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Sacbee – Laura’s Law can save lives of peopl...

When you’re not familiar with mental illness, you truly have no concept of what really is involved. Another View: Broken system leaves families, victims of mental illness helpless By Hans DeWitt and Candy DeWitt Special to The Bee Published: Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 – 12:00 am We are one of the many families referred to in the column “Families must step up and care for mentally ill” (Viewpoints, July 15). However, you...

HR3717: Is Congress being misled?

NAMI Marin has been working on gathering support for Congressman Tim Murphy’s bill, HR 3717, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. The comprehensive legislation fixes many of the broken elements of the mental health system. Today we’ve abandoned the most seriously mentally ill and use the US mental health budget for everyone else. In 1955 there were half a million public psychiatric beds for the seriously...

Consequences Nobody Talks About

There is a lack of information about cognitive losses . . . The Consequences of Mental Illness That Nobody Talks About www.huffingtonpost.ca Psychotic disorders are frequently accompanied by significant and disabling cognitive losses. Why don’t people learn about these cognitive losses? This lack of information has enormous negative consequences. For instance, families who have not been t…  ...

Schizophrenia: New Thinking, New Treatments

Characterized by hallucinations and psychotic episodes, schizophrenia affects about 1 percent of people worldwide. Scientists are just beginning to uncover the underlying biological basis for the illness, which is still little understood. A look at the latest research on schizophrenia, as well as emerging treatments that seek to prevent the disorder before it is fully formed. Host: Judy Campbell Guests: Amy Standen, reporter...