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Book Review: No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America

This book is powerful. It a hard-hitting historical presentation of the evolution of the treatment of the mentally ill, from the shaman as a spiritual and respected healer to our current ability to observe in real time the activity of the mentally ill brain. It is also interwoven with an extraordinarily tragic tale of a family struggling with the reality and ramifications of both of their beautifully talented sons, Dean and Kevin, being diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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In The News: NAMI Lane County

June 15, 2017

This book is powerful. It a hard-hitting historical presentation of the evolution of the treatment of the mentally ill, from the shaman as a spiritual and respected healer to our current ability to observe in real time the activity of the mentally ill brain. It is also interwoven with an extraordinarily tragic tale of a family struggling with the reality and ramifications of both of their beautifully talented sons, Dean and Kevin, being diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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    Have you wondered what to do when your loved one is facing a serious crisis? Who to call? What to say? What will happen?

    What to do in a Mental Health Crisis:

    De-escalation, Intervention, and Therapeutic Follow-up Another Community Forum Presented By For Further Information: Call: NAMI Lane County Resource Center (541) 343-7688

    Come hear about it from our expert panel, representing several key Eugene/Springfield organizations: • Eugene Police CIT • White Bird Clinic—Cahoots • PeaceHealth Behavioral Health • Hourglass Community Crisis Center

    When: • Weds., Aug 23 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm

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    Attorney Robert Tozer will present information on Special Needs Trusts. This will include the purpose of estate planning, the impact of Special Needs Trusts on public benefits, and alternatives to Special Needs Trusts.

    Linda Arnold from Oregon Pacific Bank will describe the role of a Trustee and the services provided by Ore-gon Pacific Bank.

    Take this opportunity to consult and ask questions of the experts on this important subject!

    When: • Weds., July 26 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm Where:

    Address: • 2411 Martin Luther King Jr. Read More

    Happy 4th of July!

    All NAMI Lane County resource centers will be closed for business on Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th in observation of independence day.

    We will return to normal business hours the following day, Wednesday July 5th.

    Have a safe and fun long weekend!

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    NAMI Lane County resource centers will be closed the following dates:

    Monday, June 26th Monday, July 3rd Tuesday, July 4th

     

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    The Summer Picnic is coming soon!

    Come celebrate the work that NAMI Lane County does for people living with mental illness, meet our volunteers and learn more about our services.

    Free pizza, soda and bingo with prizes!

    Please bring a dessert that can sit outside for at least a couple of hours!

    Where

    Roaring Rapids Pizza 4006 Franklin Blvd. Eugene, OR 97403

    When

    Saturday August 5th 11 am to 1 pm

     

    Click here to view the full flyer.

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