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January 22, 2020

By Shainna Ali | Dec. 26, 2019

Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you may not have known how to help. However, you can help. You can be supportive and encouraging during their mental health journey. Here are a few tips Read More

    12/11/2019

    This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline.

    NAMI applauds Chairman Ajit Pai and the FCC for their leadership on this issue and strongly supports the creation of a national 3-digit number as an essential part of a network of services and supports for people experiencing a mental health crisis. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK, and other Read More

    By Anna Sharma | Dec. 30, 2019

    Mental illness is not just something we cope with or fight against. It is something we must accept as a part of us.

    When I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder, my default thinking was that everything in my life was ruined because I was “suffering.” I thought (and was even told) that I could not safely travel long distance, I could not enjoy a cup of coffee without becoming manic, I could not have Read More

    By Jessica Smiley | Dec. 11, 2019

    I have been through some difficult things in my life. Sometimes those really bad, traumatic experiences can have a life-long impact on our interactions with others and our physical and emotional well-being. Somehow, I managed to get to adulthood, which I attribute mostly to resiliency and a handful of supportive people.

    I’m a perfectionist. And during a period of my life, that trait wasn’t so helpful. I worked long hours (sometimes 24 straight), skipped meals Read More

    By Rubina Kapil on June 11, 2019 Lady Gaga Announces teen Mental Health First Aid Pilot Program Will Expand to 20 Additional High Schools “With teen Mental Health First Aid, we like to say, it’s okay to not be okay,” Lady Gaga said onstage in Las Vegas. Watch her speak with teen Mental Health First Aiders.

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. (June 11, 2019) – Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and the National Council for Behavioral Health announced that they will expand teen Mental Read More

    A pair of programs are targeting the need for mental health treatment in Stanislaus County.

    Modesto-area residents have struggled with access to treatment. And untreated mental illness is a prominent issue with its ties to homelessness.

    Next week, a “partial hospitalization” program will open at Doctors Behavioral Health Center on Claus Road. The center is launching a short-term outpatient therapy program for patients whose psychiatric illness is affecting their ability to function but they’re not sick enough to require hospitalization.

    In a second Read More

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