The Advocate magazine is starting to arrive in the mail boxes of NAMI members this week. It is NAMI's flagship publication, printed three times a year.
Only NAMI members receive it. That's one more reason to join NAMI -- if you haven't already -- above and beyond the support that you already give our mission in helping millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Besides the print magazine, NAMI offers many diverse electronic publications for free through the Internet. To subscribe to them, all that is required is registering on the NAMI website and checking boxes that fit your interests.
Selections include general or topical updates whenever something new is added to the site, our monthly e-Advocate, our NAMI Faithnet newsletter, Avanzamos in Spanish, and NAMI's Policy E-News and Alerts to name only a few. They all are a good way to follow what's happening in the mental health community.For example, the current issue of the print Advocate includes articles on
- Mental Illness in the Workplace: Rights Under the ADA
- Patrick Kennedy's new "One Mind for Research" Campaign
- Off to College: Living with Mental Illness
- NAMIWalks -- growing in leaps and bounds
- The Latest in Schizophrenia Research
- Updated "PORT" Guidelines for Treating Schizophrenia
- The U.S. Military and Mental Illness
- Mother and Son Share Stories at NAMI Convention: Jesse Close and Calen Pick of BringChange2Mind
- Improving Cognition in Schizophrenia
- Only in Your Dreams: Revising Nightmares Can Help PTSD Symptoms
- Book and Film Reviews
Again. these print Advocate articles are only available to NAMI members.
However, other lively, informative articles appear each month in NAMI's e-Advocate newsletter.
The next issue of the e-Advocate will be coming out in two weeks, just in time for Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct.2-8). Make sure to read it. We hope you'll like it. If you aren't a NAMI member already, we also hope you'll consider joining us as a member and start reading the print Advocate as well.