October 9, 7 PM – United Health Care Medicare Specialist

Delaine Charlie, a Medicare specialist for United Health Care, will be speaking at our NAMI Family Support Group at 7pm on Wednesday, October 9th 2019.  She is a resource and point of contact for those who are Medicare eligible as well as their families.  She will provide information about how Original Medicare parts A and B … Continue reading October 9, 7 PM – United Health Care Medicare Specialist

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

Cultivating Self-Acceptance In The LGBTQ Community

By Chris Tompkins | Jul. 29, 2019   I’ve been living in Los Angeles and working in West Hollywood, LA’s gay neighborhood, for 10 years. In that time, I’ve unfortunately known far too many people who have overdosed from drugs or alcohol or who have died by suicide. Recently, I was told a young man I once worked … Continue reading Cultivating Self-Acceptance In The LGBTQ Community

Mental Health Challenges In The LGBTQ+ Community

By Rui Pires and Katherine Ponte | Jul. 17, 2019 As a gay man, my earliest feelings of attraction to other men in adolescence were accompanied by an awareness that they conflicted with my immigrant parents’ expectations. I suppressed outward displays of my sexual orientation and retreated. I grew depressed and anxious. I felt pressure not to upend … Continue reading Mental Health Challenges In The LGBTQ+ Community

How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP | Jul. 19, 2019 Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults with serious … Continue reading How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

Racial Disparities In Mental Health And Criminal Justice

By Leah Pope | Jul. 24, 2019 July is Minority Mental Health Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the unique challenges that underrepresented communities face in accessing mental health treatment in the U.S. I am a mental health researcher at the Vera Institute of Justice, an organization committed to ending mass incarceration and ensuring equal justice for … Continue reading Racial Disparities In Mental Health And Criminal Justice

NAMI Releases NFL Star Chris Hubbard “Strength Over Silence” Video

Docuseries Highlights Stories of Courage, Culture and Community Jul 15 2019 Arlington, VA – NAMI today released the latest installment in the “Strength Over Silence” docuseries highlighting the personal story of Chris Hubbard, offensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns. Hubbard’s video was created to raise awareness about mental health conditions, help eliminate stigma and encourage people to … Continue reading NAMI Releases NFL Star Chris Hubbard “Strength Over Silence” Video

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

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