NAMI Blog

You Can Be Prepared for Crises

By Laura Greenstein | Jun. 20, 2018

Mental illness is unpredictable by nature and crises can, do and will happen. Although crises can’t always be prevented, it is possible to be prepared. 

Why Suicide Reporting Guidelines Matter

By Laura Greenstein | Jun. 15, 2018

The fact is: how we talk about, write about and report on suicide matters. For someone already considering suicide, it’s possible to change their thoughts into action by exposing them to detailed suicide-related content, including graphic depictions or explanations of the death or revealing the method used. 

Combating Loneliness with EASE

By Kurt Morris | Jun. 13, 2018

"Sure, I’d make an effort to get to know others and I’d even spend time with classmates or co-workers, but I still felt lonely. That’s because loneliness isn't about the number of relationships you have, but the quality of them."

A Therapist’s Journey: Learning the Art of Self-Soothing

By Larry Shushansky, LICSW | Jun. 04, 2018

"People want one solution to feel better: one medication, one single action to solve all their problems. The fact is, that’s not how life works. We have to try all kinds of solutions; some will work, some won’t, and some might for a period of time and then stop."

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