NAMI Blog

My Journey with Schizophrenia

By Rebecca Lyn Phillips | Jun. 07, 2019
"Because of the love, support and compassion of my family, my treatment team and the people at my church, I am able to say I have come a long way."

Finding My Purpose After Psychosis

By Susan Weiner | Jun. 05, 2019
"Mental illness doesn’t have to be the one definition of who we are. Though mental illness is a devastating diagnosis, I firmly believe we can overcome our limitations to live a life of satisfaction." 

Living Extraordinary Alones

By Benjamin Boone | Jun. 03, 2019
"Ten years and nine hospitalizations later, I found that there is not just one kind of “alone.” There are scary alones, lonely alones, secret alones, alones in solace and alones that are empowering.  As people with mental illness, we often travel through these different alones."

How TV Shows Make Me Feel Less Alone

By DeWanda Wise | May. 31, 2019
"When my depression hits, my body feels restricted, as though a weight I cannot see has made a home on my chest. The only thing I latch onto is knowing I’ve come out of it before. I think we all need that one thread to help pull us through."

Are the Kids Really Learning About Mental Health?

By Tracy Greenberg | May. 20, 2019
Now more than ever, children are learning about mental health in school. However, mental health issues among young people is still on the rise. We need to ensure that our children are not just learning how to seek help, but are actually acting on it. 

You Can Be Strong and Still Seek Help

By Chris Hubbard | May. 17, 2019
"Even when you sign the contract of a lifetime, your anxiety doesn’t just fade away. You are still playing a high intensity game that wears on you every day, beating you down physically and emotionally. But there’s always a way to get help."

The Example Celebrities With Mental Illness Set

By Izzy Gonçalves | May. 15, 2019
Celebrities talking about mental illness can help reduce stigma as long as their message isn't sensationalized. If a celebrity is being honest about their mental health issues, their example is likely to be helpful. 

Why It’s Important to Unplug Sometimes

By Carrie Cantwell | May. 10, 2019
Technology is great for helping you manage mental health conditions and medications, but online social media and shopping sites can present dangers for conditions like bipolar disorder. Here are tips for interacting with the internet when you are symptomatic.
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