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NAMI Joins 16 Patient Groups To Protect Access To Health Care

April 3, 2019

From NAMI National, 4/2/2019 Arlington, VA — NAMI and 16 national organizations representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief on April 1 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States. This is the appeal of a District Court’s ruling to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If more »

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A Symbol of Hope

A Symbol of Hope Cast from shackles which bound them, this bell shall ring out hope for the mentally ill and victory over mental illness. Inscription: The Mental Health Bell: Inhumane bindings recast into a sign of hope.During the early days of mental health treatment, asylums often restrained people who had mental illnesses with iron more »

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Advancing Discovery For New, Better Treatments

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 more »

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Four Lessons From Four Years Of Therapy

April 2, 2019

From nami.org, By Laurie Katz | Apr. 01, 2019 I’ve now been in therapy for four years. I talk about four years a lot. It’s an important number in my life. After I was raped in 2011, I suffered in silence for just under four years. It happened at college in Chicago by a fellow student on the more »

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Maintaining Healthy Friendships With Mental Illness

March 3, 2019

From nami.org, By Shainna Ali | Feb. 15, 2019 Quality friendships have the potential to give us feelings of compassion, belonging and happiness. They can help improve our sense of self-worth and help us cope. When you have a mental illness, you may think that your friendships are bound to be more complicated. You may even deem healthy relationships impossible. more »

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