2017 | NAMI

Crisis Counselors Reveal the 9 Things Everyone Needs to Know About Anxiety

Posted on June 12, 2017

Readers' Digest

NAMI's HelpLine manager is iinterviewed about coping mechanisms than can help people with anxiety disorders.


Understanding Stigma as a Mental Healthcare Barrier

Posted on June 8, 2017

Patient EngagementHIT

In a study published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, Patrick Corrigan of the Illinois Institute of Technology reported that about 40 percent of the 60 million patients suffering from mental illness go without treatment. Perceived stigma is a significant barrier for patients seeking mental healthcare. Other barriers include lack of knowledge about mental healthcare, inability to recognize symptoms in one’s self, and inability to identify adequate healthcare resources for mental health symptoms.


Jimmy Piersall, Whose Mental Illness Was Portrayed in ‘Fear Strikes Out,’ Dies at 87

Posted on June 4, 2017

New York Times

Playing for the Red Sox in the 1950s, Jimmy Piersall, daignosed with bipolar disorder, was one of the first celebrities to strike stigma out. He is included on NAMI's "Famous People Poster" available through the website's NAMI Store.


Why Mental Health Has Become Political

Posted on May 31, 2017

Women's Health

 The editor of Women's Health magazine--NAMI partner--responds to criticism by encouraging discussion about mental illness, and health care in general, from both sides of the political spectrum--while hopng that the end goal is better medical treatment for all women.


Fox Sports Supports NAMI

Posted on May 29, 2017

Fox Sports Network

Television clip of  "Fox Sports Supports" promotion of NAMI partnership and Mental Health Awareness Month.


Veterans with mental-health injuries deserve Purple Hearts, too

Posted on May 29, 2017

Washington Post

It's time for veterans with mental injuries related to military service to be recognized with the Purple Heart.


Wounded Troops Discharged For Misconduct Often Had PTSD Or T.B.I.

Posted on May 16, 2017

New York Times

A  GAO report mandated by Congress has revealed that tens of thousands of wounded troops were kicked out of the armed forces, making them ineligble for benefits designed to ease their transition in returning home from war.


NAMI works to remove stigma from mental illness

Posted on May 15, 2017


 NAMI Northern Kentucy's work is profiled. Says Dorothy Best "For me being a part of NAMI is my way of giving back. I'm doing it for my sister."


Emergency department visits for mental health disorders are rising, but follow-up care lags behind

Posted on May 11, 2017

Mathematica Policy Research

About one-quarter of patients on Medicaid who visited the emergemcy department for a mental health issue—and about one-third of those who visited with a substance use disorder—did not receive outpatient follow-up care within 30 days.


Pre-existing conditions, high-risk pools and unicorn saddles

Posted on May 10, 2017

Independent Record (Helena


Commentary by NAMI Montana executive director Matt Kuntz: "High-risk pools were about as valuable for the families I served as unicorn saddless. I was never able to get anyone into a high-risk pool."


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