Archives for July 2014

News from

July 2014 – News stories, research updates, blog stories from
Groundbreaking Commitment to Psychiatric Research – After receiving $650 million, The Broad Institute is set to try and find the genetic causes of schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. Read more.
Employment and Mental Illness: Investing in Programs that Work – In Road to Recovery: Employment and Mental Illness, NAMI explores the state of mental illness and employment in the U. S. Read more.
What’s Love Got to Do with It? – Choosing whether or not to disclose a mental illness in a romantic relationship isn’t easy. Here are some things you should know. Read more.
Did FDA Black Box Warnings Actually Lead to an Increase in Suicides – A new study shows that warning labels on antidepressants may be associated with higher rates of suicide attempts in teens. Read more.
Promise and Patience in Understanding the  Brain – Efforts are underway on both sides of the Atlantic to develop new tools to help address mental illness. Read more.
NAMI Advocacy Update July 2014 -This month in NAMI advocacy: comprehensive legislation, mental health parity, employment, and more. Read more.

Good Mood Foods!

These foods can give you an energy boost, help you burn calories better, and trigger feel-good brain chemicals.
Read more from WebMD.

July 28 Educational Meeting!

You don’t want to miss this one!
Gina Little from Dream Power Therapeutic Equestrian Center will speak about the unique benefits of therapeutic horsemanship for individuals with disabilities. Please view their website at for more detailed information.
Also, first, Jeff Fink will be briefly talking about the use of psychiatric service dogs as well as therapy dogs in helping those struggling with mental illness.  Jeff indicates his website, should be up and running by the end of the weekend.
Jeff will be bringing his dog Earl, not sure if Gina will bring a horse 🙂

Click the Education link above for time and directions. Hope to see you there!