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How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

August 15, 2019

By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP Jul. 19, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2019/How-to-Keep-People-Engaged-in-Mental-Health-Treatm Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults more »

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Study Shows NAMI Homefront Helps Veteran Family Members

By Lisa Dixon, M.D. Aug. 02, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/Study-Shows-NAMI-Homefront-Helps-Veteran-Family-Me It’s no secret that the transition from war to civilian life is not easy for service members or their families. Add mental illness, and the already difficult experience can become a debilitating one. Unfortunately, this situation is very common. A 2014 study showed that nearly one out of four active more »

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Research gives new hope for mental illness treatment

July 17, 2019

By Dr. Susan L. McElroy  – Chief Research Officer, Lindner Center of HOPE, Nov 1, 2018 Cincinnati Business Courier https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/11/01/research-gives-new-hope-for-mental-illness.html Strong businesses grow strategically through solid research and development. Likewise, R&D provides hope for new innovation in the treatment of mental illnesses. There are exciting developments in psychiatric research, with three areas showing particular promise: development of novel more »

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How People With Mental Illness Can Find Employment

Jul 1, 2019 By Michael Monks Cincinnati Public Radio https://www.wvxu.org/post/how-people-mental-illness-can-find-employment#stream/0 The majority of individuals with serious mental illness express the desire to work, yet their employment rates are estimated to be 22%, with little more than half of that percentage working full-time. People struggling with serious mental illness are often labeled as “too sick” or more »

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Responding To Bipolar Psychotic Symptoms

By Amy Willer | Jun. 24, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2019/Responding-to-Bipolar-Psychotic-Symptoms A first experience with psychosis can be terrifying, exhilarating, disorienting or feel just plain ordinary. Sometimes it can seem ordinary because it was your reality for a while. Your senses and brain colluded to fabricate something that wasn’t actually there. It certainly felt real, though. For example, during my first psychotic more »

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