Helping Others Through Catastrophic Stress

By Teri Brister, Ph.D. | Aug. 30, 2017

For people with serious medical conditions—like diabetes, high blood pressure or mental illness—disasters like Hurricane Harvey can be life-threatening on many levels. NAMI is here to help. Here are some resources for you.

Mental Health in the Workplace: The Value of Rest

By Jennifer W. Adkins, Ph.D. | Aug. 28, 2017

A period of stillness and rest may be a necessary precursor to a more active mental health recovery. Though, resting is not as easy as it sounds. Here's some advice on how to rest the right way.

Preventing Mental Health Effects of Divorce on Children

By Michelle Manno | Aug. 25, 2017

Sometimes, it can be difficult to assess whether a divorce is negatively impacting a child or whether problem behaviors are just an expected part of the growing process. Knowing the signs of struggle can help parents and educators identify whether a child needs additional support. Learn some of those signs here.

Helping Children Learn How to Think Positively

By Teresa Busto, Psy.D. | Aug. 21, 2017

With a basic understanding of cognitive behavioral principles, you can teach your child how to process uncomfortable situations at school, at home and on the playground. And not after the fact, but before they even happen.

What You Should Know About Toxic Stress

By Brittney Schaeffer, MS, LMFT | Aug. 18, 2017

Although toxic stress can be chronic and impactful on adults, it is particularly detrimental for children. Learn more about the effects toxic stress, or trauma, can have on a child's development and life.

Work is Recovery

By Paul Barnett and Stacey Teegardin | Aug. 16, 2017

Programs like Individual Placement and Support can help people with mental illness find and keep meaningful jobs, supporting their mental health recovery. Learn more about these valuable programs here.

Attention Spans in the Age of Technology

By Jyothsna Bhat, PsyD | Aug. 14, 2017

If your child seems to be having trouble focusing or finishing simple tasks without getting distracted, you may be wondering if it’s because of a mental health condition, like ADHD. Before jumping to conclusions, take some time to survey your child’s environment. 

Mental Health Matters for All Students

By The Steve Fund | Aug. 11, 2017

The Steve Fund focuses on promoting mental health for students of color on college and university campuses. Read an interview between the organization’s Executive Director, Dr. Terri Wright, and two students about their experiences with mental health on campus.

The Power of a Morning Routine

By Luna Greenstein | Aug. 09, 2017

Having a morning routine can increase your energy, productivity and positivity. It also generates momentum, building up to the brain’s peak time for cognitive work (late morning). Here are a few suggestions on how to start your own morning routine.

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