NAMI Blog

How Do I Know if My Therapist is Effective?

By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 14, 2018

While it is important for therapists to be educated, trained and up-to-date on current practices, there is so much more to a good therapist than just their background and education.

My Great Wake-Up Call

By Jordan Lally | Feb. 12, 2018

"I saw my dad's brain churn out incessant thought cycles that would start with some small root in reality and spiral downward to a place devoid of all reason. Following his suicide, I was able to recognize similar behavior in myself."

The Problem with Yelling

By Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW | Feb. 07, 2018

Being frequently yelled at as children changes how we think and feel about ourselves even after we become adults and leave home.

Mental Illness: A Common Bond

By Linda Vigen Phillips | Feb. 05, 2018

On the first Saturday of every month, the basement at Providence United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina transforms into a drop-in center called Providence Place. Every single person in this room has been affected by mental illness in some way or another.

How Dogs Can Help with Depression

By Greer Grenley | Feb. 02, 2018

Did you know that dogs can play an integral part in your emotional well-being? Studies show that dogs reduce stress, anxiety and depression, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and improve your all-around health.

A Sermon of Truth About Depression

By Kathy Hurt | Jan. 23, 2018

"The stigma felt especially daunting in the context of my profession: Pastors are supposed to be paradigms of perfection, to be endowed with the sort of faith that keeps them immune from something like mental illness."

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