When dealing with the challenges of mental illness, it can be difficult to feel and express gratitude.
Mental illness doesn’t make me a “bad Christian.”
No two faith experiences are identical. But all experiences are valid and worthy of consideration in mental health treatment.
"It is refreshing to hear a faith leader admit that sometimes prayer just isn’t enough."
"I believe medication, therapy and spirituality are holistic resources that work together as an integrated system of treatment."
"It's mind-boggling just how far behind the African-American culture is when it comes to mental health and suicide. But African-Americans need to know: A mental health condition is no different than a physical one."
On the first Saturday of every month, the basement at Providence United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina transforms into a drop-in center called Providence Place. Every single person in this room has been affected by mental illness in some way or another.
"The stigma felt especially daunting in the context of my profession: Pastors are supposed to be paradigms of perfection, to be endowed with the sort of faith that keeps them immune from something like mental illness."
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.
NAMI Sharing Hope is a free safe space to have conversations on mental health and wellness— because people of Black and African Ancestry around the country deserve supportive and healing spaces by and for us to help our communities thrive.
Learn how Sharing Hope can help increase mental health awareness in African American communities.
Stigma about mental health prevents teens from seeking help. Learn how NAMI's Say it Out Loud can get teens talking and asking for help when they need it.
Rabbi Dov Gartenburg shares his story of helping his son who lives with mental illness while trying to lead a congregation.
Learn how Opening Doors to Recovery (ODR) is changing the way mental health is treated in the criminal justice system in Georgia.
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.