NAMI Blog

Digital Therapy Apps: Good or Bad?

By John Torous M.D., M.B.I. | Apr. 05, 2019
A lot of apps claim they can help us with our mental health. However, there have been many questions about the extent to which these apps can actually help. Researcher, technology expert and psychiatrist, Dr. Torous explains the positive and negative aspects of these apps. 

Dear Potential Employers

By Michelle Yang | Mar. 29, 2019
"Mental health advocates have long recognized what we're fighting is beyond stigma. It is discrimination. This fear was why I hid my diagnosis all these years."

My Journey of Self-Medicating Mental Illness

By Nathanial Roeder | Mar. 27, 2019
"If I was feeling anxious, socially or otherwise, if I was feeling depressed, if I wanted an escape from reality or if I didn’t want to feel anything—I would self-medicate my symptoms with substances."

Treating the Whole Person

By Allison White, ACSW, LCSW, CCDP-D | Mar. 25, 2019
"We must break down the silos that separate physical and mental health, because everything is connected: Physical symptoms affect a person’s mental health, and a mental health diagnosis may increase the risk for physical health-related issues."

When A New Job Became My Worst Nightmare

By Anne Russell Gregory | Mar. 22, 2019
"Three months after my hospitalizations, I got my overdue six-month review. The director cataloged every mistake I ever made so that my four-page evaluation read like an attack. I was demoted, pushed to the back of the office and stripped of my previous responsibilities."

My Brother is Not a Threat, He Has Schizophrenia

By Xochitl Villarrealis | Mar. 15, 2019
"Many times, I asked the police why they approached him. I was often told someone reported him as a 'suspicious person' lingering too long in one spot or that his appearance made some people uncomfortable, despite being in public spaces."
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