The Quest for Sleep
Sound sleep in our busy society can be an elusive dream with profound implications for the way we live. Read more about sleep from bP Magazine, Spring 2006.
Surveys Reveal Gap in Understanding of Bipolar Disorder
Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment options, public understanding about bipolar disorder remains low, according to two surveys released by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on October 6th – Bipolar Disorder Awareness Day. A public knowledge survey, conducted by Harris InteractiveŽ1, shows that even though eight out of ten U.S. adults (82%) claim to know what bipolar disorder is, less than two-thirds (64%) can correctly define bipolar disorder from a list of descriptions of several mental illnesses.
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.
Participate in Research
Individuals with bipolar disorder often use drugs and/or alcohol, complicating their symptoms and treatment. Clinical researchers at UCLA are trying to better understand when and why this
Managing Pregnancy and Bipolar Disorder
Careful planning for pregnancy can help women with bipolar disorder optimally manage their illness to minimize their symptoms and avoid risks to the fetus.
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.