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February 2, 2020
By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP | Dec. 09, 2019

My experience during my crisis made me feel worse than my illness itself. Three armed police officers and two paramedics pounded on my door, entered my small apartment, checked my vitals, strapped me into a wheelchair, forcibly removed me from my home, and escorted me to a siren-blaring ambulance. I was shocked and confused. I yelled. I cried. Read More
    By Shainna Ali | Dec. 26, 2019

    Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you may not have known how to help.

    However, you can help. Read More

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    NBC29 Special Report on Suicides: removing the stigma of mental illness

    People on the front lines agree: the first step to reducing the suicide rate is to break the silence.

    NBC29 Special Report on Suicides: removing the stigma of mental illness

    By Sharon Ketcham | December 20, 2019 at 3:36 PM EST – Updated December 20 at Read More

    By Becky Brasfield | Jan. 21, 2020

    After a crisis, recovery can be challenging. Our lives are left in turmoil caused by the stressful situation we just managed to overcome. With the worst behind us, we have to pick up the pieces. But unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for how to take steps toward the future. So how do we move forward?

    Determining Priorities

    By prioritizing our goals and responsibilities, Read More

    NAMI is proud to share our new white paper: “Working Together to Advance Discovery and Reignite Hope: Advocacy, Academia, Industry and Government Push for New Mental Health Treatment Options.” This paper describes the important work NAMI and our partners have done to push forward in the difficult and complex field of brain science and developing treatment for mental illness.

    NAMI has advocated for better treatments, better legal protections and better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness for Read More

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