NAMI Blog

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."

Being the Person My 13-Year-Old Self Needed

By Brooke Johnson | Jan. 22, 2018

"Fast-forward six years: I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. It was six years of feeling completely alone. Six years of feeling like I was the only person that felt the way I did. Six years of feeling helpless."

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.

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