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NAMI Advocate e-newsletter

The NAMI Advocate e-newsletter (formerly NAMI Connection) provides periodic, lively news and stories of interest to NAMI supporters. It is published nine times per year and complements the NAMI Advocate magazine, NAMI's magazine for dues-paying members that arrives three times a year by regular mail.

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2012

APRIL

NAMI e-Advocate: April 2012
In this issue: The Pros and Cons of Using Antidepressants During Pregnancy, Dancing for NAMI? Now that's a Slam Dunk, Go Away Evil: Global Mental Health and Traditional Healers, reviews of the books Triggered and Defying Mental Illness

MARCH

NAMI Newsletter: March 2012
In this Issue: Can Fish Oil Help Prevent Psychosis?, The New Normal: Claire Danes, "Homeland" and Hollywood's New Take on Mental Illness, "Daddy's Home" Explains a Military Parent's PTSD to Kids and more.

FEBRUARY

NAMI e-Advocate: February 2012
In this issue: Paying it Forward, Many Living with Mental Illness Don't Receive Treatment, Raising Awareness Around the World, Book Reviews and Stories of Recovery

JANUARY

NAMI e-Advocate: January 2012
In this issue: Gaining Support and Fighting Stigma through Music, Integrated Care: Improving the Quality of Care Your Child Receives, Tips and Tools for Managing Your Health in the New Year, and a review of When the War Never Ends.

2011

NOVEMBER

NAMI e-Advocate: November 2011
In this issue Expansion of Education Programs Ensures Recovery for All, Too Much TV, Too Little Exercise Tied to Depression, Supported Work Program Inspires Dancer to Keep Moving and the NAMI Bookshelf.

OCTOBER

NAMI Advocate e-Newsletter: October 2011
In this issue: Preparing for the Road to Recovery, Nearly 350,000 New Vets Seek Mental Health Care, Take Shelter: A Different Kind of Movie and the NAMI Bookshelf

SEPTEMBER

NAMI Advocate e-Newsletter: September 2011
In this issue: Collaboration Aims to Ensure Unity in CIT, Why Psychotherapy Works: Its Affect on Brain Biology, Mental Illness Awareness Week 2011: Celebrate Your Way and the NAMI September Bookshelf

AUGUST

NAMI Advocate e-Newsletter: August 2011
In this issue: Altering the Course of Schizophrenia: Advancements in the RAISE Project, Handling the Stress of Heading Back to School, Fighting Stigma at the Voice Awards, NAMI Education Programs Help Latino Community

JULY

NAMI Advocate e-Newsletter: July 2011
In this issue: Through Acceptance Comes Freedom, Army Program Aims to Keep Soldiers Fit in Mind and Body, Creating Your Way to Recovery, NAMI Bookshelf, and more.

JUNE

NAMI Advocate e-Newsletter: June 2011
In this issue: After Disasters, Survivors Now Face Struggle with Mental Health... Mental Illness is a Top Concern for Youth Around the World... Family and Loved Ones Provide the Best Medicine... and more

MAY

NAMI Advocate e-Newsletter: May 2011
In this issue: Providing Knowledge and Support, Family Doctors are Key for Families Living with Mental Illness... Providing Help for All Communities, No Matter How Small... Securing Your Ticket to Independence: How the SSA Can Help You Find Employment... and more

APRIL

NAMI Advocate e-Newsletter: April 2011
In this issue:NAMI's Roots in the Past Provide Hope for the Future, NAMI's Roots in the Past Provide Hope for the Future, As Teens Face Tough Times, Some People Only Make Them Harder and more

MARCH

NAMI Advocate e-Newsletter: March 2011
In this issue: Mental Health Cuts: NAMI Fights Back; The Difficulty in Seeing Your Own Illness; Can Omega-3 Supplements Prevent Schizophrenia?

FEBRUARY

NAMI Advocate e-Newsletter: February 2011
In this issue: Identity Survey results, the Black Swan's Shadow and eating disorders, Workplace communication from a job coach, Sharing hope

JANUARY

NAMI Advocate e-Newsletter: January 2011
In this issue: Arizona, Identity and Recovery, Metabolic Syndrome, Anxiety and the Brain and NAMI Bookshelf.

