Mama Bunny wants to work and play, but she was born with an invisible illness in her brain that slows her hop.
Mental health advocates are lobbying Congress to help them get schizophrenia classified as a brain disease like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, instead of as a mental illness, a move that could reduce stigma and lead to more dollars for a cure.
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By Sue Abderholden | Oct. 01, 2018 At NAMI, we seek to improve the lives of those with mental illnesses and their families. We do this through education, support and advocacy. Part of advocacy is changing laws, and also public attitudes. Every civil and human rights movement has had to do both to make progress. The mental health … Continue reading It’s Not Stigma, It’s Discrimination
By Laura Greenstein | Sep. 24, 2018 Sometimes life can feel like a burden. It can feel like each day is a challenge. As if making it to your bed at the end of the day is like reaching the finish line of a long race. It can feel as if each interaction is a struggle. As if … Continue reading We Want You Here
On Tuesday, Nov. 6th, Americans will go to the polls on Election Day, determining the future of mental health care across the nation. Today’s candidates are tomorrow’s elected officials. And elected officials (district attorneys, county commissioners, governors, members of Congress, etc.) play a role in deciding what mental health services and supports are available in … Continue reading NAMI Urges People To #Vote4MentalHealth On Election Day
9/14/2018 In partnership with the Association for Community Affiliated Plans and other organizations, NAMI filed suit today to invalidate the federal short-term, limited duration (STLD) insurance plan rule issued last month by three federal agencies. The legal challenge seeks a temporary injunction against the recently issued STLD rule, which would expand the availability of plans that do … Continue reading NAMI And Others File Lawsuit Against The Short-Term, Limited Duration Plan Final Rule
You Can Make a Difference! NAMI-DAC is a 100 percent volunteer organization. Without our volunteers, we cannot function. While we welcome all volunteers, at this time, we are looking for responsible, committed people to serve on NAMI-DAC’s board of directors in order to continue improving mental health services in Dona Ana County and southern New Mexico. … Continue reading You & NAMI-DAC Can Make a Difference
7/17/2018 It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that NAMI learned Fred Frese of Hudson, Ohio passed away last night. In recent months, Fred had been in failing health—a devastating demonstration of the toll medical co-morbidities can have on those with mental illness. Fred’s legacy within NAMI is enormous. He served two separate … Continue reading NAMI Mourns Fred Frese, Mental Health Champion
By Yasaman Gheidi | Jul. 09, 2018 When I was young, my family and I moved from Iran to America, the land of opportunity. I left behind friends, family, delicious food, a language I spoke and understood—a life that made sense. Suddenly, I was a young child entering sixth grade in a foreign land and unprepared for … Continue reading How Being An Iranian Immigrant Affected My Mental Health