The largest study ever of schizophrenia patients finds that perhaps more than 100 genes are associated with the condition. Genetics has long been assumed to play a role.
JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight: understanding the connections between human genetics and schizophrenia.
The “Dimes for Donations” program allows customers to make a charitable contribution each time a plastic bag is refused in favor of their own bag.
All funds raised through the “Dimes for Donations” promotion will go directly to fund NAMI Marin’s free support and recovery-oriented programs, including the recovery education program, “In Our Own Voice,” where trained consumer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery.
Support NAMI Marin
Donations to the 10th Anniversary Bay Area NAMI Walk are accepted up to July 31, 2014. Help NAMI Marin, along with other Bay Area affiliates, fight the stigma of mental illness. Walk donations provide over one-third of the income we need to provide NAMI Marin’s free programs.
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.
As relatives and friends of those living with mental illness, we have the opportunity to influence the success or failure in Marin of a law designed to offer community-based assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) to a small population of individuals who meet strict legal criteria and who – as a result of their mental illness – are unable to access community mental health services voluntarily.