2010

NOVEMBER

NAMI Advocate e-Newsletter: November 2010
In this issue: Celebrating Difference: Native American Mental Health Care;Assessing the Impact of the 2010 Mid-term Election; Meeting the Needs of Military Families; Next to Normal Tour; NAMI Bookshelf

OCTOBER

NAMI Advocate e-Newsletter: October 2010
Not a System Apart: Veterans Living with Mental Illness; Schizophrenia Today; The Leaders and the Bridge: Building a Grassroots Program; Personalized Donation Pages; NAMI Bookshelf

SEPTEMBER

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: September 2010
In this issue: Mental Illness and the Deaf Community;Health Care Reform Law Implementation Begins;Outpost for Hope, Locating the Invisible Missing People; New NAMI ADHD Resource Center;NAMI Bookshelf

AUGUST

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: August 2010
In this issue: Back to School, Culture and Diagnosis, Singer-songwriter Meg Hutchinson, Best Plans for Job Seekers, Schools and Children's Mental Health NAMI Bookshelf and more...

JULY

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: July 2010
In this issue: Bipolar disorder and pregnancy; Culture, language and mental health care; Cliff Richey, Tennis Champ; NAMI Bookshelf and the NAMI Blog

JUNE

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: June 2010
NAMI Blog, NAMIWalks, Beautiful Minds, Meeting Up for Recovery, NAMI Bookshelf and more

APRIL

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: April 2010
William Fitzsimmons: From Mental Health to Music, NAMI Pioneer Dies at Age 92, NIMH Schizophrenia Lecture Series: Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia, 2010 CIT International Conference, NAMI Bookshelf and more

MARCH

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: March 2010
In this issue: State Budgets: Soldiers Fight the Battle of Stigma, State Mental Health Cuts Continue: Take Action Today, BringChange2Mind and NAMIWalks, The Federal Parity Law's New Regulations, NAMI Bookshelf and more

JANUARY

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: January 2010
In this issue: State Budgets: If Ever There Was a Rainy Day, Lionel Aldridge: NAMI’s Super Bowl Connection, Health Care: Parity Update, Inside NAMI's Peer-to-Peer Education Program, Supported Employment: A Road to Recovery, National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI Bookshelf and more.

2009

DECEMBER

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: December 2009
In this issue: Send Your Governor a Holiday Card, Happy Holidays from NAMI: A Time for Reflection and Renewal, Contact Your Senator Today, Portrait of American Caregivers, Colleges Urged to Increase Mental Health Services, NAMI's Multicultural Action Center Releases New Sharing Hope Brochure and more...

NOVEMBER

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: November 2009
In this issue: Health Care Reform Legislation Advances in Congress; Voice Awards Honor Those Who Give Voice to Mental Illness Issues; NAMI Receives National LGBT Award; Actress Glenn Close is Changing Minds about Mental Illness and more...

OCTOBER

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: October 2009
In this issue: NAMI Supports Health Reform Bill, Moscow Ballet Teams with NAMI South Dakota; StigmaBusters: Halloween Horrors; Former Prime Minister of Norway Talks About Depression; NAMI Bookshelf; and more...

AUGUST

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: August 2009
In this issue: Senator Ted Kennedy: A Member of the NAMI Family; Study Finds Depression in Children as Young as 3; Dr. Ken Duckworth Talks about Dual Diagnosis on NPR; A Veteran Family Member's Take on the NAMI Family-to-Family Program; NAMI Hearts and Minds Online—Coming Soon; NAMI Bookshelf; and more...

JULY

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: July 2009
In this issue: NAMI Meets with President Obama; Real Soloist Caps Off NAMI Convention; New Design for NAMI.org; Death Penalty Victims Speak Out; NAMI Bookshelf; and more...

JUNE

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: June 2009
In this issue: NAMI 2009 Annual Convention; Borderline Personality Disorder; National Minority Mental Health Awareness; NAMI Bookshelf; and more...

