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TAKE THE FACES CHALLENGE FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

FACES challenges you to further educate yourself and your community on what mental health is and what it is not. Click on the Mental Health America (MHA) infographics listed below to find out what life with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia or other mental health illnesses is like and then forward it to 5 friends.  FACES works year round to educate […]

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MAY 24, 2016 – COMMUNITY EDUCATION MTG WITH ATTORNEY SCOTT STOVALL

Please join FACES as we welcome Attorney Scott D. Stovall of CowanGates law firm for our Community Education Meeting On Tuesday, May 24, 2016.  Scott will be shedding light on the sometimes complex legal issues when it comes to estate, trusts and will planning when you have a loved one with a mental illness.  The meeting […]

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RESEARCH: THE CAUSES AND TREATMENTS OF SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS

RESEARCH: THE CAUSES AND TREATMENTS OF SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS

(Apr. 8, 2016) We don’t know enough about the causes and treatments of serious mental illness, but the 2016 Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference that ended April 6th in Florence, Italy, dramatically illustrated how much more data and science are being generated that patients and families living with diseases typically see. Nearly 1,000 posters and […]

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MORE TREATMENT, LESS CRIMINALIZATION

State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds says he wants to pass reforms that could “change the face of mental health care” in Virginia by the end of 2017. Deeds, was at the Northside Library in Albemarle County on Friday afternoon to talk about his efforts in the General Assembly to improve care. The issue is personal […]

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WHY CLOZAPINE USE VARIES BY STATE

Why Clozapine Use Varies by State “In November of last year, Olfson and colleagues reported that clozapine use for individuals with schizophrenia continues to be very low in the United States, compared to other western countries. Equally concerning, however, was their finding that there is a 7-fold variation in clozapine use by state, from South […]

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