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SAMHSA receives worst government agency award

Dr. E. Fuller Torrey presents the "Worst Government Agency Award" to SAMHSA "for spending millions of taxpayer dollars while making problems worse instead of better".

Visit SAMHSA FAST FACTS to learn more about why SAMHSA 'won' this award.


Videos on Serious Mental Illness What lawmakers and society need to know….

SAMHSA receives worst government agency awardWhy Are We Using Prisons to Treat Mental Illness? Mental Illness and the Justice SystemSenator Creigh Deeds on son, it wasn't his fault

Mental Illness and the Justice System

Altman, C. “When The Nightmare Doesn’t End.”

Why Are We Using Prisons to Treat Mental Illness? • OverCriminalized #1 • BRAVE NEW FILMS

Instead of helping the mentally ill, police often put them behind bars. Watch how one police department is making a positive difference.


This Is What Happened to Kelly Thomas

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The Injustice Report: put them behind bars.


Senator Creigh Deeds on son: It wasn't his fault

Sen. Creigh Deeds discusses life with his seriously mentally ill son following a stabbing attack that ultimately ended in suicide.


Anosognosia

The inability to recognize one's own illness is the leading reason that people with severe mental illness do not adhere to treatment. In this video, learn about the condition, see how it looks and hear what is needed.

Mental Illness on Trial

from Treatment Advocacy Center


Schizophrenia: The Facts



Partnership: People with schizophrenia, family members and clinicians talk about schizophrenia

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society


His name is RyanWeeks.He lives with Serious Mental illness. He's my Son

A short movie about my son who lives with serious mental illness.


Keynote Address - Congressman Tim Murphy

From American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


Why Consumers Need Assisted Outpatient Treatment

Two consumers describe how court-ordered treatment saved their lives


Schizophrenia Simulated

A simulation of what it is like to live with schizophrenia


Families of the 10 Million

MOMI of AZ


Bay Area Mother Takes On Mental Health Care System's Revolving Door

An East Bay mother, who believes the mental health care system is failing patients, is fighting for change. Jean Elle reports.


Tragedy at Sandy Hook: Mental Illness and Violence



Patient Refuses to Acknowledge Bipolar Disorder. Now What?

Here's what to do if your family member denies having bipolar disorder or another mental illness. HealthyPlace.com Expert Bipolar Patient and author, Julie Fast.

Pete Earley NAMI Speech

Bestselling author of "Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness," Pete Earley calls for better mental health services and an end to the imprisonment of persons with mental illnesses.

Schizophrenia Awareness Week 2015

1 in 100 people experience schizophrenia. Many face discrimination, and don't have access to the right support. We're fighting to change that.


Schizophrenia, What Are The Treatments?

Dr. Lieberman describes the treatments for schizophrenia.


Rep. Murphy on The Lead Discusses HR 2646 Following Oregon Shooting



"Stopping the Revolving Door - A Civil Approach to Treating Severe Mental Illness" trailer

A heartbreaking and hopeful documentary about how court-ordered treatment saves lives and families.


Schizophrenic Kids

The daily struggle 2 families endure with their schizophrenic children.


A mother’s Story of her son’s illness Interview begins at 1:28

WHYT's Westchester On the Level. Hezi Aris interviews Kimberly Blaker, mother of a young adult son with serious mental illness. Blaker shares story of how she became aware of the burden that plagued her son and the problems to treatment and how The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act would improve treatment for her son.



Voices: Untold Stories of Mental Illness

Voices Documentary:
Untold Stories of Mental Illness

Voices: Untold Stories of Mental Illness is an award-winning documentary of the lives of three people with serious mental illness. It intimately portrays their struggles and leaves viewers with an understanding of the complexities of such brain based diseases. It sets the stage for open discussion about public policy that currently falls far short of  meeting the needs of the individual, the family who provides care, and society.



Mental illness in Vermont prisons

BURLINGTON, Vt. - At the same time as Vermont's prison population is shrinking, incidents of self harm and suicide are going up. One family is sharing the story in hopes of improving mental health care behind bars.

"He was a really good person," said Alisa Lott.



Mental Illness in Vermont Prisons

Support The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, HR2646.

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Support The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, HR2646.

Find out what else you can do on our Take Action page