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It Is What It Is
My son was 8 years old the first time a doctor told me he had a psychotic illness ... I knew the meaning of the word psychotic, but I could not imagine it describing my son.

Parenting a mentally ill child
Raising a child who suffers from a mental illness brings significant challenges to a parent's skills and resources.

The Power of Higher Powers
In 1979, Thelma Gordon made a request that was considered pretty strange back then: She wanted her church to find a way to welcome and support people who suffered from mental illness.

Schizophrenia: Twice as Common as HIV/AIDS, But Survey Shows Americans Misinformed
Twice as many Americans live with schizophrenia than with HIV/AIDS, but a major report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reveals most Americans are unfamiliar with the disease.

Orthomolecular Medicine: Can vitamins help those that medications have failed?
Read more about orthomolecular medicine from Schizophrenia Digest.

Living with Schizophrenia: Poet and Author Pamela Spiro Wagner
An interview with Pamela Spiro Wagner, by Christina Bruni, a blogger for the Health Central Network site

Creative Synergy: A Portrait of New York City artist Martin Cohen
Read the latest cover story from Schizophrenia Digest about Martin Cohen, a New York city artist with schizophrenia.

Join the Club: The Hottest Trend in Recovery
Clubhouses share an emphasis on peer sup­port, with varying degrees of profes­sional involvement. Learn more about clubhouses from Schizophrenia Digest.

African American Families and Mental Health: What You Need to Know
NAMI has released A Family Guide to Mental Health: What You Need to Know, oriented especially to African-American families affected by medical illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Research Sheds Light on Genetic Factors in Schizophrenia
New gene study finds link between immune system and schizophrenia.

Portrait of a Family
New independent film Canvas, based on a true story, offers a sensitive, informed, and realistic picture of schizophrenia.

An Excerpt From My Memoir
Robin Cunningham presents an abridged excerpt from his upcoming memoir "One Mind Two Worlds." NAMI has partnered with HealthCentral to bring you stories from their website.

Coping with Schizophrenia: Don't Compare Yourself to Others
NAMI partners with to bring you relevant information from their Web site. The following is a blog entry by Robin Cunningham from's schizophrenia site.

Anti-Stigma Campaign Launched
New public service announcements targeted to 18-25 year olds are designed to decrease the negative attitudes that surround mental illness.

Changing the 'S' Word
Last spring, in a thought provoking article in Schizophrenia Digest, "What's in a name? A case for changing the 'S' word," writer Patricia Jane Teskey made a compelling case for changing the name for the disorder known as "schizophrenia."

His brother's keeper—& vice versa
Twin brothers Ronnie and Donnie share what it's like to live with schizophrenia and their path to recovery.

"Idol dreams" Tracy Moore's song of hope and discovery
American Idol hopeful Tracy Moore shares her experience in front of Simon Cowell and his shock when she shared with him that she has schizophrenia.

Millie Smiley steps "out of the shadow"
Susan Smiley talks to Schizophrenia Digest about her documentary "out of the shadow." The story includes excerpts from the film.

Taking Aim Together
A new study underscores the need for consumers and psychiatrists to talk about what they want from treatment. Schizophrenia Digest takes a look at this important issue and investigates ways in which consumers are psychiatrists are working together.

The Medication Journey
Adherence is an issue that confronts anyone working to manage a difficult medical condition. bp Magazine investigates the unique challenges faced by those with mental illness and offers insight for those facing the medication journey.


Test Your Schizophrenia Knowledge bullets
Schizophrenia does not make me any less of a person than anyone else. It does not mean my life is over.quote
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