The Stigma in Our Health Care System

By Kathryn van Roosendaal | May. 31, 2017

During Mental Health Month, there’s always a lot of talk about breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness. Well, it seems like we’ve still got a long way to go.

Are You Living on the Edge?

By Bob Carolla | May. 26, 2017

On Edge: A Journey through Anxiety is part-memoir and part-exposition of the science, symptoms and treatment of anxiety disorders, neatly woven together.

Reasons to Attend NAMI’s Hill Day

By Happy Carlock | May. 24, 2017

On June 29, NAMI advocates from across the country will brave the summer heat to meet with offices on Capitol Hill to advocate for mental health as part of the 2017 NAMI National Convention. Nearly 1,000 people have registered for Hill Day, but we still have spots available and we want you to fill one.

An Invisible Illness is Still an Illness

By Kevin Grimm | May. 22, 2017

"I have a mental disorder with a long, fancy name: Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar Type 1. An illness like mine is invisible. The only people who can see it are the people I chose to let inside. Thankfully, I started with NAMI Peer-to-Peer."

Teaching Kids About Mental Health Matters

By Fonda Bryant | May. 19, 2017

Kids are our next generation. We should be teaching them about the importance of mental health and the warning signs of mental illness. If we teach them well enough, maybe stigma won’t exist once their generation grows up.

Delivering on the Hope for Recovery

By Chacku Mathai, CPRP | May. 15, 2017

NAMI believes every community needs hope and support when it comes to mental health. And National Technical Assistance Centers, such as the NAMI STAR Center, encourages every state to help peer- and family-run organizations provide that crucial hope and support.

NAMIWalks Doesn’t Change, But You Do

By Jennie Madsen | May. 10, 2017

"My family is accustomed to the tedious nature of tracking medications, symptoms, side effects, doctors’ appointments and so much more because they’re always changing. In the middle of all that, it’s a beautiful thing to have a place of consistency waiting for us each spring: NAMIWalks."

“13 Reasons Why” Hurts Vulnerable Teens

By Laura Greenstein | May. 05, 2017

While the show has started many conversations about suicide, whether those conversations are harmful or helpful is debatable. What is helpful, however, are all the resources that have become more visible in response to the show.

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