The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health:
“The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.more » Read More
By Tracy Riggs
One of the mental health conditions I deal with is social anxiety. So, you would probably think that I rejoiced when the CDC guidelines came down about social isolation. However, that’s far from the truth.
Social anxiety doesn’t mean I want to be a hermit. I still crave human interaction, just not all types (like crowds, small talk or making phone calls).more » Read More
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By Sarah Marsh | Feb. 07, 2020
Secrets and lies.
That’s how I would describe the beginning of my decades-long battle with mental illness.
The year was 1996, I was 17 years old, and my life came to a stand-still because of depression,
anxiety and an eating disorder. I had no community to call upon, few friends that knew of my struggles.
Everyone knew something was wrong.more » Read More
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.
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,more » Read More