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NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania is committed to helping the media cover stories related to mental illness responsibly and accurately. Our latest news, publications and media resources can be found below. To arrange an interview with a mental health expert, contact the NAMI newsroom directly at (412) 366-3788.

Media Contact: Maria Kakay, 412-366-3788 or mkakay@namiswpa.org.

In the News

 

March 31, 2017 – WQED-TV: Before Stage Four: Confronting Early Psychosis (Documentary)

March 20, 2017 – WQED-TV: Building a Future of Strong Mental Health

March 7, 2017 – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Agencies help teens, families in behavioral health crisis

March 6, 2017 –  WQED-TV: Medication & Treatment for FEP

Feb. 21, 2017 – WQED-TV: Access to Care for FEP

Feb. 16, 2017 – Herald-Standard: Mental health professional shortages common in local rural areas

Feb. 6, 2017 – WQED-TV: What is First-Episode Psychosis (FEP)?

Dec. 3, 2015 – WQED-TV: Bundle of Nerves – Our Anxiety Epidemic (documentary)

Dec. 1, 2015 – WQED-TV: Bundle of Nerves – Our Anxiety Epidemic (Promo)

Nov. 29, 2015 – WQED-TV: Living with Mental Illness, Part 4 – Schizophrenia

Oct. 26, 2015 – WQED-TV: Living with Mental Illness, Part 3 – Depression

Oct. 6, 2015 – WQED-TV: Living with Mental Illness, Part 2 – Bipolar Disorder

Aug. 31, 2015 – WQED-TV: Living with Mental Illness, Part 1 – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Aug. 7, 2015 – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Nonprofit helps families of those with mental illness

April 16, 2015 – WTAE-TV: One on One with Brandon Marshall

April 12, 2015 – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: NFL player Brandon Marshall speaks out on tackling stigma of mental illness

Nov. 18, 2014 – KDKA-TV: “Ian Walks America Speaks” at Conference One Year After Brother’s Suicide

Oct. 5, 2014 – WTAE-TV and WPXI-TV: NAMI Walk in the News

Sept. 10, 2014 – Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Dormont Man Finds Hope, Raises 10K for Mental Illness Through Cross-Country Walk

Sept. 3, 2014 – KDKA-TV: Journey Complete: Local Man Walks Across USA To Raise Mental Health Awareness

April 17, 2014 – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Service Dog Donated for Whitehall Girl with Bipolar Disease

April 12, 2014 – KDKA-TV: Mental Health Experts Reach out to Franklin Hospital During Conference

April 12, 2014 – WTAE-TV: Robin Williams’ Struggles Painfully Familiar with Depression Sufferers

March 29, 2014 – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Survivor the Share Healing at Mental Health Conference

March 28, 2014 – KDKA Radio: Suicide Survivor Brings his Miraculous Story to Pittsburgh

May 30, 2013 – WQED-TV: Gun Violence: The Voices featuring NAMI Southwestern PA Executive Christine Michaels (documentary)

Nov. 15, 2012 – WQED-TV: Mental Health and Poverty featuring NAMI Southwestern PA Executive Christine Michaels (documentary)

Aug. 13, 2012 – Pittsburgh-Post-Gazette: Executive Director Chris Michaels’ Award-Winning Op-Ed

Newsletters

The Voice is a quarterly newsletter published by NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania. If you  would like to receive a copy of The Voice by mail or email, please join NAMI now.

May 2016 – Early Treatment Saves Lives

December 2015 – NAMI carries on legacy of Mental Health America of Allegheny County through the Adult Advocacy Program

June 2015 – Dramatically Expanding Mental Health Education

Jan 2015 – The Courage to Speak About Suicide

June 2014 – The Road Less Traveled Ian Walks America

Jan 2014 – NAMI Announces New Strategic Plan

Sept 2013 – Strenghthening NAMI’s Family-to-Family

April 2013 – The Dick Jevon Story

Sept 2012 – NAMI Southwestern PA Answers the Call to Action

June 2012 – Lawsuits Filed Over Cuts to Services for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities

Sept 2011 – Holistic Care Integrating the physical and behavioral health systems to improve recovery efforts

Dec 2011 – Translational Research Transforming scientific knowledge into more effective disease treatment and prevention

June 2011 – Understanding Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Jan 2011 – Complication Grief

Oct 2010 – NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Quest for Recovery and Wellness

June 2010 – NAMI Southwestern Viewpoint Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT)

March 2010 – Changing Times Ahead

Jan 2010 – Mental Health Advance Directives

Sept 2009 – NAMI Southwestern PA Launches NAMIpedia Innovative online tool

June 2009 – Grading the States 2009 NAMI National’s report on America’s Health Care System for Adults with Serious Mental Illness

Sept 2008 – Targeting Overall Health and Wellness NAMI Southwestern PA researches methods to buy back 25 years of life

June 2008 – NAMI Addresses Issues of Disparity in Longevity

March 2008 – Mandi Luis Advocates for Mental Health Supports in the Workplace

Dec 2008 – Mental Health Issues of Veterans Recognized

Winter 2007 – Quality in Behavioral Health Treatment and Supports

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