Comments on ‘Out of the Shadow’ Documentary by the Filmmaker, Susan Smiley

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Nearly 6 years in the making, ‘Out of the Shadow’ is a deeply personal film that was truly a labor of love, as well as a mission. Many years ago, before I started making documentaries for a living, I knew there was one story I had to tell, a story I had no choice butRead More

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WHY SA?

By Margery Wakefield (and friends) Tonight I am getting together with my friends – my friends being a dozen or so schizophrenics from the Denver, Colorado area. We get together every Monday night from 7:00 to 8:00pm to share our experiences, strength and hope with one another. In other words, to have an SA group.Read More

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Reflection of Memorial Day

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Memorial Day was great this past weekend. Normally, this is a somber time for those of us who are veterans. As a veteran I can tell you that often I do not look forward to these veteran holidays and July 4th due to the fact that it often times brings up memories of not beingRead More

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Mental Health and the Media

The media, mental illness, and another shooter is securing the spotlight on a holiday that is meant for memorializing our heroes and honoring them. It is troubling and sublimely disheartening that our media focuses on yet another shooter. The most troubling aspect of this is that the media consistently no matter which shooter it isRead More

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Photos and Archive of Radio Interview with SARDAA Executive Director

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SARDAA Executive Director Linda Stalters was interviewed on Small Business Today Internet Radio on April 16, 2014. Listen to archive: www.mjwjtalkradio.com   Print PDF

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The Cost of Not Caring: Nowhere to go

The Financial and Human Toll for Neglecting the Mentally Ill More than half a million Americans with serious mental illness are falling through the cracks of a system in tatters, a USA TODAY special report shows. The mentally ill who have nowhere to go and find little sympathy from those around them often land hardRead More

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Electronic App May Help Schizophrenia Patients to Avoid Hallucinations

It turns out that the frontal lobe in the brains of schizophrenia patients does not function exactly the way it should. As a result, these patients have a lesser degree of impulse control and are unable to filter out their inner voices. “Every one of us hears inner voices or melodies from time to time. The differenceRead More

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Mental Health Now Covered Under ACA, but Not for Everyone

Several states are trying new experiments to ensure complete coverage, while others opt out altogether. Mix mental illness with politics and the business of health insurance, add heavy doses of stigma and judgment, and it’s not surprising that providing mental and behavioral health treatment is as complicated as ever, despite promising language in the AffordableRead More

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Murphy Discusses ‘Helping Families’ Legislation at APA Assembly

Patients with serious mental illness have a right to treatment and a right to get better. That’s what Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) said in an address this morning to the APA Assembly, in which he discussed the bill he is sponsoring in Congress titled the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act” (HR 3717). TheRead More

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