National Depression Survey Reveals Gap in Awareness of Treatment Goals
Results of a new national survey reveal a disparity between what people with depression say they know about their illness and how they manage it. Although 91 percent of those surveyed say it is very important to take their antidepressant medication exactly as prescribed, at some point approximately 40 percent stopped taking their medication without the advice of their health care professional because they personally believed they were no longer experiencing symptoms of depression.
The Medication Journey
Adherence is an issue that confronts anyone working to manage a difficult medical condition. bp Magazine investigates the unique challenges faced by those with mental illness and offers insight for those facing the medication journey.
Treating Kids with Depression
New FDA warnings about the use of anti-depressant medications for children leave parents, caregivers wondering about options.
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.
Recovery at Age 91
Mary Ann's tribute to her mother, Grace, telling the story of recovery at 91 years of age.
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.
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.