In Our Own Voice Presentation

Sep 23

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (the first full week of October), we will be co-hosting (along with Volunteers for Mental Health in Montgomery County) the FREE National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) In Our Own Voice presentation.

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Nobody Needs to Know

Aug 24

I recently bumped into a fellow in Indianapolis who is in a play about mental illness called “Nobody Needs to Know.” (I was wearing my NAMI-WCI t-shirt, and he introduced himself.) It’s a forty minute, one-act play by Carol A. Bozena, LCSW, funded in part by a grant from The Mental Health Association of CT.

The purpose of the project is to help educate, normalize, empower and support others through performance. After each performance, a trained facilitator will lead the audience in discussion of issues raised during the performance.

Irvington United Methodist Church
30 N Audubon Rd, Indianapolis 46219
Saturday, September 19th
5:00pm – 6:30pm

North United Methodist Church
3808 N Meridian St, Indianapolis 46208
Friday, September 25th
7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Opening Doors to Recovery

Mar 17

At our previous meeting, a couple people mentioned that the state of Georgia provides a good model for how mental illness should be managed. I found the following video about the Opening Doors to Recovery program. This certainly looks like what we should be striving for.

If you can’t watch the video embedded on this page, view it on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2NJEL2WfCU.

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Disclosure in the Workplace

Feb 21

Should someone with a mood disorder disclose her condition to her manager or anyone with whom she works?

Psych Central Associate Editor Therese J. Borchard posted an interview with Lisa Clark Keith, who did her doctoral dissertation on this topic. Check out Disclosure in the Workplace: An Interview with Lisa Clark Keith to read the interview.

If you have experience with disclosing bipolar disorder or another illness at work, please post to share your experience.

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The Black Dog

Jan 02

The Black Dog — a video about living with depression and the stigma that often accompanies it.

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