NAMI Blog

Offering Hope for Borderline Personality Disorder

By Joy Sprague and Perry Hoffman, Ph.D. | Jun. 14, 2017

NAMI's friends at the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder offer unmatched resources to individuals and families living with BPD. Learn more about their efforts and supports here.

Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

By Laura Greenstein | Jun. 07, 2017

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is recognized as the “gold standard” treatment option for Borderline Personality Disorder. Learn more about this life-saving therapy here.

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

By Laura Greenstein | Jun. 05, 2017

Selfish. Manipulative. Untreatable. Clingy—this is how people describe those who live with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). But considering what a person experiencing BPD deals with daily, these labels aren’t fair.

Mental Health Starts with Listening

By Kenny Baldwin | Jun. 02, 2017

When was the last time you considered how sound might impact your health?  Most of us only think about sound pollution when there’s a jackhammer outside our bedroom window, but it turns out what you listen to all day can affect your wellness.

The Stigma in Our Health Care System

By Kathryn van Roosendaal | May. 31, 2017

During Mental Health Month, there’s always a lot of talk about breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness. Well, it seems like we’ve still got a long way to go.

Are You Living on the Edge?

By Bob Carolla | May. 26, 2017

On Edge: A Journey through Anxiety is part-memoir and part-exposition of the science, symptoms and treatment of anxiety disorders, neatly woven together.

Reasons to Attend NAMI’s Hill Day

By Happy Carlock | May. 24, 2017

On June 29, NAMI advocates from across the country will brave the summer heat to meet with offices on Capitol Hill to advocate for mental health as part of the 2017 NAMI National Convention. Nearly 1,000 people have registered for Hill Day, but we still have spots available and we want you to fill one.

An Invisible Illness is Still an Illness

By Kevin Grimm | May. 22, 2017

"I have a mental disorder with a long, fancy name: Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar Type 1. An illness like mine is invisible. The only people who can see it are the people I chose to let inside. Thankfully, I started with NAMI Peer-to-Peer."

Teaching Kids About Mental Health Matters

By Fonda Bryant | May. 19, 2017

Kids are our next generation. We should be teaching them about the importance of mental health and the warning signs of mental illness. If we teach them well enough, maybe stigma won’t exist once their generation grows up.

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