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If Depression Were Cancer

NATURE: Vol. 515 IF DEPRESSION WERE CANCER Research Into Depression Has Struggled, While Studies of Cancer Have Thrived - But the Balance Could Be Shifting.  By HEIDI LEDFORD November 13, 2014 If the extent of human suffering were used to decide which diseases deserve...

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At 50, Medicaid Still Gaining Momentum

Medicaid is turning 50 this month, and the program’s influence hasn’t slowed. In fact, experts say its role in behavioral healthcare is only expected to grow in the next 50 years. Currently the largest payer for mental health services in the country, Medicaid is...

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First Robust Genetic Links to Depression Emerge

NATURE: Vol. 523 FIRST ROBUST GENETIC LINKS TO DEPRESSION EMERGE Discoveries energize hunt for genes connected to mental illness.  By HEIDI LEDFORD July 16, 2015 Discoveries energize hunt for genes connected to mental illness. No one was more surprised than Jonathan...

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County Enacts Laura’s Law

County enacts Laura’s Law: Legislation authorizes courts to order treatment for individuals with mental illness June 17, 2015, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors enacted a law Tuesday that authorizes the courts to order...

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The Germanwings Tragedy

The Germanwings Tragedy Statement of Mary Giliberti Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness ARLINGTON, VA., March 31, 2015; NAMI shares the grief of the rest of the world over the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525. We extend our condolences to the...

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Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

THANK YOU to the many members and friends who contributed to our success — with donations and efforts — during the previous year. Predominantly a volunteer and membership driven organization, you make it happen. We couldn’t do it without you! Held at the Poplar Creek...

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