You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

Because of the stigma attached to mental illness, it’s often hard for those struggling and their families and friends to talk about what they’re going through. But help is available, and it works.

Find Hope


Teens and young adults who live with mental illness can feel hopeless and alone. But connecting with others who have gone through a similar experience can help provide encouragement.

Speak Up

7 Steps to Tell Your Story

Learn how to tell your story to create impact and drive change. Use the following steps to craft powerful content to inspire others, raise an issue and help your voice be heard.

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Story Practice Sheet

Improve your skills by breaking down your story with this downloadable practice sheet. Talking about mental illness, stigma and recovery can give others hope and give you a voice to create change.

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As part of my recovery, I learned as much as I could about schizophrenia, which further deepened my compassion for those with mental health conditions and their loved ones. I now speak about the resources available from NAMI at a local hospital and teach the NAMI Family-to-Family class.

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