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August 16, 2017 by Bernalyn Ruiz |

Patients With Schizophrenia Show Better Work Functioning Off Antipsychotics

20-year follow-up study finds that after four years, patients not prescribed antipsychotics have significantly better work functioning

Utilizing data from the Chicago Follow-up Study, researchers followed 139 initially psychotic patients over 20 years. Published in Psychiatry Research, the study reports that while antipsychotics were beneficial during acute hospitalizations, patients not prescribed antipsychotics had significantly better work functioning than those who were prescribed antipsychotics.

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January 30, 2017 by Jessica Pratt, EXCELLENCE Editor

New Grant Opportunity: Letter of Intent Due May 1, 2017

The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity for 2017, called Expanding the Science and Practice of Recovery-Based Mental Health Care and Supports.  Each award will be up to a maximum of $100,000 and smaller grants will be considered.  We are interested in funding visionary research, program and/or education projects.


Applicants will go through a two-step process.  The first step is a 5-page Letter of Intent, due May 1st and after those are reviewed by our Scientific Advisory Committee and Board a portion will be invited to submit a full application.


Please read the Request for Proposal and Letter of Intent cover sheet carefully as we will not accept incomplete LOI’s or unsolicited/incomplete applications in the full invitation stage. LOIs can be submitted to The deadline is 5:00p.m. PDT on May 1st.


If you have any questions about this RFP not answered in the attachments, please email them to the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care at


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December 27, 2016 by Jessica Pratt, EXCELLENCE Editor

Announcing the Launch of


December 23, 2016 – The Hearing Voices Research and Development Fund is delighted to announce the launch of

This innovative site is a dedicated space for people who hear voices to share their experiences and a place where Hearing Voices peer-support groups across the United States can connect with one another to create ongoing networks. It is also the home for a first-of-its-kind research study, featuring a detailed questionnaire based on the Fund’s narrative and participatory approach to understanding voice hearing.

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