It Is What It Is
My son was 8 years old the first time a doctor told me he had a psychotic illness ... I knew the meaning of the word psychotic, but I could not imagine it describing my son.
Schizophrenia: Twice as Common as HIV/AIDS, But Survey Shows Americans Misinformed
Twice as many Americans live with schizophrenia than with HIV/AIDS, but a major report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reveals most Americans are unfamiliar with the disease.
Living with Schizophrenia: Poet and Author Pamela Spiro Wagner
An interview with Pamela Spiro Wagner, by Christina Bruni, a blogger for the Health Central Network site SchizophreniaConnection.com
African American Families and Mental Health: What You Need to Know
NAMI has released A Family Guide to Mental Health: What You Need to Know, oriented especially to African-American families affected by medical illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Research Sheds Light on Genetic Factors in Schizophrenia
New gene study finds link between immune system and schizophrenia.
An Excerpt From My Memoir
Robin Cunningham presents an abridged excerpt from his upcoming memoir "One Mind Two Worlds." NAMI has partnered with HealthCentral to bring you stories from their website.
Coping with Schizophrenia: Don't Compare Yourself to Others
NAMI partners with HealthCentral.com to bring you relevant information from their Web site. The following is a blog entry by Robin Cunningham from HeathCentral.com's schizophrenia site.
Anti-Stigma Campaign Launched
New public service announcements targeted to 18-25 year olds are designed to decrease the negative attitudes that surround mental illness.
Taking Aim Together
A new study underscores the need for consumers and psychiatrists to talk about what they want from treatment. Schizophrenia Digest takes a look at this important issue and investigates ways in which consumers are psychiatrists are working together.
NAMI Faces: Ramiro's Story
From abuse, addiction and jail to a better life. Read this powerful account of one man's journey along the path to mental illness recovery.
Recovery at Age 91
Mary Ann's tribute to her mother, Grace, telling the story of recovery at 91 years of age.
NAMI Launches National Campaign
Law enforcement, education, business, and health care leaders join forces. State campaigns to go in Florida, Iowa, W. Virginia, Maine, Kentucky, and Mass.
A NAMI Voice: Unemployment and Poverty as the Results of Disability Policy
A NAMI Voice: The High Cost of Stigma and Discrimination in the Workplace
A first-person account by Donna, a NAMI member and consumer advocate.
Mental Health Crisis Demands Sweeping Transformation
New national survey data shows 67% of mental health consumers in the prime of their lives are unemployed: 55% have an annual income of less than $10,000. Nation's grassroots, state and federal leaders call for unified commitment for immediate change.