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NAMI NYC Metro's Gala Awards Night
: The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill's (NAMI) New York City Metro affiliate held its annual...
NAMI-NYS 20th Anniversary Conference
: Dr. Goodwin defined stigma as 'prejudicial attitudes and behaviors regarding mental illness, the...
New York City's Mental Health Community Meets the New Commissioner
: On July 24, 2002, approximately 300 mental health consumers, advocates, providers, and family...
NYC Voices Medication Survey: Preliminary Results
: … I find this quite out of line with my own clinical experience. Almost no people take their...
One Way of Thinking About Mental Illness
: Mentally ill people don't seem to know where they end and another person begins. They don't know...
Op Ed: If Only We Can Vote Mental Health Scandals Away
: But if outrage doesn't work, perhaps voting on November 6 will… The last thing most Americans...
Op-ed: Are Medications Allies or Enemies?
: …medications are definitely an ally, but are most effective when you have an ally in your...
Photo Exhibit Shines Light of Day on Mental Illness
: Mike Campbell, the father of daughter Jaime, who has schizophrenia, claims, 'Because of our...
Positive Thinking with Recovery, Inc.
: Dr. Low believed in a cure. We're a self-help group. But I believe in a cure by 'chipping away at...
Psychosocial Clubhouse for Military Veterans
: … many are hurting from their choice to serve America. It is only fair that these vets now be...
Readers' Voices/Letters and Emails to Voices Editors
Rediscovering my Childhood as an Adult
: They are hard to find, believe me, but the right match is out there. Trust your instincts. If you...
Reflecting Upon Homelessness
: To deny fellow human beings the most basic right of a place in which to exist is noted as an...
Reinvestment II Vetoed by Governor
: Governor Pataki issued a stunning veto of legislation known as Reinvestment II. This bill would put...
Sticking Together Through Thick and Thin
: Speaking recently with 10 members of the New York City Metro chapter of the National Alliance for...
The Dragon Lady
: Hope scared her; she saw it as an invitation to failure. Crushing my spirit was her idea of keeping...
The Mental Health Voter Empowerment Project
: We cannot rely on the compassion of our politicians. We need laws to protect us. Remember: YOU...
: To request copies of "The WORKbook," please contact Deborah Short at firstname.lastname@example.org or...
Theater Review: Proof
: I was very absorbed with Catherine's restlessness, and her shaking voice with its rapid line...
Unfair Health Plans
: … for drugs on the list the co-payment is $10 for generic and $20 for brand name drugs-an increase...
: Ours is the only advanced country that is free from the purported evils of 'socialized medicine.'...
What I Learned from Columbia University's Depression Conference
: The more ECT a consumer undergoes, the more likely that despair interferes with their compliance....
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...
With Help I Returned to Work
: When we went through all of the positions that many companies had at the time, I chose the kind of...
Work is Important in My Recovery
: New York Works is what has enabled me to work part-time and keep my all-important benefits. Before...
30th Anniversary of Women and Madness
: The gains made by white, middle-class feminists have been "too little"; men still rule the world....
A Common yet Unfamiliar Mental Illness
: The newest psychiatric category, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), is hardly known to the lay...
A New Tolerance in Mental Health
: In the half century since I wrote my first booklet, "Do Cows Have Neuroses?" many things have...
Accessing Mental Health Housing through SPOA
: The SPOA project uses a centralized database to connect eligible mental health consumers with...
Addiction is the Greatest Foe
: …We know what addiction means. It is a power much stronger than ourselves. It is much stronger than...
An Oasis in the Wilderness
: She asserted, 'Of all the doctors I went to and all the medication I took, the one thing that...
As I See It: A Voice From a Fellow Survivor
: I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and incest perpetrated by my mother.
Behavioral Healthcare Conference
: He sees a need for community inpatient care with proper discharge planning to community programs in...
Blanket Man on the Street
: For whatever reason, he remains homeless. It may be that he does not want to be in a program, but...
Book Review: First Aid to Mental Illness
: This mental 'first-aid kit' emphasizes practical ways to help and heal such as healthy breathing...
Compeer's Special Service
: The Compeer Program, a volunteer program that is part of an international service, matches...
Consumers' Rights When Applying to Licensed Mental Health Housing: Part One
: All supportive housing programs that serve people with mental illness operate under rules and...
Dialogue for Recovery
: Our hope is that this information will empower consumers to… become equal partners in their...
: Find the right medications, seek new treatments, and choose a doctor who seems honest and...
Empowerment Conference Promotes Peer Support
: … the Mental Health Empowerment Project (MHEP) has since 1988 sought to enable recipients to be...
Every Consumer Carries a Beautiful Golden Box
: Your beauty includes everything that is you. It includes your weaknesses, your thoughts, your...
Getting Into the Holiday Groove
: How do I get through holiday dinner with relatives if I have just gotten out of the hospital?
I Learned so Much!
: One of the most memorable moments at the conference was the ceremony honoring the victims of 9/11....
I'm Not Alone in Facing Stigma
: We consumers are the most influential segment of society in the combat against stigma through our...
Information for Consumers Who Want to Work
: I work for Brooklyn Works. We are a program funded by the social security administration (SSA) to...
Mad in America: So What Else is New?
: After all his dogged research and writing, it is a shame that Mr. Whitaker feels pessimistic about...
Medicaid Buy-In Coming to New York!
: A story about how people on disability will be able to keep their Medicaid while working.
: Readers sharing their personal experiences with treatment We asked our readers to tell their...
Mental Health Legislation in Congress
: The just completed Congressional session failed to produce a range of popular bills that had broad...
Mental Health Legislative Year in Review
: If 2001 was any indication of it, New York's mental health was in grave danger for 2002.
My Non-Reaction to 9-11
: For me and those like me, who feel next to nothing, all I really want our reaction [to human...
My Skeptical View on Meds Has Changed
: I found out that there is hope and a much better life with the new generation of anti-psychotics...
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