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March 2011

Arizona

Mental Health Cuts: NAMI Fights Back

In a special report, State Mental Health Cuts: A National Crisis, NAMI mapped the depth of mental health cuts that have occurred even as the need for help has increased because of the nation's economic distress and troops returning home from war.

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Identity

The Difficulty in Seeing Your Own Illness

Despite schizophrenia's outward expressions that make the illness perceptible to an onlooker, many people living with schizophrenia do not believe they have an illness. This lack of awareness, or insight, into their own illness is known as anosognosia.

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Omega 3

Can Omega-3 Supplements Prevent Schizophrenia?

Providing treatment and support in the prodromal phases of schizophrenia has been effective in producing more positive results for individuals living with schizophrenia. In attempts to delay and even prevent the onset of schizophrenia, attention has been given to individuals meeting criteria considered to have a high-risk for developing psychosis.

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NAMI Bookshelf

NAMI Bookshelf

March 2011

Diagnosis: Schizophrenia: A Comprehensive Resource for Consumers, Families and Helping Professionals and Climates of the Mind: A Bipolar Memory Including the Therapy Journals.

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Further Reading

Bloomberg, March 24
Workers gain under Obama disability rule

NPR, March 22
'Suicide by cop' leads soldier on chase of his life

The Washington Post, March 21
Psychologists seek authority to prescribe psychotropic medications

TIME, March 14
Tending to Japan's psychological scars

CNN, March 7
U.S. has highest bipolar rate in 11-nation study

The Center for Public Integrity, March 9
Despite Tucson and rising needs, mental health takes a back budget seat

The Economist, March 3
Therapist-free therapy?

U.S. News, Mar. 1
Pot use in youth ups risk of psychotic symptoms in later life



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