NAMI Blog

How Stigma Can Lead to Isolation

By Ashley Virnan | Feb. 21, 2019
"I’ve seen, first hand, what stigma does to a person. I’ve experienced it with my 25-year-old, big brother, who—because of stigma—refuses to receive help. He does not want to be seen as "crazy.'"

Anxiety, the Sneaky Symptom

By Caitlin C. Regan | Feb. 19, 2019
"I have bipolar II disorder. For me, anxiety is a large part of my condition. The symptoms of bipolar disorder are already very difficult to manage, and the anxiety I experience on top of it can feel completely debilitating."

Millennial Mental Health in the Workplace

By Kristen Fuller, M.D. | Feb. 13, 2019
The current workplace challenges faced by millennials, such as greater competitiveness and lower job security, can lead to exacerbated mental health symptoms. However, this generation is more willing to advocate for mental health in the workplace. 

Growing up Without Mental Health Support

By Charlotte Underwood | Feb. 11, 2019
"It’s baffling, as a mental health advocate now, that no teacher, no adult or anyone close to me had noticed the warning signs. I had no therapy, no one asking me how I was doing. There were no questions about my wellbeing. I was just labeled as a shy child."

Being a Parent When You Have Anxiety

By Vanna Winters | Feb. 06, 2019
For someone who has an anxiety disorder, becoming a parent can significantly impact symptoms. Here are the ways Vanna has learned to cope with her increased anxiety after having kids.

How to Use Journaling as a Coping Tool

By Matt Johnson | Jan. 30, 2019
Journaling can help someone with mental illness track their symptoms, understand their triggers and see patterns of behavior. Here's how to approach journaling in an effective way.
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