The Vixen & Anthony Cicchino: Being Your Authentic Self The Vixen and NAMI ambassador Anthony Cicchino discuss mental health in the LGBTQI+ community, coming out, and how to be an ally.
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.
My mental illness is not something I usually discuss openly. All I know is that I’m strong and I will help as much as I can.
Self Care University: Animal Therapy | Managing Your Mental Health Welcome to Self-Care University, a show where we explore different self-care activities to help manage your mental health. NAMI ambassador Alessandra Torresani meets with the staff of Special Spirit Equine T...
Self Care University: Drama Therapy | Managing Your Mental Health Welcome to Self-Care University, a show where we explore different self-care activities to help manage your mental health. NAMI ambassador Brooke Johnson meets with Registered Drama Therapist Alexis Maron to ...
I have learned that I am not personally responsible for my disorder, but that I am responsible for how I react to it. Today, I choose acceptance.
Imagine having difficulty controlling your thoughts and actions. Imagine that your sense-of-self is almost entirely dependent on your relationships with others. Imagine struggling to manage stress, rejection or conflict. This is what it’s like to live with Borderline Pe...
Whether you are a parent, teacher, grandparent, aunt or uncle, our children are often our greatest pride and joy. They are our future. We love them, raise them, teach them, laugh with them, play with them and nurse them back to health. As protectors, we want to do ...
This past June I celebrated two years of being self-injury free and I’m happier than I have ever been. It can be done. Just take the first step.
Discussing my depression and other mental health conditions is terrifying for me. I hate seeming vulnerable and I hate being labeled.
I can’t really explain it, but after my accident, something just clicked inside of me. After that day, everything was different. Suddenly, I had this will to live—something I never remembered ever having.
Learn what to do when you need help with your mental health.
“I can’t take this anymore.” Many of us who care for someone with a mental illness have heard these words before. We’ve watched friends and family members battle the pain and challenges, and we’ve worried for their safety when they say some days feel too overwhelming. Th...
My name is Amy and today I am going to do the unthinkable and share my experience with suicide. We all deserve to live and we are all worth saving.
As the teenage mental illness and suicide rate gradually rises, we must learn to open our mouths and speak.
The adults in your life say that it’s just a phase all teenagers go through, but you know that it’s not a phase. It’s something that isn’t “normal.”
My mind is still a game of numbers and every day is a battle. It’s okay to lose some days. You can lose a battle and still win the war.
I think a lot about the fact that people who don’t live with mental health conditions really don’t have a clue about what the experience is like for those of us who do.
"Hearing she’s happy is all I’ve ever wanted for her."
The 2014 NAMI National Convention was an amazing, surreal experience. For four days, people from all over the country came together to educate and learn about mental illness. The entire conference was a smorgasbord of options, from panels on the latest updates in schizophr...