Holiday Shopping that Supports NAMI

By Laura Greenstein | Nov. 28, 2016

There are endless ways to support NAMI and the mental health community—even by completing your holiday shopping! Here are some ideas for you to consider.

The Power of Pet Therapy

By Allison White, ACSW, LCSW, CCDP-D | Nov. 23, 2016

When we’re facing despair, loneliness, chronic health issues, depression, addictions, or anything beyond our ability to cope, a pet can help ease the pain. The relationship we have with our pets is real and symbiotic—what we give to our pets comes back to us in ways that can’t be measured.

Silence Isn’t Always Golden

By Happy Carlock | Nov. 21, 2016

This Thanksgiving season, we at NAMI are thankful for those unexpected interruptions—the moments of impulse that drive youth and young adults to speak up, especially when it comes to mental health issues.

I Stop Stigma by…

By Laura Greenstein | Nov. 16, 2016

We need to band together to push stigma to the forefront of societal concern. Only when this issue receives the spotlight it deserves will we start to see change. Here are two things you can do right now to help NAMI raise awareness.

Reflections on the Resiliency of Veterans

By Emily Blair | Nov. 11, 2016

NAMI expresses our gratitude to all our veterans for their sacrifice and commitment to a greater mission that always puts country first. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the veterans’ community, not only in appreciation, but to bring awareness to the mental health challenges many face upon returning from war. 

Stick It to Stigma

By Rob Marko-Franks | Nov. 09, 2016

Stigma is unfortunately not a problem that we can eradicate overnight. We need to teach people that mental illness is a complicated and unique problem, that every case is different and treatments that work for one person won’t necessarily work for another. There is no panacea for the brain’s problems.

Living Better through Bibliotherapy

By Michael Reagan Jr. | Nov. 07, 2016

Books can play a huge role in mental illness recovery. There’s even a name for it: bibliotherapy. I’ve read dozens of books that have inspired and helped me. Here are a few to add to your bookshelf.

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