NAMI Blog

How Labels Impacted My Mental Health

By Achea Redd | Aug. 26, 2019
"Trauma from my past and present combined with the heavy weight I bore from the labels I carried were like gasoline, and all it took was a spark to set my life ablaze."

To the Moon and Back

By Juliette Hirt | Aug. 21, 2019
"Many people hide their illness, which is understandable. Stigma and discrimination are real. But in a healthy community, we support one another when someone is ill."

My OCD Confession

By Katrina Holmes | Aug. 19, 2019
"OCD owns the word "disorder" because it debilitates. It crashes through you like a bulldozer and asks you to pick up the pieces."

What it Feels Like to be in Psychosis

By Andrea Paquette | Aug. 14, 2019
"While I was experiencing psychosis, I believed the torment would never cease. But it did, and I want others to know that psychosis will not always persist. There is help and hope in all situations."

A Letter to Those I Love

By Talia Bina | Aug. 14, 2019
"All I ask of you is to understand. To know that I’m sorry for pushing you away, for not being the most engaged friend, for cancelling plans and acting differently. All I ask is that you understand, you support me and you love me."

The Role of Mental Health Education

By Doug Colbeth | Aug. 12, 2019
In order to recieve the best possible treatment, those with mental illness and their family members need access to an in-depth mental health education. 

Loosening the Grip of Mental Illness

By Laura Susanne Yochelson | Aug. 09, 2019
"Loosening the grip of mental illness took a full year. No one flipped a switch. The transition from the world inside my head to the world outside was not only difficult but also fragile."

Study Shows NAMI Homefront Helps Veteran Family Members

By Lisa Dixon, M.D. | Aug. 02, 2019
NAMI Homefront is an educational program that addresses the unique needs of those closest to military service members and veterans. A new study found that the program improves coping skills and knowledge of mental illness, among other major benefits. 
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