NAMI Blog

The Comorbidity of Anxiety and Depression

By Beth Salcedo, MD | Jan. 19, 2018

Some estimates show that 60% of those with anxiety will also have symptoms of depression, and the numbers are similar for those with depression also experiencing anxiety.

Understanding Dysthymia

By Laura Greenstein | Jan. 17, 2018

While someone with major depressive disorder will typically “cycle” through episodes of feeling severely depressed and then be symptom-free for periods of time, dysthymia presents with persistent symptoms for years.

5 Sleep Tips that Can Help with Depression

By Sarah Cummings | Jan. 12, 2018

The relationship between sleep and mental illness, specifically depression, is complicated. But everyone experiencing depression should work to improve and regulate their sleep because there are only benefits to be had.

Realistic New Year’s Resolutions: Living with Depression

By Ryann Tanap and Christine Allen | Jan. 10, 2018

Living with mental illness this time of year can be particularly difficult. There’s a lot of pressure to “start over” or “begin again” or revamp how you live your entire life. But this stigmatizing thought process is not only unhelpful, it’s actually harmful to mental health recovery. 

Postpartum Depression: Ways to Cope and Heal

By Kristina Cowan | Jan. 05, 2018

"After the traumatic birth of my first child, I developed postpartum depression. I needed a roadmap. And with the help of other moms, a therapist and research, I pieced one together."

Let’s Talk About Depression

By The Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization | Jan. 03, 2018

Despite depression's prevalence, there is hope: Depression can be prevented and treated. But in order to get people on the path to treatment, we first need to get talking. 

The Pathway to Peace of Mind

By Larry Shushansky, LICSW | Dec. 29, 2017

Imagine your brain is a city composed of many roadways that have all been under construction since before you were even born. And just like cities, we can create new roadways that enable us to be happier.

Finding Wellness After Illness

By Laura Greenstein | Dec. 28, 2017

After years spent volunteering for NAMI, Joe wanted to pull from his own experiences to express his message of hope. So, he created a presentation-program to help people with mental illness achieve wellness.

The Top Three Musicals About Mental Health

By Alisa Hurwitz | Dec. 27, 2017

While treatment is effective and vital to recovery, art can also help. Theater is an art form that can be particularly powerful. So, here are three musicals about mental illness that just may help you better understand yourself and others.

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