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You Can’t “Pray Away” a Mental Health Condition

Jul. 19, 2017

"With all that my culture had to deal with throughout history, present-day African-Americans feel we don’t need help mentally. All we need to do today is the same our ancestors did, which is: 'Pray about it. Give it to God.' But you wouldn’t tell someone with cancer, diabetes or heart problem to just pray about it or give it to God, would you?"

Hands-On for Mental Health: A Pie Tale

Apr. 14, 2017

Mental Health Month is just around the corner. If your congregation, school, office, town, campus, book club, family, sports team—whatever!—is looking to get involved and raise awareness and funds for NAMI, consider a bake sale.

How Helping Others Can Help You

Dec. 16, 2016

A recent study found that giving help had greater benefits than receiving help. Some of us might not need a study to prove that—we've experienced it.

The Role of Ritual

Jun. 01, 2016

A ritual represents an opportunity for a community to come together and feel comforted by the familiar celebration of a holiday, a time of year or of someone's life. 

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NAMI Programs

Mar. 23, 2015

Many NAMI Affiliates offer an array of outstanding peer-led programs that provide free education, skills training and support. Discover which education program is right for you.

Infographics & Fact Sheets

Feb. 27, 2015

NAMI's fact sheets offer clear, concise information on mental health topics. Share them with a loved one, bring to a doctor or hand them out at health fairs.