2014 SARDAA Film Festival: Call for Entries

Event date: Saturday May 17, 2014 Deadline:  Entries to be submitted by Saturday March 22, 2014! Criteria Each work should be schizophrenia spectrum related and will be judged solely on its own merits. Four videos will be selected to show; each followed by a Q & A by either the subject of the film and/or theRead More

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March Fundraiser: Wear a Bracelet That Symbolizes Hope, Courage and Strength

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For every bracelet (or other item) you buy from Bravelets this month, SARDAA will get a $20 donation (if we sell a minimum of 100 items). Link to Bravelets Page Print PDF

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After 20 Hours in Solitary, Colorado’s Prisons Chief Wins Praise

The cells where inmates are kept in solitary confinement at the state penitentiary here are 7-by-13-foot boxes arranged in semicircular tiers. When the warden, Travis Trani, heard that Rick Raemisch, Colorado’s new chief of corrections, intended to spend a night in one of them, he had two reactions. “I thought he was crazy,” Mr. TraniRead More

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Study Finds Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Associated With Psychotic, Other Psychiatric Disorders

A large international research project has validated previous findings that chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, a neurogenetic disorder characterized by deletion of a small part of chromosome 22, is associated with high rates of schizophrenia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and anxiety and unipolar mood disorders. –Psychiatric News Alert Full Article Print PDF

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MARGERY PICKS AND PANS: BOOK REVIEW

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 Crazy: A Creative and Personal Look at Mental Illness By Michael Hanna and Tami Leino Hanna Copyright 2012 Winner of the Colorado Book Awards   Available on the website:  www.adamsplacecrazy.org Or by mail:  Send a check for $33.00 for the book + shipping to: Adams Place  (make check out to Adams Place) 7931 S.Read More

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Alexander’s Story (Moscow)

Probably I had a disorder in childhood.  I was very afraid of nuclear war and always ran for my mother.  I was impressionable all my life.  Some disorder was in high school mathematics.  I got to the hospital in my first year in the institute because of missed classes.  I was given a very easyRead More

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Who Should Decide What Medications You Should Take? Your Clinician or the Government?

SARDAA is grateful to Rep. Murphy, a clinical psychologist, who grilled an official with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at a committee hearing on Wednesday.  Murphy said, “You are the people’s worst fears—you have no background, no education, no degree, and are practicing medicine without a license”. The new federal regulation would reduce access toRead More

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March 11th Webinar: “The Surprising Health Disparity: Suicide among Men in the Middle Years”

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Tuesday, March 11th, 2-3 PM EST This webinar is designed to support the development of best practices for suicide prevention among men in the middle years of life. Bringing together panelists from the US and Ireland, this webinar will provide data on the scope of the problem, a framework for conceptualizing suicide prevention strategies,Read More

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Ask Dr. Michael Knable about an Online Guide to Mental Health Apps

To help you decide which of these software apps might best help you or your loved one, there is a new website managed by IMHRO called PsyberGuide.org. PsyberGuide rates and profiles a wide range of apps and other software aimed at treating or managing psychiatric illness. In this month’s Brain Waves segment, Dr. Michael Knable, PsyberGuide’sRead More

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BITs and BYTEs

One of the upsides of so many snowstorms this winter has been the chance to catch up on reading. I’ve been enjoying Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee’s book the Second Machine Age about the social revolution instigated by the digital revolution. One story they recount is about the Dutch chess grand master Jan Hein Donner.  When the authorsRead More

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