NAMI Blog

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.

Strategies for Living and Working Well with ADHD

By Alexis Anderson | Dec. 22, 2017

More than three-fourths of adults who had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as children, still experience symptoms—and no matter the setting, it’s a challenge every day. Check out these productivity and self-help tips that may help provide relief.

Pawing for Recovery

By Tricia L. Hogan | Dec. 21, 2017

"Once I recovered from my stay at the hospital, I started doing research. I found out that therapy dog groups in my area were not servicing individuals experiencing mental illness, so I set out on a mission to bring free, animal-assisted therapy to the mental health community."

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