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Family to Family Education Program

Family to Family Education Program

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (Buffalo Chapter) offers the Family-to-Family Education Program, specifically designed for family members of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness.   It is a 12-week series of classes and covers topics such as: information on the major mental illnesses, problem-solving skills, medications, empathy and communication skills, recovery, and advocacy for your loved one. All participants receive a Family Survival Handbook and Workshop Binder used throughout the program. The program is free of charge. ...

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Children Labeled ‘Bipolar’ May Get a New Diagnosis

Children Labeled ‘Bipolar’ May Get a New Diagnosis

Since the mid-1990s, the number of children diagnosed with bipolar disorder has increased a staggering 4,000 percent. And that number has caused a lot of controversy in the world of child psychiatry.

Doctors faced with kids struggling with explosive moods felt the diagnosis was appropriate and said that the bipolar medications they gave to children worked. Research ...

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Support Josh’s Journey

Support Josh’s Journey

Your generosity of a donation will help us to provide education and support to individuals and families who are touched by mental illness in their lives.
Benefit hosted by Frontier Fire Hall, Wheatfield, NY. May 2010.

 

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Senate Approves Bill to Strike ‘Lunatic’ from Federal Law

Senate Approves Bill to Strike ‘Lunatic’ from Federal Law

Original article found here: http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?Section=Top_Story&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=139603&lstid=809

By Brendan McLean, NAMI Communications Coordinator

It seems that there’s at least one topic that everyone in the Senate can agree on: the removal of the word “lunatic” from federal law. On Wednesday, the Senate unanimously agreed to strike the word from all pieces of federal legislation—a major victory for the mental health community.

“Federal law should reflect the 21st century understanding of mental illness and disease,” said Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) when introducing the 21st Century ...

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Out of the Darkness Walk 2011

Out of the Darkness Walk 2011

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Walk to Prevent Suicide 2010

Walk to Prevent Suicide 2010

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Buffalo Walk 2009

Buffalo Walk 2009

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Josh’s Journey Benefit 2010

Josh’s Journey Benefit 2010

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Josh’s Journey Benefit 2009

Josh’s Journey Benefit 2009

 

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Welcome to Josh’s Journey

Welcome to Josh’s Journey

 

Our goal and mission is to increase awareness of mental illness, to provide hope to sufferers and their families and to eliminate stigma in our communities.

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