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Responding to Crisis: The Crisis Living Room

A crisis living room is a small house open to the public that caters to people who need treatment for their mental illness. 

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The Importance of Accepting Help

Going through struggles in life is inevitable — but you can accept help to make it a little easier.

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The Importance of Accepting Help

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A New Treatment Option for Major Depressive Disorder

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Making the Most of a Psych Ward Stay: Strategies from a Psychiatric Nurse

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7 Myths About Pediatric Depression

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My Faith Saved Me

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Q&A with NIMH Director Dr. Josh Gordon

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What Is The Role Of Activity For Mental Health?

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How Therapy Helped Me Manage Trauma

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The Value of Structured Outpatient Treatment

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Getting My Son the Help He Needed

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Coronavirus: Mental Health Treatment

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Disgust: A Natural Emotional Response to Abuse

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It's Okay If You Need Meds to Be Okay

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How to Keep People Engaged in Mental Health Treatment

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The Key to Finding the Best Help

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Experiencing Both Perspectives of EMDR: Provider and Patient

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Shared Decision-making: Getting a Say in Your Care

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The Power of Emotion Education

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Growing up Without Mental Health Support

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Self-Help Techniques for Coping with Mental Illness

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An Ode to Schizophrenia

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Spreading Hope Through Peer Support

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Everyone Deserves Adequate Mental Health Care

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Getting Involved with Minority Mental Health

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Treating Depression When Medication Doesn’t Work

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Why Do We Have the Feeling that We Are Not Enough?

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Combating Loneliness with EASE

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Early Psychosis Programs Are Changing Lives—But What if You Can’t Find One?

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4 Ways Teens Can Access Therapy Without Health Insurance

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A Therapist’s Journey: Learning the Art of Self-Soothing

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Are You a Chronic Self-Abandoner?

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Anxiety, My Companion

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My First Voice

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Showing Strength in the Face of Mental Illness

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Building Bonds Behind Bars with NAMI Peer-to-Peer

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Mental Health Conditions are Legitimate Health Conditions

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Substance Use Carries Mental Health Risks—Yes, Even Marijuana

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Why Some People Harm Themselves

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Understanding Self-Harm

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Reshaping My Relationship with Myself

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What To Do if Your Workplace is Anxiety-Inducing

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When Your Parents Have Mental Illness: Healing Childhood Trauma

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Writing Tips that Can Reduce Symptoms

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How Do I Know if My Therapist is Effective?

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My Great Wake-Up Call

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The Problem with Yelling

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Mental Illness: A Common Bond

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How Dogs Can Help with Depression

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Motherhood and Your Mental Health

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A Sermon of Truth About Depression

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Being the Person My 13-Year-Old Self Needed

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5 Sleep Tips that Can Help with Depression

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The First Step in Getting Mental Health Care

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Postpartum Depression: Ways to Cope and Heal

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The Pathway to Peace of Mind

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The Top Three Musicals About Mental Health

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Strategies for Living and Working Well with ADHD

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Pawing for Recovery

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Managing Your Mental Health During the Holidays

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Sharing My Mental Health Journey on Stage

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Learning to Change in Order to Heal

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The Bike Ride: The Story of my Son's Diagnosis

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Telehealth: Transforming Child Mental Health Care

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Integrated Treatment for Mental Illness and Substance Use

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Outreach and Engagement for Early Psychosis

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Navigating the Mental Health System with Dual Diagnosis

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FDA Approves Medications for Tardive Dyskinesia

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Mental Health in the Workplace: The Value of Rest

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Preventing Mental Health Effects of Divorce on Children

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Rules of the Road for Succeeding in College with a Mood Disorder

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Helping Children Learn How to Think Positively

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Work is Recovery

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Attention Spans in the Age of Technology

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The Power of a Morning Routine

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Disparities Within Minority Mental Health Care

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Seeking Help When You Need It

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Challenging Multicultural Disparities in Mental Health

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Expanding Access to Mental Health Care

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The Stigma Associated with Borderline Personality Disorder

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Distress Tolerance Techniques to Prevent Self-Harm

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Offering Hope for Borderline Personality Disorder

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Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

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Mental Health Starts with Listening

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The Stigma in Our Health Care System

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Delivering on the Hope for Recovery

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“13 Reasons Why” Hurts Vulnerable Teens

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Taking Another Look a Too-Often-Forgotten Treatment for Schizophrenia

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How Should We Be Treating First-Episode Psychosis?

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Family Survival Guide

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Finding the Right Mental Health Professional for You

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Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art

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Strategies of Living Well: Four Secrets in Plain Sight

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The Impact of Music Therapy on Mental Health

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How Helping Others Can Help You

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From One Parent to Another: How to Help Your Child

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Community Support Builds Better Lives

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Five Fingers, Five Reasons: How Knitting Comforted My Mom

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Understanding the Challenges Veterans Face

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The Power of Pet Therapy

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Building a Movement for Better Early Psychosis Care

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Living Better through Bibliotherapy

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Discovering New Options: Self-Help Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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National Wellness Week is Here!

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New Film Shows the Impact of Community During Recovery

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Enhancing Wellbeing in the Face of Traumatic Media Exposure

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Top 10 Fitness Motivation Tips

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Tech Café Teaches People to Use Technology to Better Their Mental Health

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Exercise for Mental Health: 8 Keys to Get and Stay Moving

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A Report from the Frontlines of Crisis Mental Health

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How Art Can Help Monitor Bipolar Symptoms

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Taking Charge of Your Mental Health (Infographic)

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"How do I afford medication?" NAMI HelpLine Provides Answers

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How You Can Get the Right Mental Health Treatment

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NAMI Honors Dr. Marsha Linehan, The Creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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Changes Announced for Monitoring Clozapine to Improve Delivery of Treatment, Increase Access

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What Are States Doing to Help Prevent Suicide?

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Helping Students Cope with the Pressures of School

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Tips for Medication-Related Websites and Mobile Apps

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Compassionate Care in the Emergency Room

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Science Meets the Human Experience: Integrating the Medical and Recovery Models

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Making Better Mental Health Treatment a National Priority

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My Life Changing Experience with NAMI's Family-to-Family

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Young Adults: An Interview with a CBT-trained Clinician

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Language, Stigma and Political Correctness: How We Talk about Mental illness

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