Many forms of live content exist today—most of which are at your fingertips at all times. When people come together to create entertaining live content for a good cause, it creates a lasting impact. To that end, RPG Limit Break, a gaming live-stream marathon, has been held a...
What would you expect to feel if you were blindfolded and walking toward the edge of a cliff? Does distressed—at the least—or absolutely terrified and panic stricken come to mind? You’d be right.
Early onset of mental illnesses in children and adolescents will be a major focus at the annual convention of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), to be held in San Diego, CA, June 14-18, 2000.
NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation for middle and high school students, school staff and families that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a ment...
Learn how to recognize the signs of mental illness and help a friend get support and treatment.
Atomoxetine is a prescription medication that is used to treat individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Spotting symptoms or discovering that your child has a mental health condition can bring a lot of uncertainty. Here are some ways to help your child and help your family.
Caroline has lived with with schizophrenia for more than 35 years. Thanks to her relationship with God, her daughters and her doctors she's doing well.
I’ve been in therapy for my bulimia and depression for over a year. I don’t know why I am still depressed, but I do know that I am not alone in my struggle.
I am the author of my own life and I choose to put a semicolon instead of a period at every point that my depression tells me otherwise.
Self-harm became a daily routine for me. Nothing else mattered except the sense of escaping from everyday life. Escaping from feeling so numb and hopeless.
Over the past couple of years, I have been inwardly battling some of the most terrible monsters: anorexia nervosa, depression and anxiety.
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.
I still find it difficult to do a lot of things, but as the weather warms up and the sun comes out, I find myself smiling. Recovery is hard, but it’s worth it.
I was very young when I experienced my first break from reality. I remember hearing voices and seeing shadows everywhere I went... As a child, I was confused and scared of the hallucinations I was experiencing.
My story started at nine years old. Plagued with OCD and crippling anxiety, I wasn’t dealt a “normal kid’s life.” Instead of birthday parties and sleepovers, my days and evenings were filled with intensive therapy, lots of tears and relentless fighting with everyone around me...
As part of my recovery, I learned as much as I could about schizophrenia, which further deepened my compassion for those with mental health conditions and their loved ones. I now speak about the resources available from NAMI at a local hospital and teach the NAMI Family-to-Fa...
Deep inside I knew they wanted my state to improve, but all they did was urge me to stop listening to those thoughts as commands. “Ignore them!” they said. They just didn’t understand it wasn’t under my control.
I went from that girl who would always smile and laugh or make jokes to the girl who locked herself in her room all day. I started to have trouble sleeping. I would lay awake at night and stare into the darkness and be consumed with anxiety at the thought of my future.
Come see Hakeem Rahim speak at the 2015 NAMI National Convention during the Opening Plenary on Tuesday, July 7. On March 5, 2015, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the Change Direction campaign, a new mental health initiative designed to raise mental heal...