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What I Wish I’d Known About Therapy: How to Use CBT and DBT

When making a decision about mental health treatment, it’s important to know that there are different types of therapy to try.

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What I Wish I’d Known About Medication: Debunking Myths About Antipsychotics

The fear of taking a stigmatized drug impacted my course of treatment and overall health outcome.

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What I Wish I Had Known About Stigma: I Don’t Want to be “Normal”

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Ageism, Mental Health and Suicide Risk in Older Men

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How Law Enforcement Perpetuated My Son’s Trauma During a Mental Health Crisis

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Changing The Conversation About Suicide

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Ten Questions to Ask Your Psychotherapist

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Caring for Those Who Care for Us: Physician Suicide Awareness and Prevention

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I Am Not Alone: Finding Healing with NAMI

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Dealing with Intrusive Thoughts

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Finding My Life’s Purpose in Suicide Prevention and Peer Support

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The State of Suicide Today - And Ways to Prevent It

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Anosognosia: A Big Word for a Surprising Condition

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Shifting the Research Lens: Mothers of Adult Children with SMI

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My Battle with Bipolar Disorder

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Understanding Bipolar Disorder

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What Does a Culturally Responsive Framework Look Like?

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Rethinking Emergency Response to Mental Health Crises

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Embracing Hip-Hop Music in Mental Health Treatment

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My Experience as a Transgender Physician with Mental Illness

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Mobile Crisis Teams: Providing an Alternative to Law Enforcement for Mental Health Crises

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To Improve Student Mental Health, We Need More Than Crisis Response

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Bold Action Will Change the Mental Health Conversation

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Reimagining Mental Health in Schools

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It’s Time for New Standards for Mental Health Care

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What Mental Health Care Can Learn from Dental Health Care Strategies

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Building a Recovery-Oriented System of Care

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How Advocates Can Push for A Crises Standard of Care

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Addressing the Lack of Diversity in the Mental Health Field

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Why We Need Mental Health Care Integration

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How You Can #Act4MentalHealth During the Next Legislative Session

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How to Prepare for Your Psychiatric Appointment

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Finding Emotional Well-Being as an Indigenous Woman in America

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How My Daughter’s Experience Shaped My Career in Rural Mental Health Care

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How Advocates Can Push for a Crises Standard of Care

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Navigating Financial Barriers to Mental Health Treatment

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Overcoming Cultural Barriers on the Road to Recovery

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Overcoming Inadequate Crisis Response: Why 988 is an Opportunity

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Overcoming Regional Barriers: Navigating Rural Mental Health Care

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The Transdiagnostic Dimensional Approach: Another Way of Understanding Mental Illness

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I Am in Charge of My Treatment Plan

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Aspects of Culturally Competent Care That We Don’t Talk About (But Need To)

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How the Mental Health Community Can Support Black Mental Health

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Addressing the Increased Risk of Postpartum Depression for Black Women

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Finding my Voice in Therapy as a South Asian

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How Lived Experience and Identity Shape Mental Health Counseling

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Stereotypes and Seeking Care in a Racialized America

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What I Learned While Volunteering for a Trans Suicide Prevention Hotline

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Bettering Mental Health Outcomes for LGBTQ+ Youth

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The Cost of Criminalizing Serious Mental Illness

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Criminal Justice Involvement of People with Serious Mental Illness

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What Is Mental Health Probation?

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He’s Not a Criminal, He’s in Crisis

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Black Mental Health and the Importance of 988 Legislation

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The Voices that Caused Me to Lose Everything

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Neuroplasticity II: Recovery After Jail

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Neuroplasticity: How I Survived Psychosis and Jail

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Criminal Justice Reform Means Reforming the Mental Health System

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How the Mental Health System Failed Me

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A Plea for Compassion as Someone Who Was Arrested During Psychosis

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Impacting Mental Health Resources with Your Vote

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Four Reasons Why I Vote for Mental Health

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Ways We Can Address the Social Determinants of Mental Health

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How the Pandemic Has Magnified Mental Health Care Disparities

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Improving Social Determinants of Mental Health in the Black Community

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How NAMI Storytelling Builds the CIT Movement

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Health Insurers Still Don’t Adequately Cover Mental Health Treatment

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The Role of Mental Health Education

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Racial Disparities in Mental Health and Criminal Justice

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Treating the Whole Person

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That Time in the Psych Ward

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Rural Mental Health Work: One Therapist’s Journey

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New Health Plans Discriminate Against Mental Illness

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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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You Can Be Prepared for Crises

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

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Doctors Should Be Able to Access Mental Health Information

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I Found My Purpose

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Mental Health Conditions are Legitimate Health Conditions

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The First Step in Getting Mental Health Care

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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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Navigating the Mental Health System with Dual Diagnosis

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Disparities Within Minority Mental Health Care

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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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Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder: What’s the Difference?

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The Stigma in Our Health Care System

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Reasons to Attend NAMI’s Hill Day

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Delivering on the Hope for Recovery

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Understanding Psychotic Breaks

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Medicaid Matters: Lifting a Family from Fear to Hope

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How Should We Be Treating First-Episode Psychosis?

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Finding the Right Mental Health Professional for You

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Community Support Builds Better Lives

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22 Push-Ups to Raise Awareness About an Appalling Epidemic Among Veterans

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Washington Post Talks Mental Health Policy with NAMI

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A Presidential Candidate Steps Out with a Mental Health Agenda

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Happy Anniversary to the ADA!

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