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
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,more » Read More