A Dog Story: Negotiating with the Airlines

By Bob Carolla | Apr. 28, 2017

The DOT is considering whether to end or restrict emotional support animals on passenger planes. You can comment online now on this issue before new regulations are proposed. This is an opportunity for dogged advocacy.

Ways to Advance Your Mental Illness Education

By Laura Greenstein | Apr. 26, 2017

Learning coping skills, information about medications, treatment options and new research prepares you to deal with the inevitable challenges of mental illness. For those who have already learned the basics and are ready to take a deeper dive into this complex topic, here are a few suggestions. 

Depression is an Illness, Not a Weakness

By Joshua Beharry and Dr. John Ogrodniczuk | Apr. 21, 2017

Many people express that their recovery from depression began when they reached out to a friend or family member for support. Here are a few ways to start that life-changing conversation.

Responding to Bipolar Psychotic Symptoms

By Amy Willer | Apr. 17, 2017

As you learn how to manage your own illness, you might start noticing your symptoms. It can be scary to realize that you are headed for a psychotic episode, but it is possible to do things that lessen the severity of, or even avert, psychosis.

Hands-On for Mental Health: A Pie Tale

By Elizabeth Mount | Apr. 14, 2017

Mental Health Month is just around the corner. If your congregation, school, office, town, campus, book club, family, sports team—whatever!—is looking to get involved and raise awareness and funds for NAMI, consider a bake sale.

Don’t Get Crushed by Anxiety

By Laura Greenstein | Apr. 12, 2017

It’s important to remember that dating isn’t hopeless—even if you experience a mental health condition that makes it even harder. Here are a few things you can do to reduce your anxiety while dating.

Living with Depression: How to Keep Working

By Emily Johnson | Apr. 07, 2017

Depression can make work more challenging, but you can still be productive. It requires self-acceptance, open communication with your professional circle, and a few other things. 

World Health Day Spotlights Depression

By Laura Greenstein | Apr. 05, 2017

For the first time since 2001, World Health Day is bolstering our cause and mission by highlighting depression. Learn why this theme was chosen, and how you can help raise awareness.