NAMI Blog

Preventing and Preparing for a Mental Health Crisis

By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, NYCPS-P, CPRP | Dec. 09, 2019
Crisis is often the most difficult part of mental illness. However, if you know how to prevent a crisis, how to handle one and what to expect, it can make things easier for indiviudals and their family members during the hardest times. 

Talking Back to Scary Thoughts

By Robin Arnott | Dec. 06, 2019
"I am not suggesting that managing anxiety is that simple. My mental health will always be a work in progress, but I have found a tool that works for me."

Don’t Invalidate My Depression

By Julianna Vaughan | Dec. 02, 2019
"I repeatedly told the doctor of my struggles that continuously grew worse with each visit, but she blamed everything on my “deficiencies” and told me to come back in a month after buying $150+ worth of vitamins."

Through the Eyes of a Young Caregiver

By Rhonda M. Lee | Nov. 22, 2019
"She was my single loving parent, my trusted source, my caregiver. As time passed, our roles of mother and daughter – caregiver and care receiver – switched. Momma needed me as I learned time and time again."

The Importance of Community and Mental Health

By Stephanie Gilbert | Nov. 18, 2019
Community can be defined in many ways, but when simplified down to its most important element, community is all about connection. Feeling like you belong, and like you're a part of something, can be very beneficial to your mental health. 
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