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Veterans' Issues: The Long Walk Home
: Abilify has been studied in more than 5,500 patients, including more than 1,250 patients who were...
2003 Ken Book Awards Breakfast
: ...some of the books findings: 1) untreated schizophrenia has lower relapse rate than treated...
Stigma in the Cinema Presentation
: …when mental illness comes to light, the media blows the violence myth way out of proportion.
Quincy Boykin Remembered
: Although he's departed, he remains a part of the community...We've lost a leader but Quincy was...
An Afternoon to Never Forget
: I will share with you my reflections on October 4th's benefit/fundraiser for the fine publication...
Mental Health Circus
: "…developmentally disabled and physically disabled Americans, mental health consumer groups…Jewish,...
Time to Celebrate!
: I love life…There is beauty in all of it.
Minds and Hands Make Art
: I recommend this experience to anyone wishing to channel their energies into something purely...
Discussing the Life of a Remarkable Soul
: Yu's most recent documentary In the Realms of the Unreal is the subject of my interview with her....
December Tenth International Human Rights Day
: Mental health consumers must be regarded as equals in order for their human rights to be respected...
Interview with Electroboy Author Andy Behrman
: Andy's book is a turbulent spin through the life of a twenty-eight-year-old manic-depressive art...
Adult Home Residents Speak Out
: …when asked what he would say to a young person first entering the mental health system [an adult...
Legislators, the Media and the Public Experience Schizophrenia
: One participant remarked after using the machine, 'that was really frightening.' It surely is. That...
National Forum for Change
: Every year, the National Mental Health Association (NMHA) has its conference in Washington, DC, a...
Sisters Who Have Come Out of the Shadow
: Sisters Susan Smiley and Tina Kotulski were interviewed individually and on separate occasions, but...
: Clubhouses are supporting thousands of people with mental illness as they play important roles in...
Creativity and Mental Illness
: …the more a profession relies on emotional elements and subjective forms of creative expression,...
Goodbye to Activist Heather Barr
: …[RIPPD members are] real people who everyone feels are really messed up…[but they] become real...
Suicide Survivors Channel Emotions Through Art
: The following is taken from an interview with Kim Strouse, Director of Rita Project ("Rita" is...
Funding Cuts Cut Right to the Bone
: The New York State Office of Mental Health lost $7.7 million and has been forced to cut its...
From the Editor's Desk
: Our mission is to destigmatize mental illnesses by helping people to realize that they are no one's...
Great Turnout at Brooklyn Film Festival
: The Master Narrative, which documented the history of psychiatric treatment, omitted the cruelty...
City Voices New Deal
: We may be underdogs in our chaotic world, but we are also beacons of light for those lost in it.
Inspirational Conference at South Beach Psychiatric
: Hiring peer employees…may very well foster positive outcomes and deliverables for any hospital to...
City Voices, Incorporated
: Our project recently incorporated as City Voices, Inc. in the state of New York. It is possible...
Peer Employees Enjoy a Picnic in the Sun
: It is a tradition at the Baltic Street Mental Health Board, Inc., New York City’s largest employer...
From the Editor’s Desk
Major Issues Discussed at MHANYS Conference
: We hope that the voices from the gay community, the young people and the veterans will be more...
City Voices On Its Way
The City Voices Saga Continues
: We should expect to fail a lot, to hopefully succeed where it counts, and to ultimately make a...
City Voices Saga Continues
Interview with the Author of The Uninvited Guest
First Break: Where Do I Go From Here?
: My plans fell apart late in my third year of college when I started hearing voices ... Part of the...
A Healing Arts Experience
: Overall, what we realized was that as mental health consumers, we need creative outlets to express...
Since My First Break: An Update
: it is difficult for me to live with schizophrenia even now. Though I've come a long way since my...
First Break: One Year Later
: I'm part of a culture that mocks mental illness, fearing it and misunderstanding it. I grew up...
Billy: A Recovery Story from the Past
: People who have been diagnosed with a mental illness open up to you when they discover you have one...
: Supportive Housing applications are generally prepared by a case manager... However, other...
First Break: "To Be or Not to Be"
: Two overriding facts became clear: my life would never be the same again; and I had a choice of...
Teaching the Professionals
: When I was treated as an inpatient by psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers and staff,...
First Break: A Cycle Going Nowhere
: The good news is that if you face down the dragon your life can resume its course ... Since...
Answers From Margaret Ray's Mother
: We all remember Margaret Ray who became fodder for the tabloid media for becoming obsessed with...
MHANYS' Annual Legislative Conference
: Mental health workers in the not-for-profit sector continue to be paid at or near the poverty level.
Rae Unzicker Dies
: Her articles and essays were widely published, and she was named an Outstanding Woman in America by...
NMHA's Annual Conference
: After the final award, Stuart Perry got everyone to give a moment of silence for the late Ken...
National Coalition Conference
: Patrick Kennedy delivered an impassioned speech about how mental illness is as serious as physical...
Mental Health Book Awards Breakfast
: Steve Goldfinger, when presenting a special award to Claire Berman and posthumously to Ken Steele...
16th Annual Schizophrenia Conference
: The conference was designed for mental health professionals ... and for families and consumers...
Murder Victim Remembered
: Gidon was screaming from the pain and blindness with his small hammer waving in the air ... volleys...
Restricting Access To Medications
: Governor Pataki's Executive budget proposals for the current fiscal year may affect access to...
NYAPRS Conference In Light of Terrorist Attacks
: The conference program included cutting edge presentations on best practices, administration and...
Movie Review: A Beautiful Mind
: Still, I liked the fact that a major blockbuster movie portrayed schizophrenia much more accurately...
First Break: Three Years Later
: Now, with the breakthroughs in new medication and treatment, mental illness can be only a small...
NYAPRS Annual Legislative Day
: … Assembly Speaker, Sheldon Silver, [was honored] for linking the Medicaid Buy-in with the recent...
Art of Healing Conference
: People have told me that our conference has been a life-changing experience for them.
LifeNet to the Rescue
: One man, a construction worker, called because he could not deal with all of the death and...
A Revealing Look at Adult Homes
: …adult homes are often places of misery and neglect, just like the psychiatric institutions before...
One Man's Fight to Free His Brother
: How far would a brother go for his institutionalized brother? The book Imagining Robert shows one...
This Year's "Ken Book Awards" Winners
: This year's fourth annual "Ken Book Award" breakfast was held, again thanks to Patricia Cliff, NAMI...
NAMI's Annual Convention
: This year the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill held their 2002 convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Movie Review: The White Sound
: Denial on the part of the ill person and his or her family is no different in Germany than it is in...
Behavioral Healthcare Conference
: He sees a need for community inpatient care with proper discharge planning to community programs in...
When Police Come for Consumers
: We asked these officers to look at the way we look now. [We look] just like them… [They must] see...
Theater Review: Proof
: I was very absorbed with Catherine's restlessness, and her shaking voice with its rapid line...
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