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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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    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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    The LGBTQ community is one that is vastly under served in our society. What mental health support systems are available for the LGBTQ community in Lane County? Come hear from the experts:

    HIV Alliance SASS (Sexual Assault Support Services) Transponder In Our Own Voice Amazon Center LGBTQ Youth Group

    When:

     Weds., May 24 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm

    Where:

    Lane County Behavioral Health Services, Rm. 198 Address: 2411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Eugene

     

    To view the full flyer click here

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    Create enjoyment! NAMI Lane County now has a book club where bookworms and “mental health worms” can dive into books related to mental illness and mental health. We read a book a month and gather at the end of the month to explore themes and discuss characters and experiences. Fiction and memoirs humanize mental illness, and our Wellbeing & Words Book Club seeks to bridge the gap between understanding mental illness and understanding the people, and their loved ones, who Read More

    Dawn Ring from NAMI Lane County interviews Paul Gilmartin the host of the podcast The Mental Illness Happy Hour available on iTunes and Mentalpod.com.

     

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    The Outrun the Stigma 5k run/walk is coming this year to Alton Baker Park, Sunday June 11!

    Proceeds benefit mental health and NAMI lane county.

    Registration Information

    To register for the walk/run, click here.

    Entrance to the 5k run/walk is $25 without a t-shirt, and $35 with a t-shirt. Click here to see the flyer. We hope to see you there!

    When: Sunday June 11, 10 am – 4 pm

    Where: Alton Baker Park

     

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