Are You a Chronic Self-Abandoner? By Brianna Johnson | Apr. 30, 2018 Self-abandonment is when you reject, suppress or ignore part of yourself in real-time. In other words, you have a need or desire you want to meet, and (often on the spot) you make the decision not to meet it. Sound familiar? Read More. Encouraging Youth to Share their Stories By Laura Greenstein | Apr. 27, 2018 As a society, we should be encouraging young people to be open about their mental health rather than allowing them to struggle in silence. So, we’ve teamed up with Adobe Project 1324 to get young people involved in breaking the stigma—through art. Read More. The Double Standard of Mental Illness By Michelle Walshe | Apr. 25, 2018 "If a family member walked into your living room, bent over in pain and screaming for help, what would you do? You would help, of course. But with mental health, the picture is so different." Read More. Anxiety, My Companion By Laura Greenstein | Apr. 23, 2018 "My relationship with Anxiety is like what they say about falling in love: 'gradual and then all at once.'" Read More. How I Healed Myself of Shame By Beverly Engel, LMFT | Apr. 18, 2018 "It took me many years to rid myself of the shame that followed me nearly all my life. The important thing is that you just begin to heal your shame, so it doesn’t dictate your life." Read More. My First Voice By Mindy Tsai | Apr. 16, 2018 "No one, including family and close friends, has ever asked me about the first time I heard a voice. I think it’s a tough topic to talk about. Hearing voices isn’t considered normal. Regardless, I remember." Read More. Showing Strength in the Face of Mental Illness By Jennifer Pellecchia | Apr. 11, 2018 "After three decades of battling my brain, I thought it was time for me to do something to help people understand. That’s why I decided last year to use my annual PlanksGiving event to support mental health advocacy and NAMI." Read More. My Recovery Started At Breakfast By Bob Griggs | Apr. 09, 2018 "In my growing depression, I had lost the ability to enjoy anything, but that morning, I enjoyed my breakfast. Such a little thing, an institutional breakfast on a tray, but it was the first good thing I had had in a long time." Read More. Building Bonds Behind Bars with NAMI Peer-to-Peer By Sarah O'Brien | Apr. 02, 2018 "I was inside the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women to co-lead a three-day NAMI Peer-to-Peer training. Knowing that I could leave didn’t help; I still felt trapped when I heard all those doors lock behind me." Read More.