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Stigmatizing Media Portrayals: What Can We Do?

November 3, 2017

October 23, 2017 | By Emma Frankham The media often reports on individuals with mental illness. However, little is known about how accurately the media portrays these individuals. Are journalists getting mental illness “right?” It seems the answer is no. I analyzed news reports about individuals with mental illness who were killed by police during 2015 and 2016 and more »

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Mental Health On Capitol Hill Update

This summer, with the help of your advocacy, we defeated Congress’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. And just a few weeks ago, we fought back again against the dangerous Graham-Cassidy health reform bill. Now, the White House has announced plans that would make significant changes to mental health coverage. Meanwhile, congressional more »

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Pa. among worst states for criminals with serious mental health issues

November 1, 2017

October 30, 2017 | By Christopher Huffaker In a first-of-its-kind report, an advocacy organization that ranked how well states care for inmates with serious mental illness gave Pennsylvania a “D” grade. Pennsylvania scored poorly on most fronts measured by the Washington, D.C.-area-based Treatment Advocacy Center, according to the recently released Treat or Repeat report — more »

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Genetic test helps pick the right drugs for mental health

October 25, 2017 | By Tom Avril Like many people suffering from depression, Vince Sparks tried various drugs for decades with little long-term success. In 2013, a genetic analysis, performed by a fast-growing King of Prussia-based company called Genomind, revealed a possible reason. The Mullica Hill resident was born with a genetic quirk that impaired more »

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NAMI CAN/My Life Too and My Life Schedule Change

October 31, 2017

NAMI CAN/ My Life Too Parent Support Group and MY Life has been rescheduled from November 9, 2017 to Tuesday November 14, 2017 at 5:30 at Abington Health Center, Warminster Campus, 225 Newtown Rd., Warminster.

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