5 Common Myths About Suicide Debunked


By Kristen Fuller, M.D. | Sep. 06, 2018 Suicide affects all people. Within the past year, about 41,000 individuals died by suicide, 1.3 million adults have attempted suicide, 2.7 million adults have had a plan to attempt suicide and 9.3 million adults have had suicidal thoughts. Unfortunately, our society often paints suicide the way they would a prison sentence—a permanent situation that brands an … Continue reading 5 Common Myths About Suicide Debunked

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

NAMI And Others File Lawsuit Against The Short-Term, Limited Duration Plan Final Rule


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

Personnel Story: Suicide Is Not A Selfish Act


depreby Jean Mellano Today, for the first time since Steve died by his own hand in 2015, someone said directly to me: “Suicide is a selfish act.” I was not angry or insulted, but rather very sad that people still believe this to be true. If anything, in the mind of the one who takes … Continue reading Personnel Story: Suicide Is Not A Selfish Act

Personal Story: Growing Up With A Parent Experiencing Bipolar Disorder


by Michelle Dickinson-Moravek When you love someone with bipolar disorder, life can be very unpredictable. In my case, it was my mother who struggled with this illness. She was in and out of the hospital half a dozen times throughout my childhood. She was often so depressed that she couldn’t get out of bed and … Continue reading Personal Story: Growing Up With A Parent Experiencing Bipolar Disorder

Peer Support: Helping Others, Healing Yourself


By Trish Richert | Aug. 06, 2018 No two peer support groups are the same—each is as unique as a snowflake or a finger print. A peer support group is a regular gathering of men and women with the lived experience of mental illness. Usually once each month, these individuals come together, overseen by a trained peer support … Continue reading Peer Support: Helping Others, Healing Yourself