NAMI Event :)

Will be trying to go. I enjoyed the last event tremendously, and it is really nice to be around people who understand and are trying to manage their illness too.

NAMI Rensselaer County is excited to announce that Jane Hartenstein will be speaking on "Voices" at the SUNYA School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Rensselaer, on Thursday, June 26th at 6:30pm.

"In 1100AD a monk named Henri hears voices telling him he is Saint Martin of Tours. Today we would recognize it as an illness called schizophrenia. Knowing his behavior will be a costly embarrassment to church and King,a unique solution is found.Thus begins a journey through the inland waterways on a ship of fools at the dawn of medicine and psychiatry." This is a blurb about the book "Voices" written by Jane Hartenstein. Jane has worked with people who hear voices and their families for over thirty years. She often wondered what life would have been like for them in other times, perhaps the time of the Crusades, 1100AD. "Voices" is the result of extensive historical research and a lifetime of experience.

This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 588-6949 or email: