Conference Call with Pete Earley

  To anyone who missed the conference call with Pete Earley, you can hear it there is a recording of it at https://fccdl.in/mowjnB1Cs  fast forward to 2:30 minute You can also listen on phone by calling 712 775 7029 and entering Code 715149 followed by “#” To listen to the most recent recording, which isRead More

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Message From SA Administrator Brian Donahue

I shall start with a question:  If April showers bring  May flowers, what do Mayflowers bring?  The answer is:  Pilgrims—Ha, ha!  For us the month of May is Mental Health Awareness month.  SA is holding an all-day Workshop in Livonia, Michigan at the Livonia Embassy Suites on Saturday, May 21, 2016.   The third weekRead More

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Message From Executive Director

Beautiful things are happening! SARDAA has launched The BRAIN Campaign and The White House is listening. 12 million Americans live with a schizophrenia-related  brain illness.  Tragically 50% do not receive treatment, tragically instead they are punished/incarcerated, ostracized without treatment, left to suffer homelessly or perhaps die by suicide.  Until the community (judicial, legislative, medical, layRead More

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Study findings from Schizophrenia Bulletin

According to a study in Schizophrenia Bulletin, approximately 1 in 13 people worldwide will have at least one psychotic experience by the time he or she reaches the age of 75. For most, the first experience will occur in adolescence or young adulthood, but the report suggests that nearly a quarter will have their firstRead More

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“Invisible work” toll among family and unpaid caregivers

At a Glance Unpaid caregivers who helped with the health care of older adults experienced emotional, physical, and financial difficulties, as well as lower work productivity. The findings provide a better understanding of the unmet needs and challenges of this often invisible workforce, which plays a key role in the health care system. Family andRead More

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DoD and VA kick off new Interagency Coordination of Complex Care Effort

The Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced its ongoing effort to ease the transition for service members who require complex care management as they transition from the DoD system of health care to VA or within each system. The effort is designed to ease the burden for service members and Veterans,Read More

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1 Photo, 6 Words. #VetoViolence: Suicide Prevention

In August 2015, CDC and SAMSHA asked you to create unique photos/images with 6 words on how you prevent suicide. Here is your response. Print PDF

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Prevalence of Healthy Sleep Duration among Adults

Research shows that short sleep duration (<7 hours per night) is associated with greater likelihoods of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, frequent mental distress, and death. The first state-specific estimates of the prevalence of a ≥7 hour sleep duration in a 24-hour period show geographic clustering of lower prevalence estimates forRead More

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A BRIGHT Technological Future for Mental Health Trials

Playing games, watching movies, and paying bills through smartphones and tablets has become commonplace. Americans are used to doing almost everything through the technology in their pockets. Is mobile mental health research the next frontier in this smartphone revolution? Based on Dr. Patricia Areán’s  pioneering BRIGHTEN study, research via smartphone app is already a reality.Read More

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Symptoms Outdo Diagnoses in Predicting Bipolar Disorder in At-Risk Youth

Three types of symptoms emerged as powerful predictors of whether a youth with one parent with bipolar disorder will go on to develop the disorder, according to a study of 391 at-risk youth. The findings offer a much more specific roadmap than previously available for assessing risk of bipolar disorder early in at-risk youth, andRead More

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