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bp Magazine new edition: Tackling Anger
Anger. Everyone experiences this intense emotion from time to time. It's a normal, usually healthy response to internal or external events. But when we can't control our anger-and instead let anger control us-it can jeopardize our personal and professional relationships, which in turn deteriorates our quality of life.

Hurricane Relief Resource Guide
NAMI is providing a listing of resources for consumers and families that are affected by Hurricanes Ike & Gustav.

NAMI blog
Welcome to the NAMI blog, written by Mike Fitzpatrick, NAMI's Executive Director, and guest contributors.


Celebrating Recovery through Work

4/16/2014
Elliott and Dianne Steele believed that there had to be a place where individuals with mental illness were celebrated as people and not treated like patients, so they created Vincent House.

Celebrating Recovery Through Work

4/15/2014
The story of how Dianne and Elliott Steele built Vincent House, a recovery-through-work Clubhouse.

Understanding What HIPAA Means for Mental Illness

4/15/2014
HIPAA protects the privacy of individual health information. But how does it apply to mental health care?

My Journey With Bipolar

4/08/2014
"We have bipolar, it does not have us." Cheryl shares her story

Help for Veterans Involved in the Justice System

4/08/2014
Too many veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are facing mental health and substance abuse issues. Many wind up in the criminal justice system instead of getting the help they need.

NAMI Statement: The Fort Hood Tragedy

4/04/2014
Mary Giliberti, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), issued the following statement in response the tragedy at Fort Hood on April 2.

Your Story: A Powerful Advocacy Tool

4/04/2014
You can use your personal story to advocate for improvements in the mental health field.

One Week in Washington: Mental Health Care Debate Continues

4/02/2014
In the course of week, mental health care has had a high profile in the nation’s capital, including legislative action.

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3/31/2014
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Frankie & Alice Homepage Ad

3/31/2014
Frankie and Alice in Theaters on April 4!

Shared Decision Making: Empowering People Living with Mental Illness

3/31/2014
There isn't always enough time to discuss everything you want when you meet with your doctor. Pat Deegan explains how shared decision making can help.

NAMI Joins with Saddleback Church and Catholic Diocese to Bring Together Religious Leaders and Health Experts for Mental Health Education—Event Has National Significance

3/27/2014
The evangelical Saddleback Church, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange and NAMI Orange County, the local NAMI Affiliate, are co-sponsoring the event, aimed at encouraging individuals living with mental illness, educating family members and equipping church leaders to provide effective, compassionate ministry to those who confront mental illness. "The Gathering will focus on individuals and families in the Orange County community, but it is nationally significant as a model for outreach that unifies spiritual inspiration with mental health needs. It also represents a powerful trumpet call for an end to stigma," said NAMI national executive director Mary Giliberti.

A Gathering on Mental Health and the Church, A Call to Action for All Communities

3/27/2014
Saddleback Church, the Catholic Diocese and NAMI Orange County have partnered together to host a daylong event on mental health.

Adapting DBT for Children

3/27/2014
Therapists have developed a form of DBT that would help children with mental illness and their parents develop better relationships.

A Gathering on Mental Health and the Church, A Call to Action for All Communities

3/27/2014
Saddleback Church, the Catholic Diocese and NAMI Orange County have partnered together to host a daylong event on mental health.

NAMI Calls Mental Health Crisis a "Double Whammy," Shortages Exist for Both Beds and Services

3/26/2014
"Hospital beds for individuals with mental illness who experience acute crisis are a necessary element for America's mental health care system, but there are not enough beds. Supply does not meet demand. It is not just patients who are in crisis; it is the system as well.

My Battle, My Victory, My Hope

3/25/2014
Nick shares his story of hope. "There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how distant it might seem, or how dark the tunnel is."

Why Screening for Diabetes is Important

3/25/2014
Individuals living with mental illness are at an increased risk for diabetes. Take a screening test today to see if you should take action.

Working to Improve Wisconsin's Mental Health

3/24/2014
NAMI Wisconsin played an integral role in getting legislation passed to improve mental health services in their state.

Service Dogs Help Veterans Still Battling the Effects of War

3/23/2014
Shepherds for Lost Sheep, a project started by veterans to help their compatriots, uses dogs to help those who are still battling the effects of war.

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