Once Upon a Time?. and here is a story of how it took me 40 years to get help."While I attended the NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Annual conference in Washington D.C. this past week, there were a lot of brave souls sharing their stores of...
A good place to start

...good place to start is the current research.Ninety percent of the individuals who commit suicide have a diagnosable mental illness. A South Carolina study concluded: Forty-seven percent of the individuals provided mandatory psychiatric treatment...
'Boxing coach' dodges assault charge

...state of being at that time" in relation to stress."My whole family has a history of mental illness," Wahl said. "I was suffering from a mental illness at the time. It was undiagnosed bipolar."Wahl paused when asked if the disease led...
On Juneau's streets, homeless need more than a hug

...They tend to bounce between service providers - from the Glory Hole, to Polaris House (dedicated to recovery from mental illness), to Rainforest Recovery, to the street, and back to the Glory Hole. No one agency is responsible for them...
Today in History

...overturned the ruling and gave Mijailovic life in prison; in a 2011 newspaper interview, Mijailovic said he had faked mental illness during his trial in an attempt to get a less severe sentence.)Five years ago: Group of Eight leaders, including...
Poet attempts to broaden the reach of his craft in unlikely places

...poet, took her own life. Police found her in a nature preserve in New Jersey. She'd suffered a sudden onset of mental illness and struggled to cope with life under medication.She left a note saying she hoped her family would understand...
First comes housing

...addiction, poverty, alcoholism or mental illness. Even from a purely economic...have a substance addiction, a mental illness, and a major health problem...Often people with serious mental illness find themselves homeless," Watts...
Thank you from NAMI-Juneau

...NAMI-Juneau (National Alliance on Mental Illness) was delighted to receive a...have a loved one living with a mental illness. The course is designed to help...families supporting loved ones with mental illness. Again, our deep gratitude for...
Around Town for Tuesday, June 10

...30-7 p.m., NAMI Juneau Meeting Room, Jordan Square Bldg, 9000 Glacier Hwy #201. For individuals living with a mental illness who working toward recovery. Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the month. Free. Details: 463-4251 or namijuneau...
Comedy for a Cause event to benefit NAMI Juneau

...affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold its inaugural fundraiser...individuals and families living with mental illness. Embracing humor as healthy is...information for those living with mental illness and their families. In addition...


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