Schizophrenia Myths | Top 5

Top 5 Schizophrenia Myths

There are many myths about people with schizophrenia.  Our Top 5 Schizophrenia Myths sheds light on a mental health subject we all need to be aware of! #1 – People with Schizophrenia are Violent The reality is, that this disease will never fundamentally change who the person really is underneath...

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Top 4 Misperceptions of Mass Shootings and Mental Illness

Top 4 Misperceptions of Mass Shootings and Mental Illness

Mental illness misperceptions have run wild in the wake of the latest mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Here are the Top 4 misperceptions of mass shootings and mental illness. Common Misperceptions Mass shootings by people with serious mental illness represent the most significant relationship between gun violence and mental illness....

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Google NAMI PTSD

Google Partners With NAMI To Increase Understanding Of PTSD

In any given year, about 14 million adults in the U.S. will experience Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD can develop after any traumatic event, including combat, hurricanes, earthquakes or experiences like mass shootings, assaults or even car accidents. However, despite how common this condition is, treatment-seeking is low. That’s why...

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Top 5 Misunderstood Mental Health Conditions

Top 5 Misunderstood Mental Health Conditions

There’s much stigma attached to mental health and mental illness, so for this year’s “Mental Illness Awareness Week” we are focusing our attention on five mental health conditions in need of better public understanding and stigma-busting: Mental Health is something that’s not often seen just by simply looking at a person....

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Vic Mensa Mental Health

Vic Mensa Wants To Break The Silence On Mental Health In The Black Community

Chicago rapper, Vic Mensa, has recently come forward and opened up about mental health and the issues confronting the African American community when it comes to mental health. In an interview with Sway, Vic said, “Mental health is something that a lot of people just aren’t ready to talk about,...

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HONEST, OPEN, PROUD Coming May 25-June 8, 2017

HONEST, OPEN, PROUD Coming May 25-June 8, 2017

*NOTE: this program has been cancelled Do you live with a mental illness and worry about keeping it a secret or telling others? Honest, Open, Proud (HOP) is a program that helps people make decisions about disclosing their mental health challenges. It’s a safe space to talk about all the...

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2017 NAMI Older Adults and Depression Seminar

Public Education Meeting – Older Adults and Depression Seminar

Click here for PDF April 4, 2017 | Cost: Free 7:00-8:30 PM This community education seminar focuses on identifying and treating older adults with depression and is appropriate for community members and professionals. Since depression can present differently in the older adult population, it is important to recognize symptoms and differentiate between...

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2017 NAMI CCNS Education Meeting January 23

2017 NAMI CCNS Education Meeting January 23rd!

* Click here for PDF download! * NAMI CCNS Cordially Invites You To: “Ask the Psychiatrist Your Questions About Mental Illness” Meet John Zajecka, M.D., an expert in novel treatment approaches for bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety disorders. Dr Zajecka, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Depression Treatment and Research Center at Rush University...

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