Mental Health Matters for All Students

By The Steve Fund | Aug. 11, 2017

The Steve Fund focuses on promoting mental health for students of color on college and university campuses. Read an interview between the organization’s Executive Director, Dr. Terri Wright, and two students about their experiences with mental health on campus.

The Power of a Morning Routine

By Laura Greenstein | Aug. 09, 2017

Having a morning routine can increase your energy, productivity and positivity. It also generates momentum, building up to the brain’s peak time for cognitive work (late morning). Here are a few suggestions on how to start your own morning routine.

Talking About Mental Health Should Start Early

By Jenny Marie | Aug. 07, 2017

"Maybe if I’d learned more about mental health when I was a teenager, I could have been saved twenty years of struggling with mental illness in silence. That’s why I became a presenter for NAMI Ending the Silence."

An Update on Genetic Research

By Ken Duckworth, M.D. | Aug. 04, 2017

As we continue to work towards building better lives for those with mental illness, we need to remember the importance of research and discovery in important fields like genetics.

Disparities Within Minority Mental Health Care

By Larry Shushansky, LICSW | Jul. 31, 2017

The mental health system is flawed. We all know that and many of us have experienced it personally. But all mental health advocates should band together in improving the status quo for those who are the least likely to both seek and receive treatment. Those who are most vulnerable to the systemic disparities of getting help. Those who only get the spotlight for one month out of the year.

The Strengths and Stigmas of My Culture

By Carlos A. Larrauri, R.N., B.S.N. | Jul. 28, 2017

"The Cuban 'machismo' culture can prevent individuals from seeking help. Our powerful sense of masculine pride can interfere with the insight and acceptance of help. But I believe diverse communities experience unique challenges and strengths when it comes to mental health."

AKA and NAMI: Building Bridges in the African-American Community

By Dawn Brown | Jul. 27, 2017

Part of our mission at NAMI is to empower people to break cultural barriers and fight stigma within their own communities. But we can’t do this alone. That’s why we're so thankful Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) helps us build bridges into the African-American community.

Everyone Deserves Adequate Mental Health Care

By Mike Gaeta | Jul. 26, 2017

"There are gross inadequacies and structural problems in the mental health system. More and better family education and outreach are essential in order to mitigate the cultural barriers that play a part in impeding Latino families from realizing and accepting they need help."

An Important Conversation with My Mom

By DeWanda Wise | Jul. 25, 2017

"Don't be afraid to tell others how you are really feeling the next time someone asks, 'How are you?' It makes all the difference in the world if you have someone who you know genuinely cares. Try to be that person for someone else and see what a difference it will make in your life."

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