By Joshua Gordon on May 13, 2019 As Lydia* walked into my office, I could see all was not well with her even before she sat down. She moved slowly, much more so than would be expected for a woman in her early 60s. Her face was impassive and didn’t display any of the usual warmth, curiosity, … Continue reading NIMH Director: I’m Optimistic about Depression
NIH study identifies importance of support for critical suicide prevention services April 30, 2019 • Press Release The United States may lack the resources needed to meet increases in demand for suicide prevention services that occur after celebrity suicides, according to a recent study of crisis mental health services. The study, conducted by a team of researchers, … Continue reading Crisis and Suicide Prevention Services Struggle with Demand after Celebrity Suicides
“The results of this study should raise awareness that young people are particularly vulnerable to the media,” said study author Lisa Horowitz, Ph.D., M.P.H., a clinical scientist in the NIMH Intramural Research Program. “All disciplines, including the media, need to take good care to be constructive and thoughtful about topics that intersect with public health crises.”
NAMI worked with a bipartisan group of legislators on key components of the bill including increasing access and continuity of care for veterans in need of coordinated support.
I developed a delusional belief that I needed to refrain from seeking medical attention to prove I was not violent.
Over a decade ago, I received a frantic call from my son’s elementary school principal that Luke was “out of control again,” and “used a pencil as a deadly weapon to jab his teacher in the arm.” He told me that the police were on their way, and if I didn’t get there soon, they were going to have him arrested for assault. My son was six years old at the time.
By Amy Taylor, MS, CTRS | Mar. 13, 2019 I experienced discrimination after disclosing my bipolar disorder to an employer. I was working for a state agency that serves thousands of disabled adults. At first, it seemed like a perfect fit. I was a social services specialist, and my job was to assess clients in the nursing home and assist … Continue reading When I Was Fired After Medical Leave
Each time, I was in crisis, at my life’s lowest points, looking for a path forward. Instead, I was treated like I was a threat to others safety, as if I had done something terribly wrong. Instead of receiving care, my experiences left me scarred, stalled and aimless for years afterwards.
By Xochitl Villarrealis | Mar. 15, 2019 Given the recent violence that has rocked our country, I think it’s important to address the myth and public misconception that people with mental illness are inherently violent. Unfortunately, the media plays a role in perpetuating this misconception and research from Johns Hopkins University suggests that the media’s focus on violence and mental … Continue reading My Brother Is Not A Threat, He Has Schizophrenia
Family relationships are sometimes responsible for life’s biggest conflicts. They’re often complicated and can span decades. For many, it’s the steady drip of unresolved arguments and personality clashes that leave lasting feelings of resentment and bitterness. But there is a way to work through this. There is a hopeful course of action—it’s called family therapy.