NAMI Blog

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How to Be with Sadness

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Tips for Getting an Insurer to Cover Mental Health Treatment

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Suicide Prevention: Saving Lives Now and Beyond

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Making the Most of a Psych Ward Stay: Strategies from a Psychiatric Nurse

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My Friend Is Suicidal: What Should I Do?

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From Patient to Survivor

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An Antidote for the Pandemic-related Mental Exhaustion You’re Feeling

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How Early Intervention Impacted My Life

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My Long Journey to Getting My Son Help

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What Happens When Your Child’s School Reports Suicidal Ideation

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3 Types of School Supports to Help Students with Mental Health Conditions

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How Students Changed the Law to Allow Mental Health Days

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7 Myths About Pediatric Depression

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Is Social Media Good or Bad for Our Mental Health?

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To All the Professors and Teachers of Those with Invisible Illnesses

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Ways We Can Address the Social Determinants of Mental Health

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Early Intervention for Borderline Personality Disorder

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Why I Decided to Be Open with My Students About My Mental Illness

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He’s Not a Criminal, He’s in Crisis

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How the Pandemic Has Magnified Mental Health Care Disparities

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How My Latina Identity Holds Hands with My Depression

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The Importance of LGBTQ Inner-Equality

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Breaking the Stigma Within My Culture

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Why Black Churches Need to Do Better with Mental Health Issues

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My Faith Saved Me

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Improving Social Determinants of Mental Health in the Black Community

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How Asian Shame and Stigma Contribute to Suicide

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Why We Need More Culturally Competent Therapists

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Embracing the Diversity Within Us

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Discrimination and Racism in the History of Mental Health Care

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The Mental Health Care Gap

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Recovering from an Eating Disorder as a Trans Person

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Q&A with NIMH Director Dr. Josh Gordon

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What Does It Mean to Be a Mental Health Advocate?

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How NAMI Storytelling Builds the CIT Movement

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Youth Speak Out on Their Tech Use During COVID-19

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The Music of the Mental Health Movement

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From Isolation to Community and Change

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Managing Anxiety: Becoming Aware of What I Can Control

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The Mental Health Movement in the Workplace

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Giving Support to Individuals in the Criminal Justice System

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Taking a Cue from Those with Mental Illness During this Pandemic

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Why Mental Illness Education Matters to Me

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The Evolution of the Mental Health Movement

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Outreach and Engagement for Asian American Families

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Living with Trichotillomania: A User’s Guide to Saving Your Eyebrows

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Telling the Monster Goodnight — My Child with OCD

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Talking About Mental Illness: Reaching In

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What Is It Like to Hallucinate?

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Addressing Emotions with Mental Illness

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Healing from Childhood Trauma and Dissociative Identity Disorder

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My Journey to Seeing Myself as Beautiful with an Eating Disorder

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Bipolar Disorder: My Experience, My Own Words

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I’m a Mental Health Professional, and I Understand

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When Schizophrenia Took Over My Life

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What Is The Role Of Activity For Mental Health?

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Strategies to Afford Mental Health Treatment

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How I Use ACT and CBT to Help People Cope with Health Conditions

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Quarantining with Borderline Personality Disorder

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How Therapy Helped Me Manage Trauma

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The Value of Structured Outpatient Treatment

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Coronavirus: Building Mental Health Resilience

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Getting My Son the Help He Needed

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Coronavirus: Mental Health Treatment

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Being Socially Isolated with Mental Illness: A Perspective for Loved Ones

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Disgust: A Natural Emotional Response to Abuse

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How to Protect Your Mental Health during the Coronavirus Outbreak

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Finding the Best Medication Regimen

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How Schools Treat Children with Mental Illness and What Parents Can do About it

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How to Ease Children’s Anxiety About COVID-19

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It's Okay If You Need Meds to Be Okay

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Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies

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Defeating Stigma with Science

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How Discrimination Has Affected My Life

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Health Insurers Still Don’t Adequately Cover Mental Health Treatment

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The Many Forms of Mental Illness Discrimination

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How Public Officials Can Protect the Rights of Prisoners with Mental Illness

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Mental Health Patients Have Rights

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Stop Making Things Harder for Those Who Already Struggle

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Why We Must Improve Police Responses to Mental Illness

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The Only Option: Seeking Help

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Eating Disorders: What to Do When Your Teenager Is at Risk

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This is For Me

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Climbing out of the Hole

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How PTSD Affected My Life

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Learning to See My Depression and Anxiety as a Gift

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Coming Out with Bipolar Disorder

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My Promise as a Mental Health Nurse

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Mental Illness Should Not Be a Secret

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Is This Recovery?

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Two Antidotes to Stigma

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How I Recognize My Early Warning Signs of Mania

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Coping with Schizoaffective Disorder

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Learning to Take Care of Myself

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How to Move Forward After Going Through a Crisis

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5 Reminders for Survivors of Trauma

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Using Humor as a Coping Tool

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Ways to Manage and Cope with Stress

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Why We Should Be Honest About How We’re Doing

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A Blueprint to Healing From Depersonalization

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