NAMI Blog

Rural Mental Health Work: One Therapist’s Journey

By Jennifer Andrashko, MSW | Oct. 10, 2018

Approximately 20% of our total population currently lives in rural parts of the U.S. We must address our pervasive workforce issues if we wish to make a dent in the unmet mental health needs in our small communities. 

An Ode to Schizophrenia

By Steven Wilson | Oct. 09, 2018

"My mind split, but it seemed to repair itself enough to get by. I learned one thing that proved to be true in the real world: When you struggle with an invisible disease, many won’t believe you."

Suicide is Not the Answer

By Stan Popovich | Sep. 28, 2018

Even if you feel like your future is hopeless, no one can predict the future, and things can improve. If you’re experiencing thoughts of suicide, here’s what you should do.  

Suicide in the News: How Should We React?

By Lindsey Warren Dietrich | Sep. 27, 2018

As suicide has become a public health issue, it has implications for all of us. We should change the way we think and speak about suicide to make it easier to connect with those who need help.

We Want You Here

By Luna Greenstein | Sep. 24, 2018

"You may feel like you can’t bear the pain any longer, you may feel like you don’t have it in you to reach out for help, but you are stronger than you know, and we believe in you."

Addressing Male Suicide

By Matthew Boyle | Sep. 21, 2018

Men account for the majority of suicides. It's important that we recognize risk factors and start conversations in order to end the rise of male suicide.