My specialty is saying exactly what’s on my mind when I lose my temper. In a manic outburst, I can deliver a message with stunning clarity and laser precision. My words are a shot to the center of the heart. I’ve lost friends. I’ve worked extremely hard on this, and it rarely happens now. Nevertheless, I have a history.
In recognition of Veterans Day, NAMI is launching a short course about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The online course was created for service members and veterans, but is also helpful for anyone who has experienced a traumatic life event.
Approaching an individual and encouraging them to seek therapy can be a tricky situation. If done the wrong way, you could aggravate the person or turn them against the idea entirely. However, there is an effective way to have this conversation.
People have asked me so many times when and how to encourage, or push, someone struggling with a mental illness. Here is what has worked for me:
I began to characterize suicide in my funerals and memorial services as not a desire for death, but a cry for life—more life, better life.
The medication I was prescribed caused side effects, and the medication I was given for those side effects caused more side effects.
Caregiving is “love in action.” The selfless love that caregivers express every hour of every day is so important to the well-being of others, but it’s also important that caregivers remember to take care of themselves.
The Las Cruces Sun News is focusing on mental health. Here, we present a recent series of four articles on the state of mental health care and resources in Dona Ana County.
By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Oct. 06, 2017 NAMI is here to raise awareness about mental illness. We talk about different conditions, how to advocate, why stigma is a problem—but there’s another aspect of awareness that is critically important for us to talk about: services and treatment, as well as timing. We are learning from research that treatment’s … Continue reading The Importance Of Getting The Right Treatment For You
Tomorrow will be a fresh start, another day to keep trying. Tomorrow there’s always a possibility of sunshine. Just keep trying. I try to tell myself this every day. Most of the time while crying so much it physically hurts. It seemed to come out of nowhere, like an invisible raging storm. It’s so … Continue reading Personal Story: This Is Me And I’m Not Ashamed