Music!

NAMI Convention, July 5-9: Get Ready for Movies & Music!

Don't miss these exciting special events at this year's convention: Advance screening of When Medicine Got It Wrong the PBS documentary about the NAMI movement; live performance by jazz musician and NAMI advocate Joyce Cooling; and a special screening of The Soloist, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jamie Foxx, a true story about the redemptive power of music and friendship.
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Have You Shared NAMI Today

Have You Shared NAMI Today? visitors are sharing articles and resources with their family and peers across the top social networking sites, such as Facebook, mySpace and Twitter. Find out how you can use easy tools on to help make NAMI a household name.
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In Our Own Voice: 150,000 Strong and Growing

In Our Own Voice: Living with Mental Illness

In Our Own Voice is a unique public education presentation offered nationwide by trained NAMI members who live with mental illness. The program has witnessed phenomenal growth in the past year, reaching more than 46,000 individuals in 2008.
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NAMI Bookshelf

NAMI Bookshelf

This month: Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking: Powerful, Practical Strategies to Build a Lifetime of Resilience, Flexibility, and Happiness, Mental Illness and Your Town: 37 Ways for Communities to Help and Heal and Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids.
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March 2009

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