It Is What It Is
My son was 8 years old the first time a doctor told me he had a psychotic illness ... I knew the meaning of the word psychotic, but I could not imagine it describing my son.
State Mental Health Cuts: The Continuing Crisis
The latest report from NAMI shows the nation’s mental health crisis is continuing to deepen.
Mental Health Cuts: The "Super Committee" Debate
Congressional leaders targeting Medicaid, critical safety net programs, mental health research and more.
New Study: NAMI Family Education “Significantly” Improves Coping with Mental Illness
NAMI’s Family-to-Family Education program “significantly” improves coping and problem-solving abilities of family members of individuals living with mental illness
Primary Care Doctors are Critical to Detecting Mental illness in Children;
NAMI Family Survey includes the "Top Five" Most Helpful Things a Doctor Can Say
NAMI Missing Persons Support
Resources and assistance for locating missing persons with mental illness.
Antidepressants and Kids
A new review concludes that the benefits of antidepressant medications for children and teens appear to be much greater than the risks.
From Mental Illness to Spiritual Wisdom: A Father-Daughter Odyssey
NAMI is pleased to present the full audio of this moving presentation by Tom and Barb Zanzig, who found profound spiritual lessons in learning to cope with bipolar disorder as a family member and consumer, respectively.
NIMH Grant to Study NAMI's Family to Family Program
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have received a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to study the benefits of participating in a peer-directed family-to-family education program to enable people to effectively handle the mental illness of a relative or loved one.
NAMI Faces: Ramiro's Story
From abuse, addiction and jail to a better life. Read this powerful account of one man's journey along the path to mental illness recovery.
NAMI Launches National Campaign
Law enforcement, education, business, and health care leaders join forces. State campaigns to go in Florida, Iowa, W. Virginia, Maine, Kentucky, and Mass.
Empathy and Education Better Prepare Professional Care Givers
A group of mental health professionals heard voices in a workshop presented by NAMI. The empathy exercise is part of NAMI's Family to Provider education. This helps providers to better serve those suffering from mental illness.
A NAMI Voice: Unemployment and Poverty as the Results of Disability Policy
A NAMI Voice: The High Cost of Stigma and Discrimination in the Workplace
A first-person account by Donna, a NAMI member and consumer advocate.
Mental Health Crisis Demands Sweeping Transformation
New national survey data shows 67% of mental health consumers in the prime of their lives are unemployed: 55% have an annual income of less than $10,000. Nation's grassroots, state and federal leaders call for unified commitment for immediate change.