We know what it means when you or someone in your family is diagnosed with a mental health issue. The founder’s brother was diagnosed with Schizophrenia in 1994, and since then his family has struggled to find solutions to two core problems:
Access to trustworthy community support
Access to mental healthcare providers
Our passion is to simplify your life by solving both these problems.
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Keris Jän Myrick is the president on the NAMI Board of Directors and the president and CEO at the Project Return Peer Support Network in Los Angeles County, Her personal story has been featured in the New York Times’ Lives Restored series and the The Los Angeles Times. Keris was designated a “Game Changer” by Canadian Broadcast Centre (CBC) radio’s The Current: Changing the Face of Schizophrenia.
Ms. Myrick found NAMI during a hospitalization. NAMI made her feel at home. She soon became very involved with the organization at every level, particularly in the NAMI Star Center and NAMI education programs. She hopes to ensure that NAMI spreads the message that recovery is real and possible for everyone and to stress that recovery requires a focus on the whole person.
She is a member of the American Society of Training and Development, the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, American Association for People with Disabilities, Deaf West Theatre Group, Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, National Coalition Building Institute, SIOP (Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology- APA division 13) and Society of Consulting Psychology – APA Division 14. Calif. Ms. Myrick was previously a consultant at the California Institute of Mental Health.
She was the recipient of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health: Bridge Builder Award in 2009 and was the SAMHSA/CMHS scholarship recipient World Federation for Mental Health Conference in Athens, Greece. She earned her B.B.A. at Temple University, her M.B.A. at Case Western Reserve University and her M.S. at the California School of Psychology, where she is currently a Ph.D. candidate.
Dr. Keshavan is Vice- chair for Public Psychiatry at the Beth Israel deaconess medical center, Harvard Medical School, a position he assumed in April 2008. He received his medical training in Mysore, India (where he graduated at the top of the University), and his psychiatric training in Bangalore (India), Vienna, London, and Detroit. In 1986 Dr. Keshavan joined the faculty of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh. Dr. Keshavan became the Medical Director of the Schizophrenia Inpatient Unit, serving from 1987 to 2002. He was appointed full tenured professor in July of 1998. between 2004-2008, he served as Professor and Associate chair at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University, Detroit. Dr. Keshavan is closely involved in research in neurobiology of psychosis, especially as it pertains to first episode psychotic disorders. His research has resulted in over 350 publications to date, including over 300 peer-reviewed papers, four books, 20 book chapters and over 140 abstracts. He has received several awards including the Gaskell gold Medal of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (1985), Nancy Roschke Certificate for teaching excellence of the American Psychiatric Association in 1993, the Golden Apple Award for Teaching at the Department of Psychiatry in 1992, 1994 and 2004, the Research Scientist Development Award from NIMH and the 2003 NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Pennsylvania) Psychiatrist of the Year Award. He is a distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric association, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Canada and a Fellow of the Royal college of Psychiatrists, UK.
Dr.Keshavan is the Editor in Chief of the Asian Journal of Psychiatry (Elsevier) and serves on the editorial board for journals such as the Acta Neuropsychiatrica, Clinical Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorders and Schizophrenia Research. In addition, Dr. Keshavan is often invited to speak at national and international conferences. He has several funded grants. His main areas of research include the neurodevelopmental basis of schizophrenia, neuroimaging and early intervention.
Eric Arauz is an International Behavioral Health Advocate, an adjunct instructor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry, and a person who experienced bipoloar 1 disorder, addiction, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Considered as one of the best pure orators in the United States, Eric Arauz suffered extensive child abuse at the hands of a father with mental illness, culminating with an attempt to take his life at the age of 12. His pursuit of higher education and literature served as way to communicate his struggles and serve as “a voice for the voiceless.”
Eric holds a BA in American Studies from Rutgers University with High Honors and a Masters Degree from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management of Labor Relations. In 2007, Eric left a corporate job and took a mental health advocate position for $800 a month speaking to patients in state psychiatric hospitals about the harms of over-smoking and tobacco addiction.
In 2012, Eric published his first book, An American’s Resurrection, chronicling his personal “triumph over the demons of substance abuse, child abuse, psychosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder.” Eric is also a Yale University lecturer, a New York Times contributor, and a 2009 SAMHSA/US Department of Health and Human Services "Voice Award" recipient.
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America promotes improvement in lives affected by schizophrenia-related
illnesses (mental illnesses involving psychosis). SARDAA promotes hope and recovery through support programs, education,
collaboration and advocacy.
SARDAA's vision is that every person with schizophrenia or a related disorder (mental illness involving psychosis) achieves recovery and a full life in a compassionate community free of stigma and discrimination.
PRPSN is the successor to Project Return, started by Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) in 1980 as California’s first staff-facilitated peer support program for people with mental illness. In 1992, we made a transition to a client-operated program in response to the client empowerment movement and clients need for a greater voice in designing and running our own programs. In 2010 we became an independent, peer-run, 501(c)(3). Project Return Peer Support Network (PRPSN) promotes wellness, personal growth and self-determination for people who have experienced mental illness by providing social opportunities, education, and community involvement.
ASHA International’s mission is to promote personal, organizational, and community wellness through mental health education, training and support . Since its launch in May 2006, ASHA International has touched the lives of more than 32,000 people nationally and internationally with a resounding message of hope and recovery.
ACMI is an advocacy initiative working for the rights and needs of persons with mental illness (MI) and disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorder and OCD. ACMI is dedicated to advocacy for policy, legal and service delivery issues relating to Mental Illness in India. Unlike the service delivery NGOs, ACMI is essentially a lobbying forum to bring about macro level interventions in all aspects related to the rights and needs of persons with mental illness (PMI) and their families. Advocacy followed by action have become the hallmark of ACMI that impacts 60 to 70 million Indians with mental illness and disorders, most of whom are yet to access treatment . ACMI visualizes a future where persons with mental illness and other psychiatric disorders live in a society that recognizes mental health on par with physical health, and extends the same support and understanding.
ACMI believes in FAMILY POWER and strengthening the framework of family support as it can go a long way in minimizing street care and even institutional care. FACEMI is the latest venture of ACMI that envisions building a national forum in India for care givers of individuals impacted with mental illness.