Historic Day or Missed Opportunity in Mental Health Care?

Source: Medscape Hello. This is Dr Jeffrey Lieberman of Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, speaking to you today for Medscape. On July 6, the House of Representatives passed what could be historic legislation in mental health care, possibly the most historic since the Mental Health Parity and Addiction EquityRead More

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Join NIH Depression Research Studies

Does depression impede your daily life? Are you currently feeling sad and hopeless, experiencing worthlessness and guilt, and have a lack of interest in everyday activities you once enjoyed? NIH studies are investigating the brain and experimental medications (such as ketamine and diazoxide) to rapidly reduce depressive symptoms.  Research includes: depressed adults ages 18 toRead More

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Mental Illness Emergency In US Senate

Mental Illness Reform May Actually Pass! But only if you call your Senator Now and urge him/her to Pass S-2680 with amendments. Thanks to you, the House of Representatives passed the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act by 422-2! Now there is late word that if enough people call by Friday, the Senate can be pressuredRead More

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NIH Research Study: How Does Puberty Affect Brain Development?

Your eight year old healthy child is invited to participate in an NIH outpatient research study that examines how puberty affects brain development. Participation includes 1-3 day outpatient visits to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland every 8-10 months until age 17, for a physical examination, body measurements, questionnaires, MRI scans, blood draws, urineRead More

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Yogaleena Yoga Studio Collects Donations For SARDAA

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Thank you Nadia Garza and  Yogaleena Yoga Studio & Boutique owner, Carolina, for taking the initiative to collect donations for SARDAA. A beautiful studio run by and servicing beautiful people. Join Yogaleena and DONATE today! Print PDF

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Message From Family Friends Coordinator Mary Ross

SARDAA FFS, Families and Friends, serves as a supportive group for those living in a support role of one challenged with Schizophrenia or related disorders. We are foremost concerned about being there for our loved ones, but also, very importantly, we must be there for ourselves. A couple of comments which I’ve come across which resonate withRead More

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Message From SA Administrator by Brian Donahue

On July 4TH, we celebrated America’s 240TH birthday.  240 years seems old to us in America, but consider that China can trace its civilization back 4000 years or more.  What does China have in common with America?  One thing is that there is a SA group forming in China. As SA Administrator, I have beenRead More

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Updates you don’t want to miss!

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Thanks to all your amazing feedback, we’re back with some shiny new updates to share and we can’t wait ‘til you see them! Check out your SARDAA Health Storylines app and explore the new bottom navigation bar. Sometimes self-care can get tough so we want to make it a little easier for you. WithRead More

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The Lewis Family’s Review about SARDAA

“We feel so sincerely blessed to have the opportunity to know such an organization as SARDAA. Over the past year of our experiences with SARDAA, we have learned so much about brain illness that we never really knew before. The expression “Knowledge is power” certainly applies in our opinion to SARDAA’s Brain Campaign – toRead More

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The Legal Action Center released Health Insurance for Addiction and Mental Health Care

A Guide to the Federal Parity Law.   This guide explains rights to insurance coverage for substance use and mental disorders.  Answers to questions such as: My health insurer denied me inpatient addiction treatment. Now what? My health insurer will only approve 2 days of residential addiction treatment at a time. What can I do? MyRead More

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