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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Message From SA Administrator Brian Donahue

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Here in Torrington, Connecticut, we will celebrate tomorrow evening with a Candlelight Vigil.  At this Vigil, persons in recovery will read their personal stories of recovery. On May 21ST, we are holding a one-day Workshop on SA.  You must register before May 16TH, so we know how muchRead More

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Unlocking the Black Box of Schizophrenia – 7 myths about schizophrenia

Few mental disorders are as misunderstood as schizophrenia. When we turn on the television, we’re saturated with images of unpredictable “psychotic” villains. The word “schizo” is an insult that might be heard in a high school hallway. People with schizophrenia are often discriminated against, in part because most of the public doesn’t understand what schizophreniaRead More

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Make your SARDAA Health Storylines app your own

Sardaa Health Storylines

Did you know that you can customize your SARDAA Health Storylines app to best meet your wellness needs? You can personalize your app with the tools that you need to optimize your care and wellbeing. Simply go to the tool library on the left-sidebar of your app, and browse through many categories to findRead More

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