NAMI Blog

Learning to Find My Identity with Bipolar Disorder

By Elizabeth Drucker | Jan. 11, 2019
"Many people with serious mental health conditions struggle to accept their diagnoses and the implications it means for their life—and I was no exception. I felt as if I was giving up my identity for one I didn’t want."

Why I Have to Convince Myself My Anxiety is Real

By Luna Greenstein | Jan. 04, 2019
"A big part of learning to cope with anxiety has been accepting the condition as part of my life. Telling myself it’s not “a real mental illness” is like denying its presence, which only makes the
anxiety stronger."

5 Films That Address Mental Health

By Matthew Boyle | Dec. 19, 2018
As we continue to spread awareness about the realities of mental illness, we can look to accurate portrayals in the media as an easy way to help others understand. Here are a few films that address mental illness in a truthful way.

 

You Don't Look Like You Have Depression

By Brittany Kinsella | Dec. 19, 2018
Mental illness affects all ages, races and backgrounds. There is no way to tell if a person has depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia simply by looking at them. There is no face of mental illness.  

For those Who Find the Holidays Triggering

By Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW | Dec. 14, 2018
Going home for the holidays may sound comforting and fun for some, but for others it can create a lot of stress or even be triggering. If you are worried about how the holidays with family will affect your mental health, here are a few things to keep in mind.