NAMI Blog

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. 

Spreading Hope Through Peer Support

By Michael Haines | Mar. 31, 2017

Being able to connect with a person who has been through a similar experience can help someone achieve their recovery goals. Learn more about this important piece of first episode psychosis programs from the perspective of someone whose been on both sides of peer support.

Help Build the Mental Health Movement

By Laura Greenstein | Mar. 29, 2017

The societal perception of mental illness won’t change if we don’t work to change it. So, here are just a few ways we can continue to push our cause forward.

Avoiding Emotional Damage During a Political Storm

By Larry Shushansky, LICSW | Mar. 27, 2017

During this period of change and uncertainty, it's important to maintain your well-being. Learn how to strike a balance between being attached to the politics of our time and being detached from the political storm. 

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