• Jan2021

    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...

  • Dec2020

    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...

  • Nov2020

    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...

  • Sep2020

    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...

  • Aug2020

    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...

  • 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...

  • Jul2020

    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...

  • May2020

    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...

  • The current pandemic is affecting just about everyone. We’ve been separated from friends and loved ones, disconnected from many of our favorite activities, and become full-time remote employees and homeschool coaches. Many people have lost their jobs altogether, and some have lost their businesses or are in the process of...

  • I am an American Soldier. On the battlefield, there are two fronts that we encounter: There is the actual battlefield and then there is life after our DD214 and discharge. Where do we go when we’ve stood in our last formation, when there’s no battle buddy to lean on? This...

  • A few days ago, my attorney sent all of his clients a link to his recent interview with ABC National News, in which he discussed that he and other lawyers across the country foresee a surge in divorces once we’re out of lockdown. With many courts presently closed or operating...

  • If you’re in the difficult position of caring for a loved one with mental illness during the COVID-19 epidemic, when is it time to involve law enforcement? With many of us under lockdown orders, actively sheltering in place — and those of us who aren’t in lock-down still practicing intensive...

  • Many of us are now working at home to slow the spread of COVID-19 and practice effective social distancing. The health and wellness of employees, customers and other stakeholders are employers’ top priority, so many of us are deployed using a remote work plan. While some industries have used flexible...

  • Apr2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed so many aspects of our lives. We’re not just worried about higher-order needs now – the temporary loss of shared restaurant meals, professional sporting events, spring break travel with families – but we’re worried about basic needs, like our jobs, our income, the survival...

  • If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text: TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and...