Maureen McCormick: Dropping the Act
esperanza features an in-depth interview with Maureen McCormick. As Marcia Brady she was the perfect popular teen. But in real life she spent decades hiding secrets and sadness.
Clarence Jordan: Person First
NAMI Board Member and Veteran Navy Pilot Clarence Jordan opens up about his experience with depression while serving in the military.
The Mask of Male Depression
Men who are depressed often fail to recognize their condition, chalking it up to apathy, low self-esteem, and anger. Read more about male depression from esperanza! magazine.
Working Through It: How to cope when you’re on the job
If only you could, as rock legend Neil Young suggests, "leave your troubles at the door," then depression would be neatly deposited on the office doormat. The reality is that people who are depressed at home most likely will be depressed at work. Read more about depression on the job from esperanza! magazine.
Confidentiality: Can what they don't know hurt you?
We live in an era where privacy and confidentiality are touted above all else - and not just in mental health issues. There must also be a balance between protection and common sense.
Mariel Hemingway: Learning From Her Legacy
Mariel Hemingway is all about balance. She's such a strong proponent of it, in fact, that she began seeking it out decades before it came into vogue as a philosophy for living. Read Mariel's wellness tips from the premiere issue of Esperanza, a new magazine focused on anxiety and depression.
Dorothy Hamill: Gliding through Depression
In Spanish, "esperanza" means hope. It's also the name of a new magazine for the millions of us who live with anxiety or depression. Within esperanza's covers you'll find everything from tips for everyday wellness to profiles of everyday people. Keeping readers current on the latest research, quality of life issues, and other important information about anxiety and depression, esperanza strives to deliver hope with every issue.
Depression in the Workplace
Listen to this podcast from "The Down & Up Show", sponsored by the Depression is Real coalition.
Honor Your Heroes!
The 2008 "Welcome Back Awards" recognize individuals who have made great strides in battling depression, or improved the lives of those struggling with the illness. Nominations are being accepted through Nov. 12.
Cancer and Mental Illness
Researchers suggest that mental health problems can affect cancer patients more than physical pain.
Weekly Podcast Explores Depression
"The Down & Up Show" features top-level guests discussing the latest medical research, current policy issues, news and events, and personal perspectives from people who have faced and overcome depression.
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.
African American Families and Mental Health: What You Need to Know
NAMI has released A Family Guide to Mental Health: What You Need to Know, oriented especially to African-American families affected by medical illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Anti-Stigma Campaign Launched
New public service announcements targeted to 18-25 year olds are designed to decrease the negative attitudes that surround mental illness.
Depression Drug Study
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again—but choosing the right medication at the very start is important.
Fending Off Depression with Exercise
It's one of the best things you can do for your mind and body. Here's how to break a sweat when it's the last thing you want to do.
"Depression: The First 48 Hours"
You’ve just been diagnosed with depression … Now what? Deborah Gray shares her best tips for coping and taking control of your health.
NAMI Members Honored
Two NAMI members were recently honored with Welcome Back Awards for their work in helping reshape the mental health system.
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.
Study Looks at Treatment-Resistant Depression
Initial results from NIMH study measure effectiveness of depression treatment.