NAMI eNews, JUL. 06, 2020, By Kylie M. Smith, Ph.D.
People with mental illness have always been discriminated against. They have been denied full participation in society and labeled as dangerous and criminal. Many have been locked in institutions that acted more like prisons designed to punish than hospitals designed to treat.
In the 1960s, a series of federal legislation and court cases tried to end this discrimination. In the process, these cases revealed how deep the inequalities ran.more » Read More
Use these 5 tips from the Mental Health First Aid curriculum to practice self-care as a family this summer.
To serve our global community who can’t attend our live events—we have added online training sessions to provide family caregivers, peers and professionals the anosognosia education and LEAP communication tools they need to create relationships with people struggling with mental illness.
LEAP ONLINE Training Wed 9/16—Live With Q&A, Sep 16, 2020 12:00 PM
LEAP ONLINE Training Sat 10/17—Live With Q&A, Oct 17, 2020 12:00 PM
LEAP® (Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner) is an evidence-based approach that shows you how to quickly gain the trust of someone you are at odds with.more » Read More
NOTE: NAMI FaithNet helps to bring faith leaders from all dominations together to help address issues discussed in this article, because many faith leaders do not understand mental illness.
NAMI eNews, JUL. 20, 2020, By Alicia Montgomery
One of the oldest, and at times, only, emotional outlet and support for Black women has been the church. According to the Pew Research Center, 91% of Black Americans say religion is somewhat or very important in their lives,more » Read More
NYPost.com, OPINION By Susannah Cahalan, July 22, 2020
Considering he’s made a career out of provocation, it’s not easy to tell where Kanye West the showman ends and Kanye West the troubled man begins. But it’s clear by his latest behavior — his wild mood swings, his over-the-top statements and quick deletions — that we shouldn’t be laughing at him. Kanye West needs compassion, which, unfortunately, society offers little of to people with serious mental illness.more » Read More
This Award celebrates people and organizations creating real, meaningful change for children who struggle with mental health and learning disorders. Champion Award went to Bill Hader, his video discussing his anxiety disorder (below) went viral! Visionary Award went to Kenneth Cole, Community Award went to Erika’s Lighthouse and Outstanding Organization award went to NAMI – Thank you Child Mind Institute for recognizing all the hard work we all do in behalf of our community!more » Read More