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June 2017 News Listing

#Act4MentalHealth! Join NAMI’s Virtual Hill Day

Every great movement is fueled by powerful voices. This is the time to raise your voice for mental health and say, “We need more mental health care, not less.” Join NAMI’s Virtual Hill Day and more than 1,000 NAMI advocates who will be meeting in-person on Capitol Hill to ask Senators to #Act4MentalHealth TODAY. Make more

MLB Umpire John Tumpane Saves Woman Attempting Suicide on Pittsburgh Bridge

Major League Baseball umpire John Tumpane reportedly saved a woman from a railing on the Roberto Clemente Bridge Wednesday afternoon. According to Stephen J. Nesbitt and Steph Chambers of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tumpane saw a woman climbing over a railing above the Allegheny River and went over and “locked both arms around her back.” “At more

Division III Profile: Jennifer Maxwell Takes ‘One Step Forward’

Project combines art, animation, and computer science to create a community animated film built from art made by people recovering from mental illness. Jennifer Maxwell’s Division III capstone project took her across the United States, to jails, hospitals, and support groups, with one mission in mind: to encourage recovery in mental illness through art. Maxwell is more

Will you lose your mental health coverage?

Please take a moment and send a message to Senate today! The Senate is discussing health reform and may take action soon. They have a decision to make: protect mental health care or make devastating cuts to Medicaid. Medicaid is the foundation of our community mental health system. It is the main provider of mental more

The Smartphone Psychiatrist Frustrated by the failures in his field, Tom Insel, a former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, is now trying to reduce the world’s anguish through the devices in people’s pockets.

Sometime around 2010, about two-thirds of the way through his 13 years at the helm of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)—the world’s largest mental-health research institution—Tom Insel started speaking with unusual frankness about how both psychiatry and his own institute were failing to help the mentally ill. Insel, runner-trim, quietly alert, and constitutionally more

UCLA researchers link genetics, brain morphology to autism, schizophrenia

UCLA researchers discovered that individuals with certain brain structures and genetics are at a higher risk of autism and schizophrenia. The researchers found that certain chromosomal abnormalities can increase individuals’ risk of schizophrenia and autism. These findings could help explain the biology behind these neuropsychiatric disorders and help researchers understand their causes at a cellular more