NAMI Blog

But I was a Victim, Right?

By Cohen Miles-Rath | Oct. 17, 2018

"I was twenty-two years old and in my last semester of undergraduate college when I suffered two psychotic breaks. During this time, I was unable to control my thoughts and behavior."

Overcoming Stigma

By Gretchen Grappone, LICSW | Oct. 15, 2018

Learn what the seven different types of stigma are and how to overcome them.

Rural Mental Health Work: One Therapist’s Journey

By Jennifer Andrashko, MSW | Oct. 10, 2018

Approximately 20% of our total population currently lives in rural parts of the U.S. We must address our pervasive workforce issues if we wish to make a dent in the unmet mental health needs in our small communities. 

An Ode to Schizophrenia

By Steven Wilson | Oct. 09, 2018

"My mind split, but it seemed to repair itself enough to get by. I learned one thing that proved to be true in the real world: When you struggle with an invisible disease, many won’t believe you."

It’s Not Stigma, It’s Discrimination

By Sue Abderholden | Oct. 01, 2018

Often when we talk about stigma, we are actually talking about discrimination. We need to claim what people are experiencing as a civil and human rights issue and demand an end to discrimination.

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