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Reflecting on the Passing of Robin Williams

NAMI National Statement  by Mary Giliberti, Executive Director As we process the staggering news of Robin Williams’ tragic suicide, the scope of the public dialogue touches us all and reminds us that mental illness affects everyone. According to his press representative, Williams battled major depression and alcohol and drug addiction throughout his life, and had spoken more »

Laura’s Law – Historic Compromise in San Francisco

   Pioneering Accord Balances MH Treatment and Patients On July 8, 2014 the 11 member San Francisco Board of Supervisors (city council) voted 9-2 to implement a 2002 California state law, called Laura’s Law, which can compel certain individuals suffering from serious mental illness to undergo, under strict safeguards, outpatient treatment.The ordinance now goes to more »

NPR Talk: Schizophrenia: New Thinking, New Treatments

Schizophrenia: New Thinking, New Treatments TweetShareEmail Tue, Aug 5, 2014 — 9:00 AM Download audio (MP3)  Marvi Lacar/KQED Young people taking part in a mental illness prevention program called Kickstart fly kites at San Diego’s Seaport Village. Characterized by hallucinations and psychotic episodes, schizophrenia affects about 1 percent of people worldwide. Scientists are just beginning more »