• How Mental Health Support Groups Can Encourage You in the Journey

    How Mental Health Support Groups Can Encourage You in the Journey

    National Alliance on Mental Illness Support groups bring together people who are experiencing — or have experienced — similar challenges or experiences. Examples include: bereavement, caregiving, cancer diagnoses, or mental health issues in loved ones. Like a bridge between participants’ shared challenges and resulting emotional health, support groups offer emotional...

  • 2020 NAMI ANNUAL Appeal letter report

    2020 Annual Appeal & Annual Report

    Dear Friends, I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well in these uncertain times. As we all learn to navigate this global pandemic, I hope you will find joy in the little ways you can inspire hope this holiday season. One of the joys of my job...

  • COVID 19 PTSD concerns and rock solid treatments

    COVID-19 PTSD | Concerns and Rock Solid Treatments in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

    COVID-19 is affecting everyone. It has become a health crisis that threatens our physical and psychological well-being. Even if we’re lucky enough to steer clear of the disease, we’re nonetheless socially distanced, our work may have dried up or completely changed, businesses around us are closing, and our children are...

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    Suicide Prevention Awareness | Top 5 Suicide Questions Answered

    There are many questions we ask ourselves about suicide.  The biggest question for families and loved ones left behind by someone who commits suicide is always, “WHY?” Why would they do that? How could I have prevented it?  The only real way to prevent it is to learn more and...

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    Top Expert Tips | Eating Disorders Among Youth During COVID-19

    Although the moniker ‘eating disorder’ specifically mentions eating, eating disorders are about far more than food; they are a range of psychological conditions that result in unhealthy eating habits. Eating disorders are surprisingly prevalent; in the U.S. alone, 20 million women and 10 million men are estimated to have suffered...

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    NAMI Chats | The Social Isolation Effects on Mental Health

    The social isolation effects on mental health are being seen all over the world!  In most parts of the country, we’re living under conditions that we have never experienced before. For the first time in our lives, we’ve been sheltering in place for almost four months now, with an uncertain...

  • Surge in Veteran’s Mental Health Needs

    Surge in Veteran’s Mental Health Needs

    Mental health providers and the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical staff have kept thousands of veterans in treatment through telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the pandemic’s social isolation drags on, and job losses keep piling up, leaving financial crises in their wake, the mental health fallout is...

  • Getting The Most Out Of Online Therapy

    Getting The Most Out Of Online Therapy

    Perhaps you’re considering online mental health therapy, but are wondering if it is as powerful as in-person therapy. During our current time of social distancing because of COVID-19, even many clinicians who normally only conduct in-person therapy have switched to online formats. Meeting online can offer better appointment availability, since...