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July 2011

Elyn Saks

Through Acceptance Comes Freedom

Gloria Huntly Award winner, Elyn Saks, has lived for more than 30 years with schizophrenia. Now, an associate dean at the USC Gould School of Law, Saks is working to improve the lives of individuals in psychiatric facilities.

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Soldiers

Army Program Aims to Keep Soldiers Fit in Mind and Body

With the creation of the Comprehensive Solider Fitness (CSF) program, the army begins to attempt to decrease the number of cases of PTSD and deaths by suicide.

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Artist

Creating Your Way to Recovery

The Awakenings Project located just outside Chicago is helping artists with mental illness develop their artistic creativity. By providing a venue, a new supportive community seeks to produce quality art and quality relationships.

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NAMI Bookshelf

NAMI Bookshelf

July 2011

Including a review of the books The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know by David J. Mikowitz, PhD, My Schizophrenic Life: The Road to Recovery from Mental Illness by Sandra Yuen MacKay and Sex, Love, and Mental Illness: A Couple's Guide to Staying Connected by Stephanie Buehler.

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Living Proof: Borderline Personality Disorder

A Soldier’s Journey: Testifying before the Senate

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Further Reading

Pets Provide Emotional, Social Support to Owners

Don't Tell Someone with PTSD To "Get Over It"

Guarding Privacy May Not Always Protect Adolescent Patients

Secondhand Smoke Boosts Kids' ADHD, Learning Disability Risks

Fighting Mental Health Stigma Is a Lifelong Battle

Some with Histories of Mental Illness Petition to Get Their Gun Rights Back



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