NAMI Blog

The Reps are Back in Town: Make Your Voice Heard

By Jessica W. Hart | Feb. 23, 2017

As a member of the mental health movement, local town hall meetings are where you can exercise your right as a citizen to speak with your representatives about the importance of quality, affordable mental health coverage.

Learn How to Couple Your Anxiety and Relationship

By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 15, 2017

Anxiety will most likely affect your relationship in some capacity, but that doesn’t mean you or your relationship is weak. And you can learn to manage your condition within your relationship in a healthy way. Here are a few ways to start.

Talk to Your Doc During American Heart Month

By Ken Duckworth, M.D. | Feb. 13, 2017

It has been 50 years since February was declared American Heart Month. While we have steadily reduced the rate of heart disease since then, it still remains our number one killer. And those who experience mental health conditions usually have an even higher risk. 

Inspiring Hope in the Bipolar Community

By Joanne M. Doan | Feb. 10, 2017

Since its launch in 2004 at NAMI’s 25th Anniversary Convention, bp Magazine continues to be the only publication of its kind—providing accurate information and inspiration on living well with bipolar disorder.

Family Survival Guide

By Chris Aiken, M.D. | Feb. 06, 2017

A psychiatrist shares practical tips from his personal journey with mental illness in the family.

Understanding the Spectrum of Bipolar Disorder

By Cheryl Cranick | Feb. 01, 2017

Beyond occasional reference to Types I and II, bipolar disorder is usually viewed as one condition. Ignoring the spectrum prevents the public from better understanding the complexity of this illness. Learn more about the types here.