MAY

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: May 2009
In this issue: Goldie Hawn Stands Up for Children’s Mental Health; Stars Come Out for NAMIWalks; Family-to-Family Partners with VHA; NAMI Bookshelf; and more...

MARCH

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: March 2009
In this issue: New Report: Mental Health Care System Gets a D Grade, NAMI Convention, July 5-9: Get Ready for Movies & Music, Have You Shared NAMI Today, In Our Own Voice: Living with Mental Illness, NAMI Bookshelf and more

FEBRUARY

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: February 2009
In this issue: Grading the States 2009; President Obama's Stimulus Package and Children's Health Insurance; A Look at Whether Comedy and Mental Illness Mix; Steps To Help Yourself If You're Depressed; NAMI Recovery Guide for GLBTQI Individuals; Voice Award Nominations and more...

JANUARY

NAMI Advocate E-newsletter: January 2009
In this issue: House T-shirts; 30th Anniversary;NAMI Connection: Two Years and Growing; NAMI Promotes Crisis Intervention for Youth; President Obama Stands with NAMI on Whistle Stop Tour;NAMI Bookshelf: and more

2008

DECEMBER

NAMI Advocate E-newsletter: December 2008
In this issue: Life After Ike; Patients and RNs Face Unprecedented Stress; Seasonal Affective Disorder; Tribute to Senator Pete Domenici; Why Do People with Mental Illness Die Younger?; Best of NAMI Bookshelf: and more...

NOVEMBER

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: November 2008
In this issue: Election 2008: Now What?; Breakdown; Parents and Teachers as Allies; A Family Guide; The Soloist Premiere Postponed; NAMI Bookshelf; and more...

SEPTEMBER

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: September 2008
In this issue: MIAW 2008: Building Community, Taking Action; Hope's Messengers Documentary; The Right to Vote: What You Need to Know; Ten Tips for Managing Stress; Election 2008 Resources; NAMI Bookshelf; and more.

AUGUST

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: August 2008
In this issue: Jimmy Piersall -- When Stigma Struck Out; Promoting Positive Outcomes in College; Our Kids: What About Your Child's School?; Mrs. United States Educates America about Mental Illness; Harmony Kingdom House of Peers NAMI Bookshelf; and more...

JUNE

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: June 2008
In this issue: Schizophrenia: Public Attitudes, Personal Needs; Covering the Uninsured; Unclaimed Children; NIMH and NIDA Research; NAMI Bookshelf; and more...

MAY

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: May 2008
In this issue: MTV True Life features NAMI member; MIAW Toolkit available online; NAMI releases Women and Depression brochure; Voice Awards; NAMI Blog; and more...

MARCH

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: March 2008
In this issue: Interview with Dr. Xavier Amador; NAMI teams up with HealthCentral.com for Mental Health Creativity Contest; NAMI Connection turns one; NAMI Bookshelf; and more...

FEBRUARY

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: February 2008
In this issue: New book and film highlights redemptive power of music; Blood test may diagnose bipolar disorder; NAMI moves forward on GLBT issue; NAMI Bookshelf; and more...

JANUARY

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: January 2008
In this issue: NAMI Executive Director comments on Britney Spears; Dr. Ken Duckworth and Jane Pauley on PBS, Anand Pandya, M.D. discusses "the father of lobotomy" with online panel, Canvas DVD released; and more.

2007

DECEMBER

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: December 2007
In this issue: NAMI, Steve Case, and a health revolution; Your vote will make a difference in 2008; The Singing Scientist; An interview with Patricia Larkins Hicks; NAMI Bookshelf: Best of 2007; and more.

OCTOBER

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: October 2007
In this issue: Joey Pants blogs for NAMI; Depression in the workplace; Maurice Bernard speaks out; Author conquers schizophrenia; NAMI bookshelf; and more...

SEPTEMBER

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: September 2007
In this issue: One step closer to parity; How many pharmacies should you use?; Online campus mental health fair; Welcome back awards; NAMI bookshelf; CANVAS hits theaters; and more.

