Faith Blogs and Articles Blogs 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?" Read More. 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. Read More. The Mental Health Benefits of Religion & Spirituality Dec. 21, 2016 Religion and spirituality are both rooted in trying to understand the meaning of life and, in some cases, how a relationship with a higher power may influence that meaning. Both practices can have an incredible impact on mental health. Read More. 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. Read More. Understanding the Challenges Veterans Face Nov. 30, 2016 The term "moral injury" was coined in 2009 by Dr. Jonathan Shay, but the issue has been affecting veterans for much longer than a short seven years. Learn more here. Read More. How Buddhism Benefits Mental Health Oct. 31, 2016 Although Buddhism is primarily known as a spiritual tradition, it is also a lifestyle that encompasses the mind in almost all forms of practice. Read More. Comedian Believes that Mental Health is No Laughing Matter Jul. 01, 2016 Mental health awareness can be spread through many mediums. See how actor Ted Swartz opens up a dialogue about mental illness through his play, Laughter is a Sacred Space. Read More. 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. Read More. A Voice at the Table: NAMI and Community Partnerships May. 09, 2016 A twenty year NAMI member/supporter recounts the impact of NAMI's grassroots foundation and offers and insightful assessment of NAMI's community partnerships to encourage others to seek NAMI for support for mental health. Read More. The Key To Awareness: May Is Mental Health Month Apr. 08, 2016 How will you spread awareness during Mental Health Month? Try some of these tools and resources to help you in encouraging others to learn more about mental health. Read More. Displaying results 1-10 (of 14) |< < 1 - 2 > >| Articles Sharing Hope: Speaking with African Americans about Mental Health Nov. 05, 2015 Learn how Sharing Hope can help increase mental health awareness in African American communities. Read More. Sharing Hope: Speaking with African Americans about Mental Health Nov. 05, 2015 Learn how Sharing Hope can help increase mental health awareness in African American communities. Read More. Say It Out Loud: Speaking with Teens about Mental Health Nov. 03, 2015 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. Read More. On the Challenges of Spiritual Leadership and Caring for a Child with Mental Illness Sep. 23, 2015 Rabbi Dov Gartenburg shares his story of helping his son who lives with mental illness while trying to lead a congregation. Read More. SAMHSA-Sponsored Webinar: Opening Doors to Recovery May. 15, 2015 Learn how Opening Doors to Recovery (ODR) is changing the way mental health is treated in the criminal justice system in Georgia. Read More. 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. Read More. 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. Read More.