Monday, January 30, 2012

Mental Health Matters!

Next Wednesday, February 8, 2012 NAMI Utah will host a "Chill on the Hill" day. Join us for breakfast from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. We will be hosting a workshop on how to speak with your Senators and Representatives during this time as well.

For the rest of the day, NAMI Utah staff, supporters, and individuals who believe that mental health matters, will be on Capitol Hill waiting and ready to speak with legislators about the important public policy issues that affect mental health. (We will be discussing these in a future post so you can become familiar with the issues.)

If you would like to come for the breakfast and workshop, you must RSVP to Amber ( or 801-323-9900) as space is limited.

Join us on the Hill as we let our legislators know that Mental Health Matters!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Clinical Trials

Have you ever thought about participating in a mental health clinical trial? The National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) developed a guide for individuals interested in participating in clinical trials. The guide answers common questions you may have about clinical trials and research, including: 

Why participate in clinical trials?
People participate in research for several reasons Some hope to get the most advanced treatment available for mental and behavioral illnesses Others participate because they want to assist scientists in developing better ways to help people.

Research is our best hope for understanding and treating mental illnesses Thanks to help from volunteers, medical researchers are learning more and more about the causes of mental and behavioral disorders, and are finding new ways to treat and prevent illnesses Without this important relationship between research participants and those studying their illnesses, it would be much more difficult to improve health treatments.

Click HERE to download the guide and discuss with your family and friends who can help you make the decision regarding participation.  If you decide to participate in a clinical trial, click HERE to see what trials are taking place in your area and how to get involved.