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New Video… Using Technology to Train the Brain to Overcome Schizophrenia

“Do you suffer from schizophrenia? Do you hear distressing voices? There’s an app for that.” Using computer technology to address schizophrenia is a new project of Dr. Sophia Vinogradov, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco … Continue reading

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On Capital Hill, VA State Sen. Craig Deeds Vocalizes Family Frustrations Felt Everywhere

In a powerful testimony before Congress, Virginia State Representative Craig Deeds laments the desperate state of the public mental health system and its deleterious effects on families of loved ones in the maelstrom. Senator Deeds is the father of Gus … Continue reading

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New at “Watch…”: Capitol Ill, from the Treatment Advocacy Center

The inadequacy of treatment in the public mental health system is the bane of every family navigating the maelstrom of mental illness. The Treatment Advocacy Center, led by renowned American psychiatrist Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, has launched a new media … Continue reading

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New at “Watch…”: Mental Illness On Trial

Mental health care? For too many, what actually occurs is mental illness criminalization. How could this be? A new video from The Treatment Advocacy Center, called Mental Illness on Trial, explains how. In 1963, President Kennedy signed  The Community Mental … Continue reading

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PsychOdyssey Calls For Support of NAMI Mercer

NAMI Mercer is PsychOdyssey’s local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Today, to mark the beginning of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, PsychOdyssey’s Tom Pyle launched a personal fundraising campaign for NAMI Mercer. Tom dispatched the letter … Continue reading

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April 29: PsychOdyssey To Join NJPAC’s Stage Reading Symposium For SANISM, A New Play About Mental Illness

On Friday, April 29, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), one of America’s leading cultural venues, is hosting a stage reading and audience discussion symposium for a new docu-play about mental illness. The … Continue reading

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NJ’s Supportive Housing Association’s Excellent Op-Ed, and Psychodyssey’s Response in Support

The New Jersey Supportive Housing Association is a leading crusader in the Garden State for more and better supportive housing especially for those with psychiatric and developmental disabilities. Its energetic, impassioned, and very effective executive director is Ms. Gail Levinson. Gail recently … Continue reading

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New at “Yikes!…”: NJTV stigmatizes NAMI Mercer Board Member Robert Hedden

Here in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie yesterday visited Trenton’s Catholic Charities to recognize both the successes of its supportive housing program for loved ones with psychiatric disabilities and the challenges of addictions of some within its programs. The event … Continue reading

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New Jersey Addictions: Charts, Graphs, and Data

(Updated March 31, 2016) New Jersey is in the midst of a opiate/heroin crisis. The crisis has vast implications for families of loved ones with psychiatric disabilities. More information for the public is desperately needed to understand the gravity of … Continue reading

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New Link: Special Needs Alliance (a PsychOdyssey “best ever” find!…)

PsychOdyssey is pleased to share its discovery (possibly one of our best ever finds!…) of an excellent information source for parents contemplating the special needs of their loved ones. The Special Needs Alliance (SNA) is a national, not for profit organization … Continue reading

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