Friday, February 2, 2007

AstraZeneca and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Partner to Significantly Increase Number of Mental Illness Support Groups Nationwide

WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca today announced its exclusive multi-year sponsorship of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in expanding NAMI-C.A.R.E. [Consumers Advocating Recovery through Empowerment], a peer-based, mutual support group program for people with mental illness. This partnership will allow the existing NAMI-C.A.R.E. program to expand to all 50 states and Puerto Rico by 2009.

NAMI-C.A.R.E. sponsors support groups whose purpose is to help overcome isolation and to promote recovery for people challenged by any severe and persistent mental illness. During weekly 90-minute meetings, individuals share experiences, learn coping strategies and offer mutual understanding and encouragement as they seek to move forward in their lives.

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