“NFL player Brandon Marshall speaks out on tackling stigma of mental illness”

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This April 12, 2015 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talks about NFL player, Brandon Marshall’s effort to decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness by using his NFL career as a platform to do so.  He got fined over $10k for wearing green shoes during a game he played that occurred during Mental Health Awareness week, and has a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder so  when it comes to mental health issues, he has lived experience but hopes to turn what is often viewed as a negative into a positive by helping others so maybe they won’t have to keep struggling with not on;ly their illness, but the way society treats them because of their illness.

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“17TH Annual Walk for Mental Health Awareness- May 10”

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This May 2, 2014 PA Homepage article talks about an upcoming walk for mental health sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chapter of Scranton, PA the following is an excerpt directly from the article about when the walk for mental health is to be held.

The Walk will take place on Saturday May 10th at the Schimelfenig (pool) pavilion in Nay Aug Park in Scranton at 10:30 a.m..

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“Why Screening for Diabetes is Important (Especially if You Take Psychiatric Medications) “

 

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This March 25, 2014 NAMI Blog post talks about the importance of people who take psychiatric medication needing to be screened for Diabetes.

 

 

 

 

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“NAMI Wilkes-Barre Observes Mental Health Awareness Week Oct. 6-12, 2013”

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This October 1, 2013 article on the PA Homepage website talks about NAMI Wilkes-Barre plans for observing Mental Health Awareness week this week.

“Erie Runner Going the Distance for NAMI”

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This July 25, 2013 article on the WICU – WSEE Channel 12 news website out of Erie, PA, talks about Tom Jennings fundraising efforts combining his passion for running with his wish to help those with mental illnesses and their families. There is a link at the end of the article where people who would like to give to this cause can do so.

“We’ve been in the dark too long on mental illness”

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This February 9, 2013 article on the TribLive website, talks about some of the issues with stigma surrounding mental illness and talks about some of the supports that might be available to folks looking to help a family member.

 

” NAMI office closing Mental health support agency cites lack of funds”

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This January 28, 2013 article on the tribdem.com website talks about the decision made to close the NAMI office in Cambria county.  Lack of funding is cited as the reason for closing despite their fundraising efforts.

Someone asked me to cite the link for this article, so here’s my attempt at citation which isn’t a strong point for getting everything in to it that should be in a citation, but it should be enough to be helpful I usually have to look up citation but in this case I went off the top of my head so I apologize if I missed something, but I believe I got the core components in place 🙂

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Lavis,  Tom, The Tribune Democrat, January 28, 2013, URL  http://tribune-democrat.com/local/x2056598010/NAMI-office-closing

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