From The CEO

Planting Seeds for a Better Future

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Nov. 22, 2017

"I recently came across a quote from a Robert Louis Stevenson play: 'Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.' Well, NAMI family, as we head into this season of harvest and celebration, I look back at the past year with such gratitude for all you have done to plants seeds for a brighter future."

You Can Be Scary This Halloween Without Perpetuating Stigma

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Oct. 30, 2017

This is the time of year when we see costumes and displays that portray mental illness as dangerous and frightening. When you are out on Halloween and encounter costumes or attractions that send a negative message about mental health, make it a teachable moment for children and adults.

Spreading Princess Diana’s Message of Kindness

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Aug. 31, 2017

Princess Diana once said, “Two things stand like a stone. Kindness in another’s trouble, and courage in your own.” Let’s all reflect on this message today, the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s passing, as we thank her for all she’s done and all she continues to inspire others to do.

Mental Health Stigma: The Week Washington Erupted

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Aug. 03, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci needs to address his harmful and stigmatizing comments made in Washington D.C. last week. Use of a medical diagnosis for political mud-slinging worsens the prejudice and stigma that surrounds mental illness. 

Health Care Debate: Outrageous! Take Action Now!

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Jun. 09, 2017

We’d like to think that Americans want to move forward, not back. Unfortunately, Congress is moving backwards in the current debate over health care. Now is the time to contact your Senators and tell them to say no to reckless bills that threaten people’s lives.

Mother’s Day: Support Our Caregivers

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | May. 12, 2017

This Mother’s Day, consider offering support to a mom who is caring for someone with a mental health condition. You can do something tangible such as visit, deliver a meal, call or send a card or message just to say you recognize their hard work and appreciate them.

Infinity Mirrors, Blockbuster Beauty

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Apr. 10, 2017

The conversation around Yayoi Kusama’s artwork is promoting a special kind of mental illness awareness—in which people learn not about clinical conditions, but rather, how a person with mental illness views the world.

First Episode Psychosis: A Call to Arms

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Mar. 13, 2017

When psychosis is involved, help is needed as soon as possible. Providing it should be a priority in every community. Together, we can ensure that a serious condition always gets a serious response.

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