NAMI Blog

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.

The Power of Music to Spread Hope

By Nate Botsford | May. 06, 2019
As one country singer-songwriter discovered, the messages in music can help ease pressure in a world filled with others' expectations of you and your expectations of yourself.

Gamers Champion Mental Health Awareness

By Patrick McMahon | May. 03, 2019

RPG Limit Break is back again this Mental Health Month, speedrunning video games to raise awareness about mental illness and funds for NAMI. This event is what happens when we all band together for a common cause.

The Key to Finding the Best Help

By Larry Shushansky, LICSW | Apr. 24, 2019
While it is important to find that right type of therapy for you, what can be even more important is finding the right therapist for you. 

Experiencing Both Perspectives of EMDR: Provider and Patient

By James Brister, M.D. | Apr. 22, 2019
Dr. Brister is a psychiatrist who has used the treatment, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), as a way to help his patients through trauma. But he is also an individual who has used EMDR as a way to process his own trauma. 
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