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2411, 2020

My Emotions During My Husband’s Bipolar Episodes

“It’s extremely difficult watching someone you love struggle. I want to save him; I want to help him. I want to pull him out from the depths of the depression, but I know it doesn’t work that way.” READ MORE »

2411, 2020

Finding a Partner Who Accepts My Mental Illness

“I can’t change who I am or the challenges I’ve had to face. What I can do is choose who and what to accept into my life to make it an environment where I want to live and even thrive.” READ MORE »

2411, 2020

The Benefits of Positive Social Interactions

“The circumstance that saved me was my placement in a group home. I had no choice but to interact with my housemates and go to groups and activities. I discovered that most people are kind and nurturing.” READ MORE »

2411, 2020

NAMI Frontline Wellness

NAMI’s new initiative, in partnership with #FirstRespondersFirst, supports frontline professionals with resources for their immediate and future mental health needs. LEARN MORE »

2411, 2020

Stay Up to Date on Research News

NAMI monitors current research across the field of mental health. On this page, you can find up-to-date information from government organizations, private institutions and academic and industry researchers. SUBMIT TODAY »

1711, 2020

New Community Inclusion Series Kicks Off On Thursday!

Inclusion. It's a VERY important factor in recovery for those living with mental health disorders. This Thursday from 1pm -2pm, Community Inclusion expert, Dr. Mark Salzer of Temple University and NAMI NC's own Mikayla Cardona are hosting the first of a virtual discussion series talking about Community Inclusion (CI). Community Inclusion is a means to ensure that everyone feels respected and included in their community, regardless of their abilities, disabilities, or health care [...]

1711, 2020

Self Injury and How One Person Found Recovery

Emotions can be overwhelming. To deal with distress, some folks take comfort in a habit that others find baffling - non-suicidal self-injury. Why do people hurt themselves? The urge may start with overwhelming anger, frustration, or pain. If someone doesn’t know how to deal with emotions - or had to hide them as a child - self-harm feels like a release. Afterward the body’s endorphins or pain-killing hormones can take over, [...]

1711, 2020

Rural North Carolina Needs Are Unique

With National Rural Health Day occurring on Thursday, it’s a great time to review this informative session that National Rural Health Association CEO, Alan Morgan, presented during NAMI NC’s Annual Conference in October. According to Carolina Demography, among the 10 most populous states, North Carolina has the largest proportion of individuals living in rural areas. In fact, North Carolina’s rural population is larger than that of any other state except for [...]

1711, 2020

What Not To Do On Thursday? Don’t Smoke!

People living with mental illness have a high rate of smoking. In America, 44.3% of all cigarettes are consumed by individuals who live with mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. People with schizophrenia are three to four times as likely to smoke as the general population. It's estimated that, every year, smoking kills about 200,000 people who live with mental illness. Also, smoking increases the breakdown of medicines in the body, [...]

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