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The Consequences of Stigma Surrounding Schizophrenia

The cycle of social stigma and misinformation compounds the challenges of managing a mental health condition.

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Mental Illness Is Not a Joke: Fighting Stigma in Pop Culture

Harmful language and careless jokes litter our social media feeds and flood our screens.

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DID Stories Are Riddled with Stigma: I Want to Tell a More Accurate One

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Inpatient Psych Care: What Movies Get Wrong and Why It Matters

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Why We Need Better Representation of Borderline Personality Disorder

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How Social Media Is Changing the Way We Think About Mental Illness

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The Not So Pretty Version of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Six Underrated Depictions of PTSD in Movies and TV

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From Villain to Hero: Reimagining the Role of Mental Health in Pop Culture

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Finding Myself in the Main Character of “Prozac Nation”

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Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Misrepresented Diagnosis

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The Missing Piece of Disney’s “Soul”

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Literature as a Lens to Understand Trauma

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Why We Need Responsible Representation in the Film Industry

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Is Social Media Good or Bad for Our Mental Health?

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Youth Speak Out on Their Tech Use During COVID-19

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The Music of the Mental Health Movement

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The Evolution of the Mental Health Movement

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The Messy Truth About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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How TV Shows Make Me Feel Less Alone

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What Happens When Celebrities Speak Out

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You Can Be Strong and Still Seek Help

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The Example Celebrities With Mental Illness Set

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Gamers Champion Mental Health Awareness

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Tidying for Your Mental Health

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How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Social Media

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Suicide in the News: How Should We React?

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How Being an Iranian Immigrant Affected My Mental Health

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Why Suicide Reporting Guidelines Matter

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What Happens When Celebrities Talk About Mental Illness

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Reshaping My Relationship with Myself

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Mental Illness: A Common Bond

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Reviving Herbie the Love Bug to Rival Depression

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Being the Person My 13-Year-Old Self Needed

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Let’s Talk About Depression

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The Top Three Musicals About Mental Health

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The Best Movies About Mental Health

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Translating Lived Experience into a Compelling Novel

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Stigmatizing Media Portrayals: What Can We Do?

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Can Social Media Save a Life?

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A Film Festival to Spread Positivity

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Mental Health Starts with Listening

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Are You Living on the Edge?

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Gaming for Good: A Competitive Approach to Spreading Awareness

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“13 Reasons Why” Hurts Vulnerable Teens

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World Health Day Spotlights Depression

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Avoiding Emotional Damage During a Political Storm

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The Art of Recovery: How Medicaid Changed Crystal’s Life

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Beyond Silence: Stopping Stigma One Story at a Time

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Balanced Partnership Raises the Scale of Mental Health Awareness

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Washington, Lincoln and “The Mad King”

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Inspiring Hope in the Bipolar Community

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99 Faces Who Care About Mental Health Awareness

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What I Learned from Carrie Fisher

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NAMI in the News: 2016 in Review

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A Letter to Journalists About Mental Health Stigma

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MediaWatch: Reporting on Suicide

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Celebrities Give Mental Health and Substance Abuse a Voice

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MediaWatch: A Seriously Bizarre Summer

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Enhancing Wellbeing in the Face of Traumatic Media Exposure

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We Got Game: RPG Limit Break Video Game Marathon

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NAMI Media Watch: Hacking Brains, Looking to the Future

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Movies in 2015 That Showcased Mental Health

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The Power of Personal Stories

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Bipolar Disorder: A Fire that Can Fuel Creativity

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Mental Health Media Watch: January 2016

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Touched with Fire Offers a Look into the Often Difficult Relationships Within Families

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5 Main Characters in Best Sellers Who Live with Mental Illness

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8 of Our Favorite Blogs from Buzzfeed’s Mental Health Week

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What’s New on the NAMI Bookshelf?

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He’s a Kennedy, What Does He Have to Be Depressed About?

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17 Million Americans Hear NAMI's Message for Mental Health Reform

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OMG, I’m So OCD

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Finding a Piece of Sky in the Deepest Oceans

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Zelda Williams Shares a Heartfelt Tribute and Message of Hope

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Despite Winning Miss International, Raising Mental Health Awareness is Her Crowning Achievement

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The Voice Awards: Part of a Growing Movement

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Gaining Courage and Hope from a Cabaret about Mental Illness

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John Nash and NAMI Mercer, a Personal Connection

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USA Today Blazes a Trail for Mental Health Care Reform

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NAMI’s Newtown Prayer: Share Reflections on Dec. 14

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As School Doors Swing Open, NAMI Stands Ready to Help

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Is American Horror Story Stigmatizing or Just Silly?

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Halloween Protests: Haunted Asylums and Mental Illness

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The Colorado Tragedy: What Families Are Asking

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Friday Night at the Movies (for Less Than 40 Cents)

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Family Caregivers and the Gift of Hope and Healing

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Having an Impact: Reporter Meg Kissinger and Her Brother Jake

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Does the White House Read the Washington Post?

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Go Away Evil: Global Mental Health and Traditional Healers

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The New Normal: Actress Claire Danes, Homeland and Hollywood's New Take on Mental Illness

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American Idol: Singing Against Stigma

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The Arizona Tragedy: One Year Later

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Athletes and Mental Illness: Major League Baseball Steps Up to the Plate

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When Stigma Struck Out: The Jimmy Piersall Story

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