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Carrie Fisher, Icon and Mental Health Advocate

December 28, 2016

Actor Carrie Fisher was best known for playing Princess Leia in Star Wars, but she also left a legacy as an advocate for removing the stigma surrounding mental illness, changing minds by opening up about her own struggle with depression and bipolar disorder. Read more at The Washington Post.

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Obama signs medical cures bill into law

December 13, 2016

President Obama signed the Medical Cures Bill into law. The bill includes important, bipartisan mental health polices that address suicide prevention, serious mental illness and more. Read more at thehill.com for information about the bill and whitehouse.gov for 3 letters that explain why President Obama is signing the Cures Act.  

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NAMI Seeks Volunteers for Pilot Program on PTSD Education

November 11, 2016

In recognition of Veterans’ Day and those who serve our country, NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is preparing to launch a new program to explain some of the most common treatment options for people experiencing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The program was created for service members and Veterans, but it’s also more »

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Can Metabolic Therapy Help People with Treatment-Resistant Depression?

November 10, 2016

Research funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) sought to answer the questions: Are metabolic abnormalities more likely for people with treatment-resistant depression? Might they respond to metabolic treatment? These are important questions to answer as 15% of cases of major depressive disorder are refractory to treatment. Treatment resistant depression can result in more »

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An Artist Photographs His Depression to Destigmatize Mental Illness

July 13, 2016

In his latest series of photographs, Abstract Peaces, South African photographer Tsoku Maela turns the lens on himself, taking us along on his personal quest to find peace in spite of his lifelong experience with depression and anxiety. The artist chronicles his journey as a way to express himself in a culture where mental illness more »

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