June 28, 2020

TOP STORY Taking a Cue from Those with Mental Illness During this Pandemic “It’s in our wheelhouse to be immersed in fear and panic, yet go on putting one foot in front of the other day after day after day. The world is just now experiencing our norm.” READ MORE » BUILDING THE MENTAL HEALTH more »

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Mental Health & NAMI News

May 3, 2020

NAMI Releases Spanish COVID-19 Guide The Spanish-language edition of the NAMI COVID-19 Information and Resources Guide, NAMI COVID-19 Información y Recursos, addresses frequently asked questions and lists available resources. LEARN MORE » Stay Up to Date on Research News Find up-to-date information and research news from government organizations, private institutions and academic and industry researchers. more »

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Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies

March 26, 2020

By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP | Mar. 20, 2020 The coronavirus can significantly affect mental health for everyone, but especially for those with mental illness. Both the anxiety of contracting the disease as well as the increase in loneliness and isolation can worsen and trigger symptoms. Acknowledging, recognizing and acting on mental distress more »

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Stop Making Things Harder For Those Who Already Struggle

By Dimitrios Tsatiris, M.D. | Mar. 04, 2020 I was a third-year medical student when I decided to become a psychiatrist. As part of my medical training, I worked for a primary care physician. My responsibilities included interviewing patients and presenting my findings to him. I remember the appointment that changed the trajectory of my more »

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The Many Forms Of Mental Illness Discrimination

By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP | Mar. 11, 2020 Discrimination against people with mental illness is widespread. It can be highly detrimental to reaching and staying in recovery. At times, as sad as it may be, the best way for us to manage discrimination is to know it exists, be prepared for it more »

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Why We Must Improve Police Responses To Mental Illness

By Johnny Rice II, DrPH, M.S | Mar. 02, 2020 As a criminal justice professor, I follow crime and justice news on a regular basis. Crime and justice news can help explain why people commit crime and engage in deviant acts, inform crime prevention and response, and shine a light on emerging issues in the more »

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It’s Okay If You Need Meds To Be Okay

By Nyemade Boiwu | Mar. 23, 2020 I have asthma. I use an inhaler because sometimes my lungs need the extra chemicals to help them function properly. No one thinks it’s “weird” or “weak” to use my inhaler. No one suggests that I should struggle through my inability to breathe rather than taking medication that will help. No more »

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