NAMI Blog

Why Suicide Reporting Guidelines Matter

By Laura Greenstein | Jun. 15, 2018

The fact is: how we talk about, write about and report on suicide matters. For someone already considering suicide, it’s possible to change their thoughts into action by exposing them to detailed suicide-related content, including graphic depictions or explanations of the death or revealing the method used. 

Combating Loneliness with EASE

By Kurt Morris | Jun. 13, 2018

"Sure, I’d make an effort to get to know others and I’d even spend time with classmates or co-workers, but I still felt lonely. That’s because loneliness isn't about the number of relationships you have, but the quality of them."

A Therapist’s Journey: Learning the Art of Self-Soothing

By Larry Shushansky, LICSW | Jun. 04, 2018

"People want one solution to feel better: one medication, one single action to solve all their problems. The fact is, that’s not how life works. We have to try all kinds of solutions; some will work, some won’t, and some might for a period of time and then stop."

You Can’t Plan for Mental Illness

By Allie Quinn | May. 23, 2018

"The deadline of my 5-year plan has long passed, and my life has not gone as I planned, but I am happy, healthy and have a mission to end the stigma surrounding mental illness."

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