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NAMI to Increase Support Groups Nationwide Through AstraZeneca Partnership
January 30, 2007
NAMI C.A.R.E. (Consumers Advocating Recovery through Empowerment) is a recovery model in which individuals who live with serious mental illnesses share experiences in safe, confidential environments and learn coping skills. The weekly 90-miinute meetings also help to overcome the isolation often experienced by mental health consumers.
"We look forward to enhancing an already successful partnership with AstraZeneca through the expansion of NAMI-C.A.R.E," said Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia, M.D., president of the NAMI national board. The program is especially important because building a strong
"Because patient health is at the foundation of everything we do, we are pleased to be part of a program that will have a dramatic impact on the health of people with mental illness," said Tony Zook, president and chief executive officer of AstraZeneca LP. "Our responsibility goes well beyond just making medicines. We are
NAMI-C.A.R.E. began with a NAMI affiliate in suburban
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders.
AstraZeneca is a one of the world's leading international health care businesses, engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services.