NAMI Offers Local Communities Support Amid State Mental Health Crisis

NAMI Offers Local Communities Support Amid State Mental Health Crisis











Arlington, VA (PRWEB) September 1, 2010

In a newly released interview filmed at the 2010 NAMI national convention, Mike Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), underscores the ongoing impact of the economic recession on state mental health services and highlights the local NAMI supports offered to people affected by mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

The economic downturn continues to affect individuals and families in every state. For those living with serious mental illness, state budget cuts continue to jeopardize mental health programs, which results in added pressure on hospital emergency rooms, crisis teams, the criminal justice system and other aspects of society. Many people also are experiencing depression or anxiety for the first time and may be struggling to navigate the mental health system.

“Each year, NAMI members and supporters from virtually every state in the country to come together at the national convention to talk about their lives, what works, what’s effective, now to make change,” said Fitzpatrick. “During these difficult times, when people may not have access to the supports and treatment they deserve, people need NAMI more than ever.”

There are many ways people can find help and become involved with a local NAMI affiliate. NAMI offers a wide variety of education, training and peer support programs led by trained facilitators who have experience living with mental illness themselves or care for a loved one living with mental illness. In addition to these programs, NAMI advocates are active in their communities, educating local leaders and the public about mental health care issues. Find a local NAMI contact today.

About NAMI

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has over 1100 state and local affiliates that engage in research, education, support and advocacy.

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Disturbing Study Sparks New Program at Local School

Disturbing Study Sparks New Program at Local School










Beaverton, OR (PRWEB) October 9, 2006

Local martial arts school Urban Warrior Incorporated has responded to a startling new series of studies that indicate an overweight child rates his or her life as low as that of a young cancer patient. The school’s new Martial Arts Fit Kid program helps kids get healthier with a combination of martial arts, fitness and personal development training. “I read that study and it hit me that we are in a great position to help these kids,” said Scott Buendia, the school’s owner. “For one, we’ll help them lose weight, which is the most important aspect for their physical and mental health. But, let’s face it; learning martial arts greatly reduces the threat of bullies.”

According to three separate studies, overweight children are far more prone to be bullied and stressed. The results in a study of 5,749 Canadian youngsters echo data from British research and follow a U.S. study published last year in which obese children rated their quality of life as low as young cancer patients’ because of teasing and weight-related health problems.

Buendia says, “Heavy kids tend to isolate themselves because of the fear of being picked on. Then their world becomes food and TV. That makes the problem worse. We have a safe, protected environment at this school. They will not be picked on and they will gain confidence, as they get fit. That’s why we call it the Martial Arts Fit Kid Program.”

Urban Warrior Incorporated is located at 12570 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton, OR 97005 (inside the Portland Community Ballet). For information call the school at 503-548-3618 or visit their website at http://www.urbanwarriorinc.com.

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HelloLife Notes Significant Increase in Sales of its Products at Local West Michigan Retailer, Apple Valley Natural Foods

HelloLife Notes Significant Increase in Sales of its Products at Local West Michigan Retailer, Apple Valley Natural Foods










Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) May 29, 2011

HelloLife has continued their commitment to supporting local business by bringing their products to retailers in the Grand Rapids area. The company is pleased to announce its recently added retail partner, Apple Valley Natural Foods, has seen a significant increase in HelloLife products.

CEO Albert Duoibes notes, “Apple Valley Natural Foods is just the kind of local retailer we’re looking to serve. They concentrate on bringing the best selection of health products under one roof for the convenience of the community. Since we established this relationship, our products – supported by the knowledgeable staff of the store – have increased sales past what we had originally forecasted. This tells us we have indeed filled a need for Apple Valley Natural Foods and their customers.”

About Apple Valley Natural Foods

Apple Valley Natural Foods is located at 3013 West Shore Drive #70, in Holland, Michigan.

About HelloLife

HelloLife, LLC is an Applied Life Science and Technology company doing business in the fields of health and wellness. HelloLife has its headquarters at 4460 – 44th St. SW, Ste. C 600, Grand Rapids, MI, 49512. HelloLife is focused on delivering over-the-counter (OTC) relief products registered with the FDA.

HelloLife is committed to providing safe relief, nutritional support and education for healthy lifestyle choices. Our products are available to consumers via retailers, healthcare professionals and direct mail. For more information about the company or our products, visit our website at: http://www.hellolife.net.

HelloLife continues to offer our successful pet health care line to the market as well. Interested consumers can visit the VETiONX® website at: http://www.vetionx.com/.

If you’d like more information about HelloLife or our products, please contact Jennie Mac Anaspie at 616.808.3290 x1028 or via email at jmacanaspie at hellolife dot net.

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NAMI Wake is Offering Free Support Groups for People with Mental Illness in Local Communities

NAMI Wake is Offering Free Support Groups for People with Mental Illness in Local Communities










Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 19, 2011

NAMI Wake County, Raleigh, NC announces the expansion of support groups and classes for people with mental illness and family members. NAMI Wake County is the largest provider of support and education for people with mental illness and family members in the Triangle area of NC. Recently, the organization has partnered with Wake County to offer support groups to people who suffer from life-related stress and depression. These groups expand the capacity of NAMI Wake to serve more citizens who might benefit from receiving peer related supported. Groups are now available in Raleigh and Fuquay-Varina and additional groups will be forming in other Wake County locations. Other groups are ongoing in Raleigh that offer support for a variety of illnesses including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and others. Separate groups are also available for family members of people living these disorders. To learn more, visit the website: http://www.nami.wake.org.

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