NAMI Partners With HOTSOUP.COM
Lance Armstrong, Jon Bon Jovi, John McCain and Barack Obama Join in Seeking New National Dialogue
Editors Note (May 12, 2008): Hotsoup.com is no longer an active site.
November 1, 2006
NAMI will lead discussions on "Mental Illness and Society," as an original partner in the initative. Lance Armstrong, Jon Bon Jovi, Senator John McCain, Senator Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton are among the other voices seeking to build a broad, non-partisan,
"HOTSOUP will stir up and nourish ideas," said NAMI executive director Michael J. Fitzpatrick. "It is intended to find
With approximately 1,000 state and local affiliates, NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with serious mental illnesses, and those of their families.
NAMI's "issue loop" can be found at www.nami.org/hotsoup. By signing on from the upper right hand corner of the Web page, people can begin contributing to discussions. Additional loops on HOTSOUP.COM will address other topic areas.
According to Senator McCain (R-AZ): "The people of influence in this country don't reside in
"Americans are tired of the spin they get from too many leaders today," said Senator Obama (D-IL). "If an online
To begin the HOTSOUP.COM dialogue, NAMI has posed the following questions on-line:
- How would you rate mental health care in your state?
- Is mental illness ever funny? Where does humor stop and stigma begin?
- How big of a role does faith play in healing?
- Should health insurance provide the same coverage for mental illnesses as other illnesses and diseases?
- Did you know that approximately 70 percent of youth in the juvenile justice system have at least one mental illness? How can we put their lives back on track?
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