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Why I Decided to Be Open with My Students About My Mental Illness

"Children need to know where to get resources and that it is okay to ask for help."

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From Isolation to Community and Change

"NAMI would one day take my life’s greatest heartache and give me a community."

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Giving Support to Individuals in the Criminal Justice System

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Why Mental Illness Education Matters to Me

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Outreach and Engagement for Asian American Families

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How Schools Treat Children with Mental Illness and What Parents Can do About it

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The Difference Between a Disorder and a Feeling

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The Messy Truth About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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The Role of Mental Health Education

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Improving Our Understanding and Education About Psychosis

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

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How Schools Can Help Students Respond to Suicide

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Ensuring Your Child is Supported at School

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I Found My Purpose

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Preventing a Generation from Struggling in Silence

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Building Bonds Behind Bars with NAMI Peer-to-Peer

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Substance Use Carries Mental Health Risks—Yes, Even Marijuana

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Understanding the Spectrum of Bipolar Disorder

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A Diagnosis of Mental Illness Need Not End a College Career

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Why Some People Harm Themselves

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Understanding Self-Harm

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When Your Parents Have Mental Illness: Healing Childhood Trauma

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How Do I Know if My Therapist is Effective?

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Depression Doesn’t Need an Explanation

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Being the Person My 13-Year-Old Self Needed

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The Comorbidity of Anxiety and Depression

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Understanding Dysthymia

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Let’s Talk About Depression

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Finding Wellness After Illness

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The Top Three Musicals About Mental Health

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Strategies for Living and Working Well with ADHD

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Hope is Within Reach

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Keys to Managing Schizophrenia

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PTSD and Trauma: Not Just for Veterans

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9 Ways to Fight Mental Health Stigma

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Understanding Dual Diagnosis

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Why Borderline Personality Disorder is Misdiagnosed

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Preventing Suicide: Our First Line of Defense

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The Importance of Maintaining Mental Health in College

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Rules of the Road for Succeeding in College with a Mood Disorder

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Helping Children Learn How to Think Positively

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Attention Spans in the Age of Technology

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Mental Health Matters for All Students

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Talking About Mental Health Should Start Early

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Lessons We Missed as Kids: Practicing Mental Health

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Offering Hope for Borderline Personality Disorder

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Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder: What’s the Difference?

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Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

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Are You Living on the Edge?

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An Invisible Illness is Still an Illness

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Teaching Kids About Mental Health Matters

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“13 Reasons Why” Hurts Vulnerable Teens

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How You Can Stop Mental Illness Stigma

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Ways to Advance Your Mental Illness Education

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Hands-On for Mental Health: A Pie Tale

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Talk to Your Doc During American Heart Month

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Inspiring Hope in the Bipolar Community

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Selective Mutism: Frozen in Silence

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NAMI in the News: 2016 in Review

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Silence Isn’t Always Golden

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Giving Your Mental Health the Old College Try

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Need Help With Back-to-School? Ask the NAMI HelpLine

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Starting College? Don’t Let Distress Affect Your Success

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Acknowledging the Importance of Minority Mental Health Month

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Not Just a Childhood Disorder: How ADHD Affects Adults

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MediaWatch: Don’t Forget the Children

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Diversity in Motion: Raising Awareness through Dance

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A Voice at the Table: NAMI and Community Partnerships

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Why NAMI Needs to Offer Its Education Programs in Spanish

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After Decades of Life-changing Results, Clubhouses Get the Spotlight They Deserve

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Putting a Plan In Place to Help Your Child Succeed at School

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Partnering With Local Universities to Benefit Occupational Therapy Students

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Three Powerful Messages for Promoting Mental Health Awareness in Every School

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