Jumping to Conclusions Predicts Worse Psychosis Outcomes

Patients with first-episode psychosis who jump to conclusions may be at risk for significantly worse longer-term clinical outcomes, new research shows. Investigators from King’s College London, United Kingdom, found that the trait of jumping to conclusions (JTC) was linked to a significant increase in the number of days of hospitalization and a more than threefoldRead More

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Unlocking the Black Box of Schizophrenia; When schizophrenia resembles PTSD

The Sovereign Health Group is excited to release the fourth part of its editorial campaign “Unlocking the Black Box of Schizophrenia.” This series explores the biological origins, symptoms and stigma associated with schizophrenia. This month-long campaign is designed to promote schizophrenia awareness during the month of May, which is designated as Mental Health Month, andRead More

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Recovery Story by Todd Jensen

I always had a tough time dealing with other people while growing up. I absolutely had no laid-out plan for what I wanted to do with my life—no goals, no dreams to be anything except maybe to have my own radio show. But that is the only thing I wanted out of life. I hatedRead More

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Veterans on Deck

My name is Erika and I am a prior Naval Hospital Corpsman Second Class.  I have served from 2006 to 2013 starting from Great Lakes, Illinois to places such as Japan and even onboard ship. I have a passion for medicine and now that I am separated I am also passionate about helping Veterans. With thatRead More

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NIMH Request for Brief Perspectives on the State of Mental Illness Research

NIMH has released a Request for Information (RFI) entitled “NIMH Request for Brief Perspectives on the State of Mental Illness Research” in order to invite external viewpoints on the state of mental illness research and NIMH’s role in the development of this research.  This is for use in developing briefing materials that will represent theRead More

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Take a stand for brain health for Schizophrenia Awareness Week

This Schizophrenia Awareness week, do something to change the perception of brain illnesses. Take a stand to educate, encourage, and advocate on behalf of brain health by taking part in SARDAA’s Brain campaign. Simply go to the Brain Campaign on your app and take the pledge today! Print PDF

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Decriminalizing Mental Illness

Over the last 30 years, the U. S. prison system has become home to more than 350,000 individuals living with a severe mental illness — that is 10 times the number of patients that receive treatment in state psychiatric hospitals. Our under-resourced, and overcrowded jails and prisons are not equipped to support these individuals,Read More

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What If People Treated Physical Illness Like Mental Illness?

It’s no secret there’s a serious stigma attached to mental illness. According to the CDC, only 25 percent of people with mental health issues feel that other people are compassionate and sympathetic toward them. It’s a shameful statistic when one in four people have been touched by some form of mental illness. Experts say thatRead More

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Federal Grant Funds Now Available to Launch New AOT Programs!

They said it couldn’t happen! As a result of our dedicated advocacy and your support, the federal government has – for the first time ever – allocated $15 million for assisted outpatient treatment (AOT). SAMHSA posted a grant announcement earlier this week inviting state and local authorities to apply for up to four years ofRead More

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Message From Family & Friends Coordinator Mary Ross

I’ve been involved lately in the annual ‘walk’ of our ally, NAMI (Greater Milwaukee chapter).  With respect to our ‘partnership’, given all that I have learned and benefited from SARDAA’s influence and commitment, I put forth an effort via team ‘SZ the DAY!, SZ of course referring to  Schizophrenia (and related disorders).  This servesRead More

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