June 29, 2007

Stanford University Bipolar Education Day - July 14th

Stanford University is hosting its 3rd annual bipolar disorder education day on July 14th, 2007. This is a great way for the psychiatric department at any university to give back to the local community and provide accessible information. Our coverage of past Stanford Bipolar Education days (with views of their presentations) is here: Bipolar Disorder Information and Treatment Presentations and also here: Highlights from Bipolar/Schizophrenia Education Day. Read more...
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October 11, 2006

Bipolar Awareness Campaign: Mania vs. Depression

October 5th 2006 was this years Bipolar Awareness Day, as part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness's (NAMI) annual Mental Illness Awareness Week. This included; events, movie viewings, donations, free mental health screenings, as well as posters promoting awareness of mental illnesses, all in hopes of educating and reducing stigma. Read more...
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August 28, 2006

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance 2006 Conference in San Mateo, California - September 9th

Can people living with depression and bipolar disorder make full recoveries? That's the central theme of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance's (DBSA) upcoming conference in San Mateo on Saturday, September 9, at the San Mateo Marriott. The conference is co-sponsored by DBSA California, the national organization's state chapter. Hundreds of mental health consumers, family members and clinical experts are expected to attend the highly-anticipated conference, Living Well: Making Recovery Real. DBSA is the leading national patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses -- depression and bipolar disorder. The organization's conferences provide an opportunity for consumers to connect Read more...
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October 20, 2005

Depression Conference in Pennsylvania

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Pennsylvania (NAMI-PA), announced the theme of the statewide conference, "Depression: Its Impact on the Workplace, Home and Community," to be held on Friday, October 28, 2005, through Sunday, October 30, 2005, at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel in Harrisburg, cosponsored by the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. NAMI-PA will offer a Criminal Justice Symposium on Thursday, October 27, for district justices, sheriffs, police officers, attorneys, and others involved in the criminal justice system. CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS RICHARD J. CODEY, ACTING GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY, is the keynote speaker at the conference luncheon on FRIDAY, OCTOBER Read more...
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September 20, 2005

CATIE Study Finds One Size Does Not Fit All

The CATIE study was a landmark research study on the clinical effectiveness, as well as side effects of 4 atypical antipsychotics and 1 typical antipsychotic. It was funded by NIMH instead of drug companies, making it a valid source of information. The study was aimed at those with schizophrenia, but it is still important for those with bipolar disorder since many take antipsychotics as well. Also, because it is the first head to head study of antipsychotics without any conflict of interest. Today the American Psychiatric Association (APA) commented on the groundbreaking research on schizophrenia that will be published in Read more...
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September 16, 2005

Walk for Mental Health Stigma

The stigma associated with mental illness is well known and although it has lessened over the years, it is still a real problem. For those of us living in New York, there is going to be a walk for mental illness that is being held to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. Also, I don't believe you have to pay to participate. It seems like a great event to attend and for everyone to benefit from. The fourth annual "LI Festival & Walk for Mental Health" [LI stands for Long Island] is scheduled for Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 1:00 Read more...
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September 11, 2005

Katrina Survivors at Risk for Mental Illness

Katrina Survivors At Higher Risk for Mental Illness-Hurricane Katrina affected all of our lives, even if we do not live directly in the path of destruction. Our country watched in horror as news agencies captured on camera the pain and suffering of tens of thousands of individuals as they waited for aid. The victims of Katrina not only have to worry about the physical items lost, but also need to care for their psychological needs as they try to cope with the complete upheaval of their life. They may experience depression, anxiety, or post traumatic stress syndrome. H.M. Cooper, psychologist, Read more...
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September 4, 2005

NAMI Creates Fund for Mentally Ill in Hurricane Disaster

More Than A Half Million Persons in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi Live With Mental Illnesses ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has established a special dedicated fund to help provide relief to individuals and families affected by serious mental illnesses in the Gulf region left devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Donations to the NAMI Katrina Hurricane Relief Fund can be made on-line at http://www.nami.org or at any Wachovia bank nationwide (Account 200024603407). NAMI has made initial contact with state departments of mental health in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas and will be working to Read more...
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