Video — Integrating Mental and Physical Healthcare: Roger Kathol

How would your healthcare experience be different if you could obtain best-practices mental healthcare and physical healthcare in one place? This topic has been pretty buzzworthy in recent mental health advocacy. For example, Mary Palafox’s essay from IMHRO’s 2013 Brainstorm Essay Contest, Reclassify All Organic Brain Diseases Under Medicine, explores some of the reasons why integratingRead More

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Inclusion of Excellence Act in Medicare “Doc Fix” — $900 Million Dedicated to Mental Health Services

Washington, DC (March 26, 2014) — Congressional negotiators released a final Medicare SGR Repeal bill today that includes $900 million to fund the bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health Act. The Excellence Act, sponsored by Senators Stabenow (D-MI) and Blunt (R-MO) along with Representatives Matsui (D-CA) and Lance (R-NJ), would improve quality and expand access toRead More

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May 4th Mental Health and Dignity Day: Organizing Events in Communities Near You

Mental Health and Dignity Day

Every year communities across the country recognize mental health awareness in the month of May. This year a group of advocates are organizing to proclaim May 4th as Mental Health and Dignity Day. They are using the power of social media and grass roots organizing as a way of encouraging others to organize events in theirRead More

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Help SARDAA Win Award by Writing a Review on GreatNonprofits.org

Top Rated Nonprofit Awards

Each positive review will count toward the Top-Rated Awards. Tell everyone what you think of SARDAA! http://greatnonprofits.org/org/schizophrenia-and-related-disorders-alliance-of-america Print PDF

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April 8th Webinar: “Brain Plasticity: What Is It and Why Is It Important?”

Tuesday, April 8, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern Time Speaker: Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D. Alfred E. Mirsky Professor Head, Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology The Rockefeller University Dr. McEwen’s research has contributed significantly to elucidating the impact of stress and sex hormones on the brain’s chemistry and structure. Dr. McEwen’s emphasis is onRead More

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Video of the AEI Event, “Fixing the mental health care system: What Congress can do”

More than 9 million Americans have a serious mental illness, more than 3 million do not have treatment, and between 20 and 50 percent of all US inmates have a mental illness. How can we attempt to combat these challenges? On Friday, AEI’s Sally Satel hosted Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) to discuss flaws in currentRead More

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Effexor XR Recall (3 lots)

A voluntary nationwide recall of 3 different lots of the antidepressant venlafaxine (Effexor, Pfizer Inc) has been issued by the drug’s manufacturer owing to possible contamination with a heart drug and subsequent potentially fatal consequences. As a precaution, Pfizer Inc is recalling 1 lot of 30-count Effexor XR (venlafaxine HCI) 150 mg extended-release capsules, 1Read More

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Police Confront Rising Number of Mentally Ill Suspects

James Boyd, a homeless man camping in the Sandia Foothills here, could hear the commands of the police officers who were trying to move him out. The problem was that Mr. Boyd, 38, had a history of mental illness, and so was living in a different reality, one in which he was a federal agentRead More

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Preparing for the Knock on the Door

The knock on the door I knew would someday come was here. It was a bitter cold January night, about 11:15 pm. Two very kind but somber police officers brought news I already had felt in my heart—that my son was never coming home again. My son Joey had been killed earlier that evening. HeRead More

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LAST DAY!

For every bracelet (or other item) you buy from Bravelets this month, SARDAA will get a $20 donation (if we sell a minimum of 100 items). https://bravelets.com/bravepage/sardaa Print PDF

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