The images of mobs storming the seat of our nation’s government are deeply troubling, scary and may negatively impact the mental health of many Americans from all backgrounds. An attack on our democracy affects us all, no matter our political views. As part of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, we continue to offer our resources to help the nation heal. We will strive to deliver help and hope to [...]
One day Kartar Diamond’s talented 15-year old son walked into the living room and shouted, “Every musician in L.A. is stealing my ideas!” and went back into his room. Minutes later he returned and began whipping the couch with a belt. The mother was baffled because her son had always been calm, kind, and successful. That was the start of her family’s “journey into hell.” Join us to learn about her [...]
The past year has been a challenging year for everyone. But through it all, you — and advocates across the country — continued the fight to build better lives for people affected by mental health conditions. Let's take a look at some of the highlights that NAMI advocacy has accomplished in the past year thanks to you! • Passage of the CDR John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act [...]
As stated in this article in Psychiatric Times, mental health conditions are highly prevalent in homeless populations. Recently, a NAMI NC affiliate decided to make a difference with this part of their community. With the help of a grant from the Southern Vision Alliance's Frontlines Fund and additional generous donations, the NAMI South Mountains affiliate provided fifty backpacks for those who are homeless in their area. Each backpack was filled with [...]
A new year can be a time of self-reflection and goal setting. NAMI wants to help you prioritize your mental health all year long. A NAMI membership is a great way to surround yourself with a community of people that will support you every step of the way. Become a NAMI NC member today and join a network that provides life-saving mental health information, support, and education. Additionally, if you become [...]
— The impact of social distancing and stress has taken a toll on many people’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. For full news item click here.
Each week in 2020, Men's Health took to Instagram Live to speak with psychiatrists and entertainers to find out how they lived, worked, and managed their mental health during a difficult year. Click here for full article linking to some of their favorite conversations.
In a year of strained mental health, Arab countries are doubling down on efforts to support care and break the stigma associated with such conditions. Click here for full news item.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing that we have experienced, Americans have been reporting increasing strain on their mental health. Depression, like anxiety and fear, has many symptoms. It is very common for people to report feeling sad, empty, or hopeless; having difficulty with day-to-day tasks; increased fatigue; and sleep difficulties. People with generalized anxiety tend to worry excessively and find it difficult to control that [...]
NAMI and its affiliates have adapted many NAMI programs to meet the needs of maintaining a social distance between participants during the pandemic. Highlights of our virtual and online programs are listed below. VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUP AND CLASS OPTIONS: Several NC affiliates are offering virtual support groups and classes. Please click here to access descriptions and a listing of available programs. COMMUNITY INCLUSION CONVERSATIONS, next discussion is January 29th at 1pm. Click here [...]