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NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness - Mental Health Support, Education and Advocacy

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness - Mental Health Support, Education and Advocacy
Mental Illness Easy-to-understand information about mental illnesses, mental health care, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Bipolar Disorder, Depression, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder, Eating Disorders , OCD and other illnesses. Advocacy Inform yourself about voting, state advocacy, criminalization, public policy, research and mental health care issues. Health Care Reform, Voting, State Advocacy, Grading the States, Policy Reports, CIT, Criminal Justice

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Information for You or Someone You Know HowardCenter provides a broad range of quality services and supports to community members who are experiencing the effects of acute or severe emotional distress, including mental illness. All our services are tailored to a client's individual needs.

Personality disorders A personality disorder is a type of mental disorder in which you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving. A person with a personality disorder has trouble perceiving and relating to situations and to people. This causes significant problems and limitations in relationships, social encounters, work and school.

Emotional Behavioral Disability Home Page Eligibility The term "emotional disturbance" (ED) was changed to "emotional behavioral disability" (EBD) effective July 1, 2001. EBD Criteria Evaluation Guide - (07/10).eligibility criteria checklist - Word Fillable - Spanish Fillable Programming National Alliance on Mental Illness What You Should Expect Meets for 12 session, 2.5 hours each, free of cost.Designed for loved ones (over age 18) of individuals living with mental illness.Taught by trained family members of individuals living with mental illness.Provides critical information and strategies related to caregiving.Incorporates presentations, discussion and exercises. Designated an Evidence Based Practice in 2013 by SAMHSA. A tribute video containing moving testimonials about the NAMI Family-to-Family program from family members and course instructors. To download this video please follow this link: Why You Should Attend

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Comfort Food Fights Loneliness News Mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, meatloaf…they may be bad for your arteries, but according to an upcoming study in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, they’re good for your heart and emotions. The study focuses on “comfort food” and how it makes people feel. Disability and Employment - Community of Practice : View : Disability Program Navigators: Making Employment Connections for Job Seekers with Disabilities - Portland This video highlights how the Disability Program Navigators (DPN) facilitated the establishment of an Integrated Resource Team (IRT) within the One-Stop Career Center (Worksource Center, Portland, Oregon) to blend and braid resources around an individual customer with disabilities' employment needs. The IRT brings various partners (private and public, mandated and non-mandated) from a myriad of agencies/organizations (e.g., One Stop Career Center, Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, mental health, developmental disabilities, etc.) across multiple systems to leverage resources, coordinate services/programs, and reduce duplication to better serve the individual customer with a disability and/or multiple employment challenges.

Histrionic personality disorder - causes, DSM, ... Photo by: FlemishDreams Definition Histrionic personality disorder, often abbreviated as HPD, is a type of personality disorder in which the affected individual displays an enduring pattern of attention-seeking and excessively dramatic behaviors beginning in early adulthood and present across a broad range of situations. Individuals with HPD are highly emotional, charming, energetic, manipulative, seductive, impulsive, erratic, and demanding. Mental health professionals use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM ) to diagnose mental disorders. Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Defined Emotional or behavioral disorders (EBD) are difficult to define. In fact, some think that people are identified as having this disability when adults in authority say so (Hallahan & Kauffman, 2006). In other words, in many cases the application of the definition is subjective. Definitions of this disability, including the one used in IDEA '04, are based on the one developed by Eli Bower (1960, 1982). Let's first look at the federal definition. IDEA '04 uses the term emotional disturbance to describe students with emotional or behavioral disorders, which is the special education category under which students whose behavioral or emotional responses are not typical are served.

The Carter Center Mental Health Program Our Goal Under the leadership of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a long-standing champion for the rights of people with mental illnesses, the Carter Center's Mental Health Program works to promote awareness about mental health issues, inform public policy, achieve equity for mental health care comparable to other health care, and reduce stigma and discrimination against those with mental illnesses. How common are mental illnesses? Mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in the United States and around the world. One in four Americans will experience a diagnosable mental illness in a given year.

Bouba/kiki effect This picture is used as a test to demonstrate that people may not attach sounds to shapes arbitrarily: American college undergraduates and Tamil speakers in India called the shape on the left "kiki" and the one on the right "bouba". The bouba/kiki effect is a non-arbitrary mapping between speech sounds and the visual shape of objects. This effect was first observed by German-American psychologist Wolfgang Köhler in 1929.[1] In psychological experiments, first conducted on the island of Tenerife (in which the primary language is Spanish), Köhler showed forms similar to those shown at the right and asked participants which shape was called "takete" and which was called "baluba" ("maluma" in the 1947 version). Although not explicitly stated, Köhler implies that there was a strong preference to pair the jagged shape with "takete" and the rounded shape with "baluba".[2]

Created “to focus attention on system reform to eliminate disparities in mental health care for diverse communities, ensure access to culturally competent services and treatment for all Americans and particularly to help and support people of diverse backgrounds who are affected by serious mental illness.” by dbardwell Mar 15

Specific information on each of these people groups & how mental health impacts them & their culture African American American Indian and Alaska Native Asian American and Pacific Islander Latino/Hispanic Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Fact sheets of mental health statistics for specific people groups & cultures Videos with people of different cultures & races discussing mental health issues. Basic information on people groups listed above Outreach manuals to different cultures Links to mental health services that are specifically to people in that culture or race Mental Health information available in the following languages Spanish Italian Chinese Portuguese Korean Vietnamese (comments by Trisha and Loretta) by dbardwell Mar 15

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