Coping With Bipolar Disorder Within My Faith Community

By Ivory Smith Causey | Jul. 15, 2019 I have been a church girl all my life, and the traditions and cultural importance of the African American church community shape who I am. In my community, there is a stark contrast between physical illness and mental illness. I would often hear about people with diabetes and high blood … Continue reading Coping With Bipolar Disorder Within My Faith Community

How To Overcome Stigma In The African American Community

By Lorenzo Lewis | Jul. 31, 2019 While there may be a lot of awareness and research for cancer and other physical health conditions, we struggle as a nation when it comes to prioritizing mental health. And that especially applies to the mental health of African Americans. According to the American Psychiatric Association, African Americans are: Less likely to receive … Continue reading How To Overcome Stigma In The African American Community

Strength Over Silence

Stories Of Courage, Culture And Community In this ongoing docuseries, NAMI highlights perspectives on mental health from the African American and Latinx communities. Through candid and courageous stories of lived experience, these mental health champions share their resilience and recovery. New interviews are added as they become available. See all of them here.

7 Health Organizations File Appeal Challenging Decision On Short-Term, Limited-Duration Junk Insurance Plans

Groups Say These Inadequate Plans Undermine Consumer Protections For People With Pre-Existing Conditions, May Discriminate On Age, Gender Or Health Status 7/29/2019 Contact: Josh Dorner, jdorner@skdknick.com Washington, DC—The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Mental Health America, American Psychiatric Association (APA), AIDS United, National Partnership for Women & Families, … Continue reading 7 Health Organizations File Appeal Challenging Decision On Short-Term, Limited-Duration Junk Insurance Plans

It’s Not Stigma, It’s Discrimination

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

NAMI Urges People To #Vote4MentalHealth On Election Day

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