NAMI Blog

Beyond the Baby Blues: Depression During and After Pregnancy

By Pamela Wright-Etter, M.D. | Dec. 18, 2019
Many of us have heard the term “baby blues,” when a mother feels tired, worried or down for a few days after having a baby. But when a new mother has significant symptoms for weeks during or after the pregnancy, it may be postpartum depression. 

Why You Struggle with Self-Care

By Britt Mahrer | Dec. 16, 2019
Self-care isn't meant to be challenging or time consuming or budget-breaking. Self-care is meant to help you feel refreshed and recharged. 

Why Crisis Intervention Team Training Should Be the Standard

By Ernie Stevens and Joe Smarro | Dec. 13, 2019
Crisis intervention team (CIT) training educates officers on recognizing when individuals have mental illness and are symptomatic, de-escalating crises and navigating people toward resources and help. Learn more about CIT and why it should be implemented nationally. 

Preventing and Preparing for a Mental Health Crisis

By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP | Dec. 09, 2019
Crisis is often the most difficult part of mental illness. However, if you know how to prevent a crisis, how to handle one and what to expect, it can make things easier for individuals and their family members during the hardest times. 

Talking Back to Scary Thoughts

By Robin Arnott | Dec. 06, 2019
"I am not suggesting that managing anxiety is that simple. My mental health will always be a work in progress, but I have found a tool that works for me."

Don’t Invalidate My Depression

By Julianna Vaughan | Dec. 02, 2019
"I repeatedly told the doctor of my struggles that continuously grew worse with each visit, but she blamed everything on my “deficiencies” and told me to come back in a month after buying $150+ worth of vitamins."
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