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“Portraits of Recovery | Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness | KET” (Video)

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This video was uploaded to YouTube on March 26, 2014 and offers insight into peer support, and puts faces to stories about recovery from mental illness.  This video is focused on Kentucky, but I feel that it is something that anyone could benefit from regardless of if they are in Kentucky or any other state.  The message is both positive and universal.

“Study: 80 percent of adults with serious mental illness out of work”

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This July 10, 2014 article on the UPI Health News website talks about a recent study that found that 80% of adults with serious mental illnesses are unemployed despite a sizable number of them stating they want to work.  The problem lies with budget cuts, decreased availability of supports for people with serious mental illnesses in the workplace.

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English: Jericho House Long stay care for adults with mental illness and /or alcohol dependence (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

” 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 🙂

Citation:

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

“A beacon of solidarity shines bright from Nay Aug Park in Scranton”

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This article dated May 13, 2012 talks about not only NAMI but also talks about the need to decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness.

“5th Annual Greater Philadelphia NAMI Walks for Mental Illness”

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This article talks about an upcoming NAMI Walk to be held on May 5, 2012 in Philly. The article is found on Phillyburbs.com with no date listed for publication, but I spotted it on April 26, 2012

“State budget cuts decimate mental health services”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110309/ap_on_he_me/us_states_mental_health_3

This article found on Yahoo! News from Associated Press, talks about the effects of budget cuts across the country for mental health services.

I posted this article just so folks can see it isn’t just Pennsylvania having trouble, while I do realize many folks realize that I also know that it isn’t hard to get so focused on what is happening in my own area that I sometimes forget that the same thing is happening elsewhere, and I figure that others like myself could use a reminder about how far these cuts stretch across the country beyond the borders of Pennsylvania.

NAMI of Southwestern PA “Maintaining Holiday Cheer: Tips from thew APA”

Mental Health Awareness Ribbon

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http://namiswpa.blogspot.com/2010/12/maintaining-holiday-cheer-tips-from-apa.html

NAMI of Southwestern PA posted an entry in their blog containing resources on tips for dealing with stress during the holidays.  It was posted on December 8, 2010

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