In October NAMI Finger Lakes sponsored a talk by Dr. Stephen Glatt on the genetics of mental illness. A video of the program is now available on youtube. This lecture was presented by Dr. Stephen Glatt, Director of the Psychiatric Genetic Epidemiology & Neurobiology Laboratory at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY. It was sponsored by the National Alliance on…continue
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NAMI’s Statement Regarding President Trump’s Recent Comments On Mental Health Care 2/22/2018 In recent days, there has been a lot of rhetoric by the President and the NRA about “crazy people” and a desire to return to the days of the “institutions.” These comments reinforce inaccurate and negative stereotypes and create barriers to having real conversations about how to improve…continue
The documentary, “You Can’t Be Sick By Yourself,” helps to explain the everyday, ambiguous definition of mental health, relating one couple’s experience with the greater support community – from interviews with psychiatrists and the Mental Health Department to professionals within the Tompkins County Jail who at times, have to fill the gaps – helping to give meaning to what, for…continue