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Behavioral Health Innovation and Reform Commission Meeting

October 23, 2020

Behavioral Health Innovation and Reform Commission Paul D. Coverdell Legislative Office Building 18 Capitol Square SW Atlanta, GA 30034 Suite 606 CLOB October 29th, 2020 10:00am – 2:00pm   If you would like to view the meeting live please click the link below: https://livestream.com/accounts/25225474/events/8737135  (Public View Link)   AGENDA Meeting Convenes                                                                                                                  10:00AM   Opening more »

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Read the Signs: Using Indicators from the First Psychotic Episode as Foreshadowing

October 8, 2020

September 30, 2020 By Brian Miller, MD, PhD, MPH Psychiatry Times https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/read-the-signs-using-indicators-first-psychotic-episode-as-foreshadowing Minor neurological signs are subtle deficits in sensory integration, motor coordination, and sequencing of complex motor acts that are present in excess at the onset of illness in psychosis.1 They are also present in non-psychotic first-degree relatives of patients with psychosis.2 However, it is unclear more »

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Georgia State Researchers Developing Tool To Predict Medication Response in Mental Health Patients

September 30, 2020 Georgia State University https://news.gsu.edu/2020/09/30/georgia-state-researchers-developing-tool-to-predict-medication-response-in-mental-health-patients/ ATLANTA—A team of Georgia State scientists has received a two-year, $875,110 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to further develop a tool to help psychiatrists treat mood disorders. The researchers are based at the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS), a tri-institutional effort supported by more »

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Join NAMI this Mental Illness Awareness Week to Raise the Voices of Lived Experience

Oct 5, 2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/Join-NAMI-this-Mental-Illness-Awareness-Week-to-Raise-the-Voices-of-Lived-Experience Arlington, VA – This year we’ve seen the numbers of Americans impacted by mental health conditions on the rise as a result of the pandemic and more people than ever need help. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 4-10, 2020, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across more »

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5 Things I Wish My Loved Ones Knew About Dissociation

Oct 6, 2020 By Allie Cotterman NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/October-2020/5-Things-I-Wish-My-Loved-Ones-Knew-About-Dissociation Have you ever been driving and suddenly realized you didn’t remember the last ten minutes of your drive? Have you ever been in a conversation and recognize you haven’t heard a word the other person just said? Ever daydreamed through a lecture at school? Almost everyone has more »

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October 8, 4pm-5:30pm: NAMI’s Ask the Expert Webinar: New Horizons in Schizophrenia Research

October 3, 2020

This webinar will review the latest developments in NIMH-sponsored research including the recently announced Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) Schizophrenia, a public-private partnership to advance the understanding of the risk factors for developing schizophrenia and promising new avenues for treatment. A number of novel treatment strategies for schizophrenia have shown promise, but changes in response have more »

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NAMI Leaders: Guide to Mental Illness Awareness Week Outreach

September 23, 2020

We are about to come together for Mental Illness Awareness Week from October 4-10. Each year, millions of people in the United States experience a mental health condition. Mental illness also impacts the lives of family, loved ones, friends, and coworkers. That is why annually, during the first week of October, NAMI and participants across more »

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September 23, 10-11 am: Ending the Silence for Families Presentation

September 16, 2020

Join NAMI Georgia for a virtual Ending the Silence for Families presentation on Wednesday, September 23 at 10 am.  NAMI Ending the Silence for Families is a 1-hour presentation designed for adults with middle or high school aged youth that includes warning signs, facts and statistics, how to talk with your child and how to more »

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NAMICon 2020 On Demand

September 10, 2020

Thank you for making NAMICon 2020, our first-ever virtual convention, a success! Over 12,000 people participated. We hope you enjoyed the programming and that you were able to engage with other attendees and peers from around the country. While the convention may officially be over, NAMICon 2020 LIVE continues! Plenary session presentations and workshops are more »

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