AUGUST

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: August 2007
In this issue: One Really Good Idea, Making the education system work for your child, NAMI Bookshelf, and more!

JULY

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: July 2007
In this issue: NAMI launches new recovery support program, CANVAS, Neuroscience and the brain, and more!

MAY

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: May 2007
In this issue: Hearts & Minds, Online; Join the Club(house); Fighting Stigma on Campus; NAMI Bookshelf; Weekly Podcasts on Depression; and more!

MARCH

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: March 2007
In this issue: Soccer therapy; Psychiatric Advance Directives; African American Mental Health; NAMI Bookshelf, Borderline Personality Disorder; NAMIWALKS and more

JANUARY

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: January 2007
In this issue we meet a father and daughter and learn about the effects of mental illness, review John Grisham's latest book, provide facts on Seasonal Affective Disorder, and more.

2006

DECEMBER

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: December 2006
In this final issue of the NAMI Advocate e-newsletter for the year, we take a look back at how the NAMI movement has been on the move in 2006. We also list the best books and movies of 2006, provide tips on coping with schizophrenia, report on a new National Anti-Stigma Campaign, remember Bebe Moore Campbell, and more.

OCTOBER

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: October 2006
In this issue we take a look at the role of psychiatric service dogs in recovery. We also have a first-person account of a family living with schizophrenia, a review of a new book on depression, and much more.

SEPTEMBER

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: September 2006
In this issue of the NAMI Advocate e-newsletter we provide the results of a new survey of college mental health services. We also take a look at a new album that raises awareness of mental illness, a memoir on depression, and much more.

AUGUST

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: August 2006
In this issue of the NAMI Advocate e-newsletter we take a look back at the 2006 NAMI national convention held in Washington, DC, June 28 – July 2. We also examine a new depression survey, national anti-stigma efforts, and more.

JUNE

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: June 2006
In this issue of the NAMI Advocate e-newsletter we examine the effects of summer heat on those who take medications for mental illnesses. We also provide a first-person article on hypomania, an excerpt from the fifth edition of Dr. Torrey’s classic guide, Surviving Schizophrenia, and much more.

APRIL

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: April 2006
In this issue of the NAMI Advocate e-newsletter we examine recent studies on the effectiveness of medications to treat mental illness. We also review a new documentary about a family living with schizophrenia, kick off NAMIWalks 2006, and much more.

MARCH

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: March 2006
In this issue of the NAMI Advocate e-newsletter we examine the release of NAMI’s Grading the States report with a spotlight on the Consumer and Family Test Drive. Additionally, we cover a new report on stigma, a book that examines the rapid cycling that exists today between hospitals, courthouses, and jails for people with serious mental illness, and more.

JANUARY

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: January 2006
In this issue of the NAMI Advocate e-newsletter, in light of the recent tragedy in Miami, we take a look at air travel and mental illness. We also cover recent studies on the effectiveness of medications, a provocative new book, an innovative approach to cultural outreach, and much more.

2005

NOVEMBER

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: November 2005
In this issue of the NAMI Advocate e-newsletter, we examine the myth that the holidays trigger increases in depression and suicide. We also spotlight the best books, movies, and television of 2005 as well a new documentary set to broadcast on local ABC-TV stations starting in December.

SEPTEMBER

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: September 2005
The latest issue of the NAMI Advocate e-newsletter spotlights Hurricane Katrina's immediate impact on Mississippi; and upcoming events such as Mental Illness Awareness Week, and much more.

AUGUST

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: August 2005
In this issue of the NAMI Advocate e-newsletter, back to school strategies, NAMI members honored as voices against stigma, and NAMI on Campus.

JUNE

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter: June 2005
The NAMI Advocate e-newsletter is NAMI's newest e-newsletter, launched May 2005, and provides periodic, lively news and stories of interest to NAMI supporters.

MAY

NAMI Advocate e-newsletter intro
The NAMI Advocate e-newsletter (formerly NAMI Connection) provides periodic, lively news and stories of interest to NAMI supporters.


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