Friday 2 March 2012


I was looking on-line at the activities of our friends in the United States the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and came across their quiz on schizophrenia: try it yourself via this link. I got one question wrong (although I think it was ambiguous!).

We should take more notice of what is happening in the US. Their health care systems may look alien to us but there are plenty of lessons for us nevertheless. NAMI, with whom Hafal has had very productive contact, is an admirable mass-membership organisation with a record of informed and assertive campaigning together with a refreshing, no-nonsense understanding of the priority needs of people with a serious mental